Re-write a political speech
Use Orwell's "Politics and the English Language" essay as a guide for this exercise. Choose a political speech given by a President. Highlight all the "bad English writing" in the speech, and re-write the speech to be good English, using the definition of good English that Orwell would use.
Read the book 1984, which is also by Orwell. What is the political message Orwell is sending, and what of the four writers motivations were strongly revealed in that book?
Research boarding schools
Research some boarding schools in the state where you live. Compare them to the boarding school life that Orwell describes.
Blog about Orwell
Write a blog about your favorite Orwell essay. The blog entry should include why this is your favorite Orwell essay and what message Orwell is sending in the essay.
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