“Quote” Project If you think a weakness can be turned into a strength, I hate to tell you this, but that's another weakness (Jack Handy). Ok, so I already know that your first question is going to be…why do we have to do this? To make this project very apropos (look it up) I am going to quote: “I do not speak the minds of others except to speak my own better” (Montaigne). Everyone uses quotes. They help us in many ways, and what better way to stay encouraged and motivated in my class than to be able to look around the room and see all sorts of quotes from your fellow students? O Better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. ~Abraham Lincoln~ O Nothing can come of nothing. ~William Shakespeare, King Lear (King Lear I.i)~ O It is important that man dreams, but it is perhaps equally important that he can laugh at his own dreams. ~Lin Yutang~ The rules: 1. I must approve your quote before you begin the writing or the artistic portions. 2. You must know where your quote came from. Be very careful about this one! I am warning you all…research, research, research. I will be checking the origin of each quote and I hope it will be properly credited. 3. The written component must be at least one page in length. It must have complete sentences, proper grammar, your best spelling, and it must be legible. You must include the origin of the quote, why you chose that particular quote, how it applies to my class (your life, other students’ lives, etc.,) 4. The artistic portion must be on a piece of manila paper that I will provide, and must be neatly printed including the author’s name. It may be decorated as time permits, and I love decoration. Rubric: O Quote approved 10 pts. O Grammar/ Mechanics -(includes embedding/citing quote) O Organization- intro with quote, explanation of quote, one example of how the quote relates to your life O Elaboration – elaborate on how your example relates to quote (no list) 60 pts. 15 pts. 15 pts.