Unit 2 Essay

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| EXEMPLARY | ACCOMPLISHED | DEVELOPING | BEGINNING | Argument: C (61/80) | Purpose and Audience15/20 | The writing engages the reader with an original approach to the subject. It may encompass conflicting ideas and inspires the reader to contemplate the relationship of complex ideas. The writer has used all required elements of MLA essay format. The student/teacher cover letter has been included, and its contents respond fully and thoughtfully to all the cover letter questions. | The writing goes beyond the minimum requirements of the assignment. It attempts to engage the reader through originality and presentation of complex ideas. The writer has used most of the required elements of MLA essay formatting, but may be missing one. The student/teacher cover letter has been included, and the writer has responded thoughtfully to the questions. | The writing meets the minimum requirements of the assignment. It offers insight into the subject through basic logic and the presentation of ideas based on some evidence. The writer has used some of the required elements of MLA essay formatting, but may be missing two or more. The student/teacher cover letter has been included but is incomplete. | The writing fails to meet the minimum requirements of the assignment. It offers little insight into the subject and has serious flaws in logic and omissions in evidence. The writer has used few or no elements of MLA essay formatting. The student/teacher cover letter is absent or is included but does not respond to any of the specified questions. | Thesis and Support 14/20 | The writing has a clearly articulated original thesis and key points supported by relevant evidence from the text and/or original research. In addition, all evidence has been clearly and thoroughly interpreted for readers. The writing shows an accurate understanding of the events of the text and identifies all characters and their relationships to each other and the events of the text accurately. The essay discusses specific interpretations of the text and is able to associate those interpretations with specific events and characters in the text through well-explained close reading of quotations. | The writing has a clear thesis and key points supported by appropriate, well-interpreted evidence and sound logic, though minor gaps in logic and argument may appear. The essay shows an accurate understanding of the events of the text and identifies all characters and their relationships to each other and the events of the text accurately. The writing discusses specific interpretations of the text, but may not make the connection between the evidence from the text and the interpretations completely clear. Quotations used may be a longer and less precisely used, and may need more in-depth analysis. | The writing has a thesis and related key points supported by evidence. Logical arguments may be one-sided or incomplete, and evidence may not be clearly or thoroughly analyzed. The essay may show confusion concerning the events and characters of the text and the relationships between characters and events. The writing discusses specific interpretations of the text, but refers to those interpretation generally, rather than associating them with specific events and characters. The writer did not use quotations in a focused way, but instead relied on general references to the text or summaries and/or large chunks of quotation from the text. | The writing may need a more clearly articulated thesis and/or appropriate key points. Fuzzy logic may be evident and adequate supporting evidence is lacking. The essay shows notable confusion concerning the events and characters of the text, and the relationships between characters and events, or the references to the text may be so general that it's impossible to determine how well the writer understood the text. Though the essay may give some interpretations of the text, the case made for those interpretations uses inaccurate or…