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Midterm Essay Exam
Midterm Essay Exam
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1) "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell, 118. Explain how the three rules of the Tipping point work, and what is significant about the concept of the Tipping Point.
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10 pts
Full Points
9 pts
Very Good
8 pts
Needs Improvement
7 pts
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2) "Living Like Weasels" by Annie Dillard, 88. Explain how the wildness of the weasel is a metaphor for how humans should find their "one necessity" and never let go. What does this mean?
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10 pts
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8 pts
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10 pts
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3) "I Want a Wife" by Judy Brady, 65. Brady's list of what a wife is and does is told from the perspective of a husband. Why is it told this way? Discuss the irony of this, and point out the sarcasm she uses. What is the significance of the point that she is making?
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10 pts
Full Points
9 pts
Very Good
8 pts
Needs Improvement
7 pts
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10 pts
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4) Chapter 8, 145-156. Explain what happens to Caroline and Lawrence after The Fall, and why this is important to the plot of the novel.
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10 pts
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9 pts
Very Good
8 pts
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7 pts
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5) Chapter 8, 157-168. Explain how the novel ends, and how the ending contributes to the overall meaning and significance of the novel.
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6) Paragraphs are unified. (All parts belong and do not get off track).
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10 pts
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9 pts
Very Good
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Needs Improvement
7 pts
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10 pts
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7) Includes direct quotes from the texts, which are smoothly integrated and correctly cited.
threshold: pts
10 pts
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9 pts
Very Good
8 pts
Needs Improvement
7 pts
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10 pts
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8) Citations: Correctly formatted page number citations. Includes citations for summaries and paraphrases in addition to direct quotes. (No paragraphs citations were needed because these texts had page numbers).
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10 pts
Full Points
9 pts
Good
8 pts
Needs Improvement
7 pts
Needs a lot of improvement
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10 pts
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9) Readability: Writing is error-free and the language is in the tone of formal academic discourse.
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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10) Uses 3rd-person point of view.
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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Total Points: 100 out of 100