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STS 101 A Brief Guide to Writing Essays and how they will be graded in this class
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General Format of an answer Your answer should have the following structure: (1) An opening statement that states your premise (ie, idea or explanation) in a fairly concise (ie, short and to the point ) manner (2) The body, this is where you defend your opening statement with a logical argument and supporting examples (3) The summary or closing statement is used to summarize your argument and confirm/support your premise
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What I will be looking for: Can one easily determine what the writer’s main point is? Does the essay proceed logically from point to the next? Was the premise clearly proven in the body? Is the essay written in clear, grammatically correct prose? Has the student offered explanations or examples to support generalizations?
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Unformatted text preview: Ways to boost your grade Does the student understand the accompanying reading and/or principles. Does the student offer original interpretations? Does the essay provide a series of points that add up to an argument supporting the main point (thesis)? Does the essay demonstrate an understanding of a subject, or does it wander from one subject to the next without offering more than superficial remarks? Does the essay avoid contradictions? General Guide to Grading A. Did they answer the question? 10% B. Opening statement (OS) clear? 10% C. Argument: Support OS? 20% D. Argument: Logical Progression? 20% E. Conclusion: support Argument? 10% F. Ideas: Application to Readings 10% G. Ideas: Original Thought 10% H. Style: Decent Grammar 10%...
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