1. Possible points for this option: 30 points 2. Your essay receives points b
1. Possible points for this option: 30 points 2. Your essay receives points based on the rubric. Look at the rubric below. If the essay contains more than 10 mechanical errors (punctuation marks, grammar, misspelling, apostrophes, run-ons, capitalization, etc.), it receives no points. 3. Due date: 5/11/2022 How to submit: upload it to Assignments (Extra Credit Essay) 4. Instructions Write an essay on one of the following topics below (A, B, or C) (300~400 words / Double-Space, 1~2 page: Less than 3 pages). ・The essay should be logically constructed (Introduction with a thesis, one or two body paragraphs with topic sentence(s) and evidence / examples, and conclusion). ・Be sure to clarify your thesis in the introduction and support it in each body paragraph. ・The body paragraph should be organized under the same topic closely related to your thesis, and each sentence should be crystal clear. ・You can use the course materials, sources outside the course, your experiences, observations, and ideas as evidence to support the topic sentence(s). ・If you quote a literary work or another type of source, add in-text citations and a works cited page, following MLA. ・Follow MLA throughout the paper. 5. Topics: Choose one from A, B, and C C. Definition of a Masterpiece: There are so many writers and poets in this world, including "self-proclaimed" ones. There are many literary works that are published every year and accessible to us. What literary piece do you think should be considered as a masterpiece and should be read over generations? To call a literary work as a masterpiece, what quality should it entail? 6. Rubric Excellent: 28~30 points ・The thesis is clear, and it's located around the end of the introduction. ・Each topic sentence is clear, and it's related to the thesis closely. ・Each paragraph is organized logically, and it works to support the thesis. ・The conclusion is relevant to the introduction, the thesis, and body paragraphs. ・The sentences are crystal clear and appropriate. ・The essay contains the student's original and profound ideas. ・There are hardly any grammatical errors. ・If quotations are included, MLA in-text citations and works cited information are added. ・The essay is not too long or too short. ・The diction is proper and refined. ・The writer is aware of the reader, and the point of the essay is conveyed clearly to the reader. Good: 25~27 points ・The thesis is somewhat clear, and it's located around the end of the introduction. ・Some parts of topic sentences are not very clear. ・Some topic sentences do not work with the thesis. ・The conclusion is somewhat relevant to the introduction, the thesis, and body paragraphs. ・The sentences are clear and transparent overall, but several parts have problems. ・The essay contains the student's ideas, but some are weak and not quite original. ・There are several mechanical errors that are visible. ・If quotations are included, MLA in-text citations and works cited information are added, but there are some errors with the citations. Fair: 21~ 24 points The quality is not great, but acceptable: 21~24 points Poor: 11~20 points The quality is poor, and it's hard to grasp the writer's point. Very Poor=0~10 The quality is very poor, and most sentences do not make sense.

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