Sheet for Essay #1 (093)
Each of the following is worth a possible 20 points:
paragraph is the size of a small paragraph and includes a main
thesis/central idea which is stated clearly and understood by the reader. In
addition an actual thesis sentence is easily identifiable toward the end
of that first paragraph.
second paragraph includes important information to help place the reader
(the setting) including your age at time of story, where story took place,
the year, and if possible, the season.
story (narrative) reads smoothly throughout the essay with a build-up to a
climax in the paragraph right before the last/ending paragraph, with a
sense of closure found in the last paragraph.
- Use of
sensory details and strong action words (verbs) are found. Verbs are used correctly in terms of
tense, person, and form. Mostly
during the actual action line of this story, you will use some form of
past tense verbs.
writing is clear of general grammar/editing problems for this #093 level
work. (If the problems are too
severe, the points taken off could be higher than the allotted 20 points
for this part.) The instructor
keeps in mind that by the end of the quarter, the student is prepared for
English #101 with its strict editing requirements.
At least one
strength in the
writing that your instructor found:
A main issue
that might have weakened the paper and, possibly, lowered