Essay I Final provides opportunity for revising graded Draft Essay I.
Attach your ORIGINAL graded draft with your final submission.
Essay I Final should be written on the exact same topic as the draft and will follow the same guidelines as the draft. See below.
Your final essay submission for Essay I will not be accepted without the ORIGINAL graded Essay I draft.
Your final essay submission for Essay I will not be accepted if Essay I Draft was not submitted for a grade.
Essay I should be a narrative describing a personal response to the topic below:
“ Describe your response to the Prologue and Chapter 1 of A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans. How would you react if you came in such close proximity to a wolf? Specify clear reasons for your response.”
Do NOT summarize and do NOT quote from the book at all. Remember you are stating your response!
This essay should be written in first person voice ONLY.
Your essay should not exceed THREE double-spaced typed pages and should not be any less than TWO complete double-spaced typed pages.
This essay should be your own original work. Your essay will be graded to zero if it is plagiarized. Please do not quote any secondary sources.
Please use only standard English language. Inappropriate language should not be included. Your essay will be graded to zero if it includes inappropriate language.
Please include a well- developed introduction and conclusion and coherent body paragraphs.
Your essay should be typed using “Times New Roman” 12- point font on 81/2 x 11-inch sheets of standard white paper. – MLA format.
You must submit a readable Word document ONLY. No form of PDF document will be accepted in any format.
See attached rubric.
Late work is not accepted.
*Please remember to be respectful. Any mention of political parties, political leaders (past or present) , religion, race, gender and class will lead to an AUTOMATIC failing grade.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL LEAD TO A LOWER OR FAILING GRADE.
Formal Paper Grading Rubric
If you meet these first three standards, you are writing competently and you will earn a grade of
Presentation and Design
_____Uses appropriate Standard English grammar, punctuation, and usage.
_____Necessary documentation is present and correct.
_____Meets the assignment’s requirements for length and/or format.
_____Follows the directions for the topic of the assignment.
_____Contains a center of gravity, a unifying and controlling purpose, a thesis or claim, which is maintained
throughout the paper.
_____Organizes writing around a thesis or according to the organizational requirements of the particular
_____Develops appropriate, logical and relevant supporting details and/or evidence.
_____Includes more specific, concrete evidence (or details) than just opinion or abstract, general
If you meet all of the competency standards above, and in addition, achieve coherence and exhibit audience awareness, you are writing skillfully and you will earn a grade of “B.” (80-89)
_____Uses words and sentences, rhythm and phrasing, variations and transitions, concreteness and
specificity to reveal and emphasize the relationship between evidence and thesis.
_____Explains how, why, or in what way evidence/details supports the point/claim/thesis/topic/ideas.
_____Demonstrates a sense that the writer knows what s/he’s doing and is addressing real people.
_____Reflects a respect for the values that influence ethos (e.g., common ground, trustworthiness, careful
If you meet all of the competency standards, achieve coherence and exhibit audience awareness, and, in addition, demonstrate a mastery of one or more features of superior writing, you are writing distinctively and you will earn a grade of “A.” (90-100)
_____Your writing stands out because of one or more of the following characteristics: complexity,
originality, seamless coherence, extraordinary control, sophistication in thought, recognizable voice,
compelling purpose, imagination, insight, thoroughness, and/or depth.