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Follow the author’s advice. First, look at Thoreau's work, noting how he thinks people should simplifytheir lives. Then, examine the things that you do in your life on a daily basis. Think about your activities during the past week or keep a journal of your activities for the coming week. Record everything you do. What experiences are good, and what ones are bad? Of all the activities you participate in, which ones are most important? Which ones could you do without? Discuss Thoreau'sphilosophy and explain how you can simplify your life. How can you avoid wasting time and relieve some of the stress in your life?Part B, Option 1 will be graded with the rubric on the next page. Project 38ENGH 039
Your grade for Part B, Option 1will be based on the following criteria:Project Grading Table (Teacher Use Only)PointsPossiblePointsEarnedOrganization:The introduction includes the title of the piece of literature and thename of the author.The introduction includes information about the piece of literature andthe topic to be discussed in the essay.Each body paragraph has a specific topic sentence. Paragraphs are well organized.A conclusion wraps up and closes the essay.15Ideas and Content:The essay responds directly to the option chosen and makes sense.A summary is included that shows a basic understanding of the pieceof literature and the topic.Each body paragraph discusses a different topic, includes examples,and explains why they are relevant.The essay includes original ideas.The conclusion summarizes the information learned in the assignmentand reflects on it.25Conventions:Proper use of grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. Sentences are complete and appropriately punctuated.Capitalization is correctly used in the essay.All direct quotations are in quotation marks.MLA formatting for citing quotations is correctly used. (Refer toguidelines in the course Appendix. You do NOT need a works citedpage, only in-text citations.)10Project 39ENGH 039
[Begin typing Part B, Option 1 here.]“Where I Lived and What I Lived For,” written by transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, urges people to live leisurely and simple lives. Thoreau believed life should consist of only the most essential things, and believed that life was far too valuable to be misused. To fully experience the true beauty of nature, Thoreau spent two years living in isolation at Walden Pond (near Concord, Massachusetts). He had a deep reverence for nature and believed it provided many truths. One of these truths is that people spend too much time worrying about material wealth. Thoreau used a metaphor, “We do not ride on the railroad; it rides upon us," to express the idea that people become possessed by unimportant things. While at Weldon Pond, Thoreau attempted to live in harmony with nature. He wanted to see how little one needed in money and material goods to live adequately. He stated, “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of