Programming Languages

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 Tuesday, November 5.


This activity will be evaluated using the following criteria:

100 The blog entry meets all the requirements.
-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 resource, but the corresponding reference was not included.
-50 The blog entry consists of less than 300 words.
-99 The blog entry is not in English.
-99 The blog entry was plagiarized in whole or in part.