Module 2 Assignment 2
PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT: The purpose of this assignment is to help you master the concepts needed to write across the curriculum and successfully complete collegiate writing assignments.
Skills: An essay is a valuable tool for academic writing.The purpose of this assignment is to help you practice skills that are essential to your success in this course and in your professional life beyond school. You will practice the following skills:
- write an effective five paragraph essay
- develop a three-point thesis
- develop a strong conclusion paragraph
Knowledge: This assignment will also help you to become familiar with the following important content knowledge in this discipline:
2. write a strong conclusion
DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT:
View the following resources before starting this assignment:
Use the following as resources (in addition to the Resources area of this module):
“Classification and Division” pp. 239-249
*Use the checklist on p. 261 as your guide.
“Strategy Checklist” p. 261
For this essay, you will be responding to Bierce’s An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Using the story, develop aclassification/division essay that focuses on either Peyton Farquhar, our main character, or Bierce’s twist ending.
What are we classifying? In the case of Peyton, how do you feel about him? Is he a tragic hero, an unfortunate man who simply got in over his head and had to pay the steepest of prices for his folly? Or, is Peyton…a bit of a buffoon? Do you think that, perhaps, he overestimates himself and what he’s capable of? Just what does he mean when he claims to be “a student of hanging” anyway?
If you want to tackle the twist, then would classify as an effective, surprising twist, or did you find it rather predictable? Did Bierce do something in the story that gave you a hint as to how he planned to end it?
Be sure to write an attention-grabbing introduction with the thesis placed at the end of it. Also, be sure to create a conclusion that extends your topic in some way. See the essay writing document below for details.
CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS:
- Place your name, date, title of course (ENG 101 or ENG 102), and my name in the top left corner of the first page.
- Highlight your thesis in yellow (If not highlighted, a 10 point deduction will apply.
- Double-space the text
- Use 1″margins all the way around
- Use a 12-point Times or Roman font
- Always have a creative title
- If applicable, a works cited page (If not added, a 10 point deduction will occur).
- ALL FINAL PAPERS ARE DUE ON THE DATE INDICATED-NO EXCEPTIONS!
- Use the WCCS Rubric as a guide for your success while you are working on your essay to determine if you are completing the assignment efficiently and effectively.
- WCCS Self-editing Checklist
- 600- 700 words
- Sources – 1
WCCS Rubric (1)WCCS Rubric (1)CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdea and Content DevelopmentEvidence is substantial, specific and/or illustrative with sophisticated ideas that are particularly well developed and supported.20.0 ptsFull Marks0.0 ptsNo Marks20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFocus/Purpose/ ThesisInsightfully develops a point of view/perspective/position on the issue and demonstrates a strong awareness of audience or purpose; presents a clear, original thesis.20.0 ptsFull Marks0.0 ptsNo Marks20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganizationOrganization is purposeful, logical and coherent, making insightful connections among ideas.20.0 ptsFull Marks0.0 ptsNo Marks20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLanguage and StyleExhibits skillful use of language, insightful vocabulary, and variety in sentence structure.20.0 ptsFull Marks0.0 ptsNo Marks20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConventions (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, usage)Conventions (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, usage) Demonstrates mastery of mechanics; enhances reader’s understanding of the writer’s purpose; few, if any, errors, present. Shows control of mechanics but displays occasional errors that do not interfere with readability. Repeated errors in mechanics sometimes interfere with the writer’s purpose. Errors in mechanics are so prevalent that the piece is difficult to understand. Errors in mechanics make reading impossible.20.0 ptsFull Marks0.0 ptsNo Marks20.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0PreviousNext