IE Assignment Sheet (Fall 10)

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Major Assignment #1- The Informal Essay  Due Dates: See the course calendar for all due dates.   One Exception to MLA Format- Anonymous Submission : For the second draft (the one you give to me), do  not  type your name as part of a heading at the beginning of your essay.  Instead, after you print your essay out,  handwrite your name on  the bottom of the back of the final page —and in very small letters.  This way I can read/grade your paper without knowing who wrote  it.  If you do not do this correctly, you will not receive hw credit.  IMPORTANT NOTE: I will only accept your second draft if… -it is stapled, -you have typed (not handwritten afterward!) page numbers in the upper right hand corner, and -you have written your name in only one place—on the back of the last page, near the bottom in small letters. The Assignment  Part I (Prewriting): Test out whichever of the prewriting strategies you want to figure out which ones work for you.  I’m not going to  require you to do a certain amount of prewriting, nor am I going to collect what you do.  But you should spend at least one hour doing  it, and the result should be a tentative topic and plan for the paper—and, as important, a pretty good sense of what prewriting  process works best for you as a writer.     Part II (Drafting): Following your plan, type an approximately two to three page essay (12-point Times New Roman font, double- spaced) on your chosen topic.  What I’ll Be Thinking When Evaluating Your Essay: Does your first paragraph provide some kind of roadmap for the rest of the paper?   Does it promise a compelling and somewhat creative take on the chosen topic—is there something that  surprises  or interests  your reader?   Do the body paragraphs follow closely the roadmap of that first paragraph? Are your intro and conclusion effective?  Memorable?  Distinctive? Do you stay on topic?  Is the writing organized and not repetitive? Are there grammar/usage/structure errors that distort or confuse meaning?   On Grading: An  “A”  is an excellent, perhaps extraordinary, paper.  It might accomplish all of the requirements with almost no flaws and at least a modicum of  creativity OR it could be very intelligent and highly distinctive/creative but with a few minor flaws  “B”  is a good paper.  It either captures the assignment well but is missing in one of these areas: creativity/complexity/readability OR it’s got  those qualities but is marred by medium-level problems  “C”  paper is average.  It could accomplish the assignment requirements satisfactorily enough but not really be especially strong in any way OR 
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course WRT 102 taught by Professor Frost during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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