Well, I am going with Letters to a Young Chef
. I appreciate everybody's input.
If you are interested, below is the criteria for the assignment... just in case you have free time.
Title: Letters to a Young Chef
Last day to submit assignment: 1st Day of School! – there will be NO exceptions; any paper submitted late will receive a zero.
Format: Typed, 2 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman, Stapled in the left corner. A cover sheet will state your name, class name, assignment title and submission date on the center of the page. Obviously improperly formatted projects will not be considered for a grade.
·Read the book to develop an understanding of the author’s intent. Make some connections with what he says and your journey into our industry. Ask questions as you read. Be sure you understand what is going on; highlight, write margin notes, underline, whatever works for you. Interact with the book!
Choice of (1) of the following:
You will have your choice of 3 different options. If you choose option #3, the format mentioned above MUST be used!
1.Create a professional-looking PowerPoint presentation to sell the book to future chefs. Include at least (3) quotations, specific references and your input to make a convincing sales pitch. The presentation should use no fewer than 12 slides. The slides should illustrate the various aspects of the book, including professional insight, styles of cooking, determination and quality.
2.Construct a book “Window.” The window should contain 4 panes. Pane #1 should explain at least (5) interesting facets from the book. What is keeping you interested in reading this book? What surprises you? Pane #2 should describe at least (5) ‘feelings’ and/or personal reflections. How do you feel about what the author is saying? How do you feel about what he is telling you is necessary to be successful in our industry? Pane #3 should have at least (5) ideas that you can apply to your own training, taken from the book. What can you use? What will use as a second-year culinary student? What will use as an industry professional 5, 10, 20 years from now? Lastly, pane #4 should have at least (5) questions that were raised about becoming an industry professional. The questions can be about your progress or some concepts from the author. The “Window” should look like a well-constructed reflection of your professionalism; visually stimulating, grammatically correct and interesting!
3.Write a book review. Identify sources of inspiration. Specifically, what did the author say that moves you? Why? How can you relate to what he is saying? Explain your opinion of the book; use illustrative details, including citing specific entries, recipes, commentary and the author’s intent. Ask questions! Express your opinion.
·The book provided will be the sole source of information other than those experiences you have gained over the past year
·Grammar and word choice as well as mechanics will count towards your overall grade
·The work will be your own – 3 consecutive words ‘borrowed’ from another source is plagiarism; any work suspected of plagiarism will receive a 0 with further consequences, as determined by the Principal
·A photograph or illustration is optional and will not be counted as part of the (2) page minimum, if you choose the “Review” option.
and click on <book reviews> for insight on how book reviews look. Specifically, look for examples that inject the reader’s perspective rather than a technical analysis.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, it is your responsibility to get assistance NOW rather than the day before school returns! You may email me a draft for review prior to returning to school. I will make suggestions and return your draft to you.
However, your final copy must be submitted in hard copy.
The PowerPoint option (#1) should be submitted on disc or emailed and a hard copy of the slides will be submitted, as well.