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Completion steps:

  • Submit a draft to Tutor.com by midnight on Tuesday (click on the “Online Tutoring” button on course menu on the left)
  • Submit your first draft and Tutor.com report in the designated area below by midnight on Wednesday. Also, submit your draft to Discussion Board for peer review by midnight on Wednesday (see the designated area below).
  • Complete peer reviews for two of your classmates on Discussion Board by midnight on Saturday.
  • Use feedback from your peers, Tutor.com, and your professor to improve your essay; submit the final draft HERE by midnight on Saturday.

See the essay grading rubric below:Content [10]Does the essay meet the assignment criteria in terms of subject matter? Are the ideas presented appropriate for the assignment? Does the essay meet the minimum page length?Conventions [10]Does the essay use proper sentence structure, commas, pronouns, etc.? Does it avoid grammatical errors: fragments, contractions, tense shifts, spelling mistakes, etc.? Did the essay meet the assignment criteria in both format and appearance?Correct MLA formatting? Proper citations?Coherence/ Structure [15]  Does the essay have a clear, well-structured thesis? Does each body paragraph include one main idea that points the reader back to the thesis?  Does the essay avoid repetition?  Does it employ tight, polished paragraphs containing one main idea in the correct format or are ideas just thrown together?  Are there effective transitions? (Does it “flow” well?) Does the essay contain a strong backbone/ structure?  Does it use the intro. well? Does the essay contain a solid conclusion that wraps up the paper?Critical Thinking [15]Does the paper provide adequate proof for the argument? (Quotations or paraphrase, research, expert opinions, statistics, examples, details, etc.?) How advanced is the essay? Does it explore new ideas that challenge both the writer and reader or simply regurgitate class discussions?  Does the essay contain strong, unique ideas that go beyond surface-level?Does the argument make a logical connection between the thesis, topic sentences, and examples/proof? (i.e. Does it “connect-the-dots” between claims made in the thesis and examples for that claim?)                                                                                                                                                Total Pts.               / 50               X 2 =           /100