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Othello Essay

Peer Review Due Date: 5/22/09 or 5/26/09

Final Draft Due Date: 6/1/09 at 8:10 AM (printed & ready to go!)

STUDENT NAME: ____________________________________

Write a 2+ page analytical essay about Othello.

Point Value:  250 points

GRADING RUBRIC (EXPECTATIONS)

FCA 1:  Format

  Double-spaced or skipped lines (8 points)

  Computer generated: <= 12 point, Arial, Comic Sans, or Times New Roman, margins <= 1.25”, no extra spaces between paragraph (9 points)

  Heading including name, due date, period, title of paper (8 points)

 

_____/8

 

 

_____/9

 

_____/8

FCA 2:  Content

  Length >= 2 pages (20 points)

  Introduction contains thesis (underlined), reasons ([bracketed]), reference to literary work & author’s name (wavy line underneath) (20 points)

  >=3 quotations from literary work (numbered (1)) quotations are relevant and connected to thesis; TRANSITION in and out of quotation is smooth and fluent (30 points)

  MLA Citation—correct in-text notation & Works Cited Page (30 points)

  Strong conclusion, which is different from introduction, containing reminders of thesis and reasons, and a “final thought” (20 points)

  Three literary terms included in essay (starred*) (15 points)

  Three Word Bank words included in essay (circled) (15 points)

 

_____/20

 

 

_____/20

 

 

_____/30

 

_____/30

 

 

_____/20

 

_____/15

 

_____/15

FCA 3:  Required Convention Knowledge (10 point deduction for each error!)

  No fragment sentences  __________

  Women/woman __________

  It’s/its _______________

  Your/You’re ____________

  Apostrophes _______________

  No use of “you” or “me” (1st & 2nd person) ________

  There/Their/They’re ________

  Who vs. Whom ________

  Correct Comma Usage ________

50 - _____ =

_____

CAPT Competencies (6 points each)

  Initial Understanding  

  Interpretation

  Connection

  Critical Stance

 

_____

_____

_____

_____

TOTAL

-_____(LATE)

+ 1

_____/250 =

_____%

 

 

OTHELLO PAPER:  Peer Review Draft due 5/22/09; Final Draft due 6/1/09
Student Name: __________________________________________
Peer Review Partner: _____________________________________
  4 Exemplary 3 Proficient 2 Limited 1 Deficient Total Pts Possible Peer Eval Self-Eval Teacher Eval
FCA 1:  Format FORMAT All of the following conditions are met:  2 full pages long, double-spaced (if typed) OR every other line is skilled (if written); No larger than 12 point, using Comic Sans, Arial, or Times New Roman; Heading includes name, date, period, and title of paper Two of the following conditions are met:  2 full pages long, double-spaced (if typed) OR every other line is skilled (if written); No larger than 12 point, using Comic Sans, Arial, or Times New Roman; Heading includes name, date, period, and title of paper One of the following conditions are met:  2 full pages long, double-spaced (if typed) OR every other line is skilled (if written); No larger than 12 point, using Comic Sans, Arial, or Times New Roman; Heading includes name, date, period, and title of paper None of the format conditions are met 25 ____ x 6.25 =

__________
____ x 6.25 =

__________
____ x 6.25 =

__________
FCA 2:  Content Length Minimum of 2 FULL pages of text     Less than two pages 20  ____ x 5 =

__________
 ____ x 5 =

__________
 ____ x 5 =

__________
Introduction Introduction contains thesis (underlined), reasons ([bracketed]), reference to literary work & author’s name (wavy line underneath)   Introduction contains thesis, reasons, and reference to literary work & authors name, but is not correctly formatted Format is incorrect OR there is 1 missing element (thesis, reason, or reference to book) Introduction is insufficient or inappropriate 20  ____ x 5 =

__________
 ____ x 5 =

__________
 ____ x 5 =

__________
Quotation Usage >=3 quotations from literary work (numbered (1)) quotations are relevant and connected to thesis; TRANSITION in and out of quotation is smooth and fluent (30 points) 1 error with citation & Works Cited Present and correct 2 Errors with citation and/or Works Cited present 3 or more errors with citation and/or Works Cited present 30 ____ x 6 =

__________
____ x 6 =

__________
____ x 6 =

__________
MLA Citation 0-1 Errors with MLA Citation; Works Cited Page complete & correct 2-3 Errors with MLA Citation; Works Cited Page complete 4-5 Errors with MLA Citation OR Works Cited Page incomplete 6+ Errors with MLA Citation OR Works Cited Page is missing 30 ____ x 6 =
__________
____ x 6 =
__________
____ x 6 =
__________
Conclusion Strong conclusion, which is different from introduction, containing reminders of thesis and reasons, and a “final thought” (or clincher statement) Conclusion is different from introduction and contains reminders of thesis and reasons, and attempt is made at a “final thought” (or clincher statement) Attempt at "final thought"; restatement of thesis & map Conclusion is weak or absent 20  ____ x 5 =

__________
 ____ x 5 =

__________
 ____ x 5 =

__________
Literary Terms 3 Terms Used Correctly & Appropriately and starred 2 Terms Used Correctly & Appropriately and starred 1 Term Used Correctly & Appropriately and starred No words used or words are indescernable (can't be found) 15 _____ x 3.75 = __________ _____ x 3.75 =

__________
_____ x 3.75 =

__________
Word Bank 3 Words Used and circled     No words used 15 _____ x 3.75 =
__________
_____ x 3.75 =
__________
_____ x 3.75 =
__________
FCA 3:  Conventions Conventions No fragment sentences  __________
Women/woman __________
It’s/its _______________
Your/You’re ____________
Apostrophes _______________
No use of “you” or “me” (1st & 2nd person) ________
There/Their/They’re ________
Who vs. Whom ________
Correct Comma Usage ________
50 points -10 points for each error 50-  __________ = _______________ 50-  __________ = _______________ 50-  __________ = _______________
  CAPT SCORE (from back of sheet) 25 _____ + 1 =         __________ _____ + 1 =         __________ _____ + 1 =         __________
TOTALS           __________/ 250 = __________% __________/ 250 = __________% __________/ 250 = __________%