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Language as the Ultimate Weapon


During this activity:

This activity helps students develop the following skills, values and attitudes: proficiency in English, critical thinking, and a vision of the international context.

Activity Description

Individually, read the article “Language as the ‘Ultimate Weapon’ in Nineteen Eighty-Four” written by Jem Berkes in the year 2000. Afterwards, publish a blog entry as stated below.


In your course blog, publish an original blog entry of at least 300 words in English.

Reflect and write about this question: Why is the Nineteen Eighty-Four novel by George Orwell relevant to a student taking the Programming Language course? Use the previous reading as a starting point.

Don’t forget to cite your sources.

Due date is Wednesday, March 30.


This activity will be evaluated using the following criteria:

-10 The blog entry contains three or more grammar or spelling errors.
-30 The blog entry was published or shared after the due date.
-30 The blog entry cited some source, but the corresponding reference was not included.
-90 The blog entry is mostly irrelevant.
-50 The blog entry consists of less than 300 words.
-100 The blog entry is not in English.