EN120 English Composition I

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October 25, 2020

EN120 English Composition I

ASSIGNMENT 06

EN120 English Composition I

Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. If sources are cited they must be in APA format. Your response should be a maximum of two (2) double-spaced pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.

The essay writing process: You will write the first draft of a two-paragraph essay plus a conclusion. You may choose one of these essay topics: The career I hope to follow; a special or unusual person; the best or worst teacher I ever had, or the most exciting event in my life. You will be graded on the following:

1. A clear thesis statement (10 points)

2. Two topic sentences (one for each paragraph) that express the main idea (15 points each for a possible total of 30 points)

3. The body of each paragraph: Each paragraph should be comprised of a topic sentence (#2 above), supporting details in body sentences (relevant to the topic sentence), and a concluding sentence (20 points each for a possible total of 40 points)

4. The conclusion (10 points)

5. Be sure to proofread carefully, including spell-checking. (10 points).

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This is the end of Assignment 06.

Grading Rubric

Please refer to the rubric below for the grading criteria for this assignment.

EN120 English Composition I: Assignment 06: Two-paragraph Essay

CATEGORYExemplarySatisfactoryUnsatisfactoryUnacceptable

10 points8 points5 points0 points

The essay includes a

strong and engaging

thesis statement.

The essay includes a

strong thesis

statement.

The essay’s thesis

statement is weak.

The essay fails to

provide a clear

thesis statement.

30 points20 points10 points0 points

The essay provides

two engaging topic

sentences, both of

which are clearly

related to the main

idea.

The essay provides

two proper topic

sentences, both of

which are related to

the main idea.

The essay provides

two topic sentences,

neither of which are

clearly related to

the main idea.

The essay fails to

provide a topic

sentence for each

paragraph.

40 points30 points15 points5 points

Each of the body

paragraphs provides

strong support for its

two topic sentences

and the essay’s main

idea.

Each of the body

paragraphs provides

adequate support for

its two topic sentences

and the essay’s main

idea.

Neither of the body

paragraphs provides

strong support for

its two topic

sentences and the

essay’s main idea.

The body

paragraphs provide

little or no support

for its topic

sentences, and

thus, the essay’s

main idea.

10 points8 points5 points0 points

The essay’s conclusion

clearly and engagingly

expresses the essay’s

main idea.

The essay’s conclusion

clearly expresses the

essay’s main idea.

The essay fails to

express a clear

conclusion.

The essay comes to

no conclusion. It

just ends.

10 points8 points5 points0 points

Student makes no

grammatical or

spelling errors.

Student makes 1

grammatical or

spelling error.

Student makes 2

grammatical or

spelling errors.

Student makes

more than 2

grammatical or

spelling errors.

Conclusion (10

points)

Grammar and

Mechanics (10

points)

Thesis

Statement (10

points)

Body

Paragraphs (40

points)

Two Topic

Sentences (30

points)

 
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