CHOOSE A TOPIC THAT CAN BE VIVIDLY ILLUSTRATED WITH MANY EXAMPLES
Work your way through the revision and proofreading stages of your writing process, and submit your final version of the essay.
1. Review the final grading rubric provided.
2. Review the feedback from the Discussion: Illustration/Example Essay—Writing Community Review.
3. Work through the revision stage of the writing process.
4. Work through the proofreading stage of the writing process.
5. Create a final version of your Illustration/Example Essay according to the following formatting guidelines. Papers submitted that do not meet these requirements will be returned to you ungraded.
o 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages (about 600–750 words), 12 pt font size, Times New Roman
o MLA formatting (see the MLA Format page as needed)
o Submitted as either a .doc, .docx, .rtf file with your first and last name in the file name.
6. Submit your final version of your Illustration/Example Essay as a single file upload.
Grading Rubric: Illustration/Example Essay—Final Draft
Point Total: 100
30 pts: The paper demonstrates outstanding idea development.
24 pts: The paper demonstrates above average idea development.
22 pts: The writer sufficiently defines the topic, even though development is still basic or general.
18 pts: The paper has an idea that needs to be developed.
0 pts: There is no coherent idea.
30 pts: The paper demonstrates outstanding evidence of supporting the main point.
24 pts: The paper demonstrates above average evidence of supporting the main point.
22 pts: The paper demonstrates sufficient support of the main point.
18 pts: The paper requires more supporting evidence of the main point.
0 pts: There is little content supporting the main idea.
30 pts: The organization is outstanding and showcases the central theme. The presentation of information is compelling.
26 pts: The organizational structure is above average.
20 pts: The organizational structure is strong enough to move the reader through the text without too much confusion.
16 pts: The writing needs a clearer sense of direction. The internal structure is weak.
0 pts: The organization is poor.
Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions
10 pts: The writer demonstrates an outstanding word choice selection, flow and cadence, with well-built sentences and strong grasp of standard writing conventions.
6 pts: The writer demonstrates above average word choice selection, flow and cadence, with well-built sentences and strong grasp of standard writing conventions.
4 pts: The writer demonstrates sufficient selection of words. The text tends to be more mechanical and contains some errors of standard writing conventions.
2 pts: The writer demonstrates a limited vocabulary and lack of fluidity. Errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, usage and grammar repeatedly distract the reader and make the text difficult to read.
0 pts: No marks.