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Essay #2: Science Fiction Genre (Final Draft)
Essay #2: Science Fiction Genre (Final Draft)
Criteria Ratings Pts
1. Essay includes the student's name, date, and title of essay
threshold: pts
10 pts
Full Points
9 pts
Very Good
8 pts
Needs Improvement
7 pts
Needs a lot of improvemet
0 pts
Missing/did not use
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10 pts
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2. Essay follows the required outline provided in Essay #2: The Science Fiction Genre--Instructions.
threshold: pts
10 pts
Full Points
9 pts
Very Good
8 pts
Needs Improvement
7 pts
Needs a lot of improvement
0 pts
Missing/did not use
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10 pts
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3. Introduction is clear and effective. Addresses the prompt for this essay, which is how MPI meets the expectation of the science-fiction sub-genre of novels.
threshold: pts
10 pts
Full Points
9 pts
Very Good
8 pts
Needs Improvement
7 pts
Needs a lot of improvement
0 pts
Missing/did not use
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10 pts
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4. Essay has coherent and unified paragraphs with clearly identifiable topic sentences at or near the beginning of each paragraph.
threshold: pts
10 pts
Full Points
9 pts
Very Good
8 pts
Needs Improvement
7 pts
Needs a lot of improvement
0 pts
Missing/did not use
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10 pts
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5. Essay contains clear and abundant examples from the text of how MPI meets the expectations of a science fiction novel.
threshold: pts
10 pts
Full Points
9 pts
Very Good
8 pts
Needs Improvement
7 pts
Needs a lot of improvement
0 pts
Missing/did not use
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10 pts
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6. The conclusion addresses the overall significance of the novel and its theme.
threshold: pts
10 pts
Full Points
9 pts
Very Good
8 pts
Needs Improvement
7 pts
Needs a lot of improvement
0 pts
Missing/did not use
pts
10 pts
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7. The essay is unified. (All parts belong and the essay does not get off track).
threshold: pts
8 pts
Full Points
7 pts
Very Good
6 pts
Needs Improvement
5 pts
Needs a lot of improvement
0 pts
Missing/did not use
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8 pts
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8. Includes direct quotes from credible secondary sources (outside of MPI) and from the MPI, which are smoothly integrated and correctly cited.
threshold: pts
8 pts
Full Points
7 pts
Very Good
6 pts
Needs Improvement
5 pts
Needs a lot of improvement
0 pts
Missing/did not use
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8 pts
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9. Citations: Correctly formatted page number citations throughout the entire essay. Includes citations for summaries and paraphrases in addition to direct quotes.
threshold: pts
8 pts
Full Points
7 pts
Good
6 pts
Needs Improvement
5 pts
Needs a lot of improvement
0 pts
Missing
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8 pts
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10. Works Cited page correctly formatted with at least four sources (The MPI and a minimum of an additional three non-fiction, secondary sources).
threshold: pts
8 pts
Full Points
7 pts
Very Good
6 pts
Needs Improvement
5 pts
Needs a lot of improvemet
0 pts
Missing/did not use
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8 pts
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11. Formatting and readability: 3 pages, typed and double-spaced, presented in MLA format. Writing is error-free and the language is in the tone of formal academic discourse. Use 3rd-person point of view. Followed all of the guidelines in the Analytical Writing Instructions.
threshold: pts
8 pts
Full Points
7 pts
Very Good
6 pts
Needs Improvement
5 pts
Needs a lot of improvemet
0 pts
Missing/did not use
pts
8 pts
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Total Points: 100 out of 100