The topic of your essay is completely up to you. HOWEVER the essay must summarize and analyze a primary source we have been assigned From module 3.



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Assignment Type: Essay Two
Topic: The topic of your essay is completely up to you. HOWEVER the essay must summarize and analyze a primary source we have been assigned From module 3. 

Additional Instructions: You are required to borrow material from the primary source. Avoiding including borrowed material in the introduction and the conclusion. 


You are required to borrow material from at least 3 secondary sources. 


Ensure that there is at least two elements of borrowed material, cited, in each body paragraph of your essay. One element should be from the primary source, the other from a secondary source.
This is very important. Essays failing to include borrowed material, formatted correctly, and not cited, will receive no less than a 15 point penalty.


From Reading to Topic to Thesis to Focused Essay

In class I did a short exercise showing you how to go from reading to identifying a topic, to developing a thesis on that topic, to staying focused throughout the essay. 

Attached is the sample of that work: 

Drafting the essay, Word Format: English - Essay Drafting.docx



Essay One - 15% of our overall grade. (1)
Essay One - 15% of our overall grade. (1)
Criteria Ratings Pts
Proper format is required. That means that MLA format must be followed to the letter. Use your Purdue Owl resource to ensure you are meeting the expectations of: A properly formatted heading; sentence and paragraph spacing; a properly formatted running head; properly formatted margins.

30.0 pts
Essay Mode/Purpose
Ensure that you have read all materials given and that you are writing, incorporating the characteristics and you are meeting the purpose of the essay mode assigned.

20.0 pts
Grammar and mechanics
Ensure that you are checking your grammar, sentence structure, the mechanics of your essay, and punctuation. Paragraphs should be indented. There should be no more than 1 error every three sentences and there should be no fragments, comma splices, and or run-on sentences.

10.0 pts
Your essay should have a theme (easily interpreted throughout the essay) and or thesis (one sentence statement addressing the overall main idea of the essay and located in the introductory paragraph), depending on the mode of the essay.

Your essay should be engaging, academic in tone and language, avoiding jargon and colloquialisms. Your sentences should be written clearly and logically and the essay must have a logical and sequential structure in terms of the ideals and information presented.

Each body paragraph should have one and only one main idea and each body paragraph should have appropriate transitional sentences.

35.0 pts
Supplemental page
The Supplemental page is included with your essay and is the last page of the essay submitted.

5.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0

Ps: I want to earned an 80 or above!!!!!!!!!

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