World Lit I (Optional) Bonus Project:

• Bonus Project worth up to 10 points added to one category area (25% of final grade) where

you need it the most (Participation, Midterm Exam, Final Exam, or Research Essay)

• Bonus projects will be evaluated on quality, originality, and effort.

• Choose only ONE of the options below. Students may submit only ONE completed bonus

project.

• Due Date: Tuesday, July 12th, by 11:59 p.m. in the Bonus Project folder in D2L under

Course Activities: Assignments.

NOTE: Any bonus project that is plagiarized or copied from the Internet or another source will NOT

receive any credit.

Description Min. Length Other Requirements/Notes

Write a review or analysis of

some kind (movie, TV or

Netflix series, book or short

story, comic book, online live

concert, video game, website,

album, a YouTube video, etc.)

200 words Avoid just summarizing the work (and NO SPOILERS)! For
a review, discuss what was particularly effective or

disappointing. Would you recommend it to a friend? Why

or why not? Make sure to give specific reasons.

For an analysis, are there any deeper meanings, themes,
and/or symbols used in the work? How does the work you
chose compare to other works in the same genre? What
sorts of fan theories are there on your chosen work?
What’s your take?

You may not write on the same work of art you chose for

your Research Essay. It should be something different.

Write a celebration of

something important in your

life. You can do this as an ode,

song, poem or as an essay

style/creative prose piece,

whichever form your prefer.

Poem/Song:

min. 100 words
Prose/Essay:
min. 200

words

Write a prequel/sequel or
character spinoff from one of
the works we read (the Aeneid,
the Iliad, the
Bhagavad-Gita, Dante’s
Inferno, etc.)

200 words

Design (in words and/or art) a

video game character based on

one of our works (such as

Prince Arjuna from the
Bhagavad-Gītā or Satan from

Dante’s Inferno, etc.)

If prose only:
min. 200 words

If you do artwork:
Take a photo of your artwork and insert the picture of

it into a Word document or similar file, and then

submit the file to the D2L Bonus Project folder.

Write your own super short

story (flash fiction) on any topic

or subject.

200 words

Create a piece of artwork in any

media inspired by any of the

class readings or topics

(drawing, sketch, clay sculpture,

etc.)

Take a photo of your artwork and insert the picture of
it into a Word document or similar file, and then

submit the file to the D2L Bonus Project folder.

If you have another idea for a bonus project that is not on this handout, please talk to me, run
your suggestion by me, and we can discuss.

Be creative and have fun! Word.