Write a three-paragraph response about a memorable event in your life.
In your assignment, you should do the following:
* Write in the first person.
* Use figurative language, dialogue, sensory detail or other techniques to describe the experience and recreate it in the mind of the reader.
* Explain the significance of the event.
* Make an observation about life based on the experience.
* Encourage readers to think about the significance of the experience in light of their own lives.
For extra help on completing your assignment, click on your practice guide.
Read each question and evaluate your short response. If the answer to the question is “yes,” check the box to the left. If the answer is “no,” go back and revise your work. Your teacher will use these same guiding questions to score your short response.
Quality of Ideas
Did I demonstrate an understanding of the assignment by:
Writing in the first-person perspective?
Using figurative language, dialogue, sensory detail, and other literary techniques?
Explaining the significance of the event, making an observation about life based on the event, and encouraging readers to think about the significance of the experience in light of their own lives?
Did I demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively by:
Realization of Life At one point in one^+s life, he will come to some realization, develop a higher understanding of himself, or have an epiphany of some type. This one incident can change a person^+s entire outlook on life including their beliefs and practices. There will be many notable events in one^+s life, but there will be only few incidents in which one will come to a profound comprehension ...
Using my language or ideas in a creative way?
Going beyond basic information to make connections between ideas?
Did I demonstrate the ability to write a thesis statement by:
Making a claim that requires support?
Did I demonstrate the ability to support my ideas by:
Referring directly or indirectly to the reading(s)?
Addressing all parts of the writing topic?
Connecting each supporting sentence to the claim in the thesis statement?
Did I demonstrate the ability to conclude by:
Summarizing the ideas and/or restating the thesis statement?
Did I demonstrate the ability to organize my writing by:
Ordering ideas logically?
Form and Presentation
Did I follow presentation requirements (12-point font, standard margins, and required length)?
Did I properly cite all quotations?
Did I use a variety of sentence types (simple, compound, and complex)?
Did I avoid run-on sentences and fragments?
Did I check for spelling and grammar errors?
Did I use an appropriate tone?