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Unformatted text preview: French 1 and 2 Compositions French Grading compositions: A--Excellent: well thought-out sentences, accurate grammar, specific word choices, personal creativity evident, fluency of expression. Excellent organization and personal development of main idea. Transition between paragraphs. Full use of chapter development vocabulary and grammar. B--Good: approximate grammar and somewhat specific vocabulary, some evidence of creativity, good flow of expression, good organization. Partial use of chapter vocabulary creativity, and grammar. and C--Average: simple sentences and choice of words for general meaning; text is understandable but needs improvement; not much evidence of creativity (list of sentences understandable taken from the book). A well-wrought organization is lacking. taken D--Not good: barely understandable, many errors, inaccurate use of grammar, no specific vocabulary. Poor development of ideas. vocabulary. F--Bad: total inability to communicate, demonstrates a complete lack of effort; grammar and vocabulary leads to misunderstanding of the subject. Checklist (before turning in the composition): Checklist 1. Do all adjectives agree (in gender and in number) with the nouns they modify? e.g., Les grandes vacances sont toujours agréables. 2. Do all conjugated verb forms agree (in person and in number) with their subjects? e.g., Monique et Patrick étudient ensemble. 3. Have you checked the gender of all nouns? e.g., le film, la vidéo, le téléphone, la photo e.g., le la le la 4. Have you checked for élisions? 4. élisions? e.g., L’étudiant qu’Albert connaît, c’est Jean. e.g., L’étudiant qu’ 5. Have you checked spelling throughout, including accents? 6. Do past participles of ‘être’ verbs agree with subjects? e.g., Elles sont parties. 7. Do past participles of ‘avoir’ verbs agree with any objects that precede the verb? e.g., Voilà les fleurs que j’ai achetées. At the writing of every composition, students should look at their previous one, pay attention to the instructor’s comments and corrections, and make a concerted effort not attention to repeat the same mistakes. to ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course FRENCH 1 taught by Professor Jessie during the Fall '09 term at Berkeley.
- Fall '09