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HST 1410 Analytical Essay I

21 Oct

HST 1410 Analytical Essay I Prompt & Rubric:

In a well-written, well-organized, 1250-1500 word essay (approximately 5-6 pages), answer the following question:

 

Discuss the origins and development of the American colonies and the rationale behind the movement towards independence as it emerged from 1763-1776.

(While discussing the origins and development of the American colonies discuss the differences between the colonies and how the different colonies were able to put aside their differences and unite against England.)

 

 

Additional instructions for the assignment:

  • Essays must be double-spaced and written in 12-point Times New Roman font.
  • Consult the rubric provided to you by your instructor for detailed information on how this essay will be evaluated and graded.
  • Only use those materials approved for use in this class (i.e., the class textbook).  Books and articles are permitted.  Any books or articles used for this assignment have to have an author.  Please refrain from using random online sources, ESPECIALLY WIKIPEDIA.
  • Use at least two outside sources, and they have to have an author.
  • Be sure you cite your sources in your essay when appropriate.
  • Include a Works Cited Page.
  • Submit through blackboard as well bring to class on the due date.
  • I WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS ASSIGNMENT LATE
  • DO NOT PLAGARIZED

 

 

 

 

 

Essay Response Rubric for the Analytical Essay Assignment

  A+ to A- Essay B to B- Essay C to C- Essay D to F Essay
Introductory Paragraph and Thesis Statement

25 pts.

The introductory paragraph provides a context for the essay, garners the reader’s attention, and contains a clearly stated and well-developed thesis statement. Moreover, the thesis identifies the question and evaluates the relevance of the issue addressed in the essay prompt.

(25-23 pts.)

The introductory paragraph contains a thesis statement. However, it provides little context for the essay and does little to explicitly garner the reader’s attention.

(22-20 pts.)

The introductory paragraph has an under-developed thesis statement and basically just re-states the essay prompt.

(19-18 pts.)

The introductory paragraph merely paraphrases the essay prompt and/or does not have a thesis.

(17-0 pts.)

Supporting Details and Analysis—Tells WHY the Thesis Is Correct and WHY Readers Should Agree

80 pts.

The essay clearly demonstrates a grasp of the subject matter in that it substantially utilizes and analyzes at least 3 relevant and specific supports to effectively defend the thesis. Moreover, the essay contains no to only a minor error in fact and/or function, and it meets the required word-number for the assignment.

(80-72 pts.)

The essay utilizes at least 3 relevant and specific supports in defending the thesis. However, the analysis could be broader and deeper. And, it meets the required word-number for the assignment.

(71-64 pts.)

The essay offers at least 2 relevant and specific supports. The essay contains factual information, but lacks much analysis. And/or, it is under the required word-number for the assignment.

(63-56 pts.)

The essay contains over-generalizations and/or little to no analysis. The essay demonstrates little depth and/or limited clarity about chronological history. It may also be under the required word-number for the assignment.

(55-0 pts.)

Organization and Citations

25 pts.

The essay contains a clearly defined and organized introduction, body paragraph(s), and conclusion. Each body paragraph has effective transitions and begins with a topic sentence. The essay properly cites 3 or more sources. Moreover, the essay is engagingly written.

(25-23 pts.)

The essay is fairly well-organized and properly cites 3 or more distinct sources from the course readings. However, the essay could be more engaging.

(22-20 pts.)

The essay lacks effective transitions between paragraphs and engagement. And/or, it cites 2 or more sources, but they are not necessarily from the course readings.

(19-18 pts.)

The essay is disorganized and/or only properly cites 1 or fewer sources.

(17-0 pts.)

Voice, Grammar, Punctuation, and Capitalization

20 pts.

The essay is written in the third person (unless otherwise directed), follows proper rules of grammar, punctuation, and capitalization, and/or there is no more than 1 typo. Moreover, the essay is submitted on time.

(20-18 pts.)

The essay is written in the third person (unless otherwise directed), contains minor errors in grammar, punctuation, and/or capitalization. There are 2 minor typos. Moreover, it is on time.

(17-16 pts.)

The essay might be written in the first person (when not explicitly directed to do so), contains significant errors in grammar, punctuation, and/or capitalization. There are 3 typos. Additionally, it is on time.

(15-14 pts.)

The essay might be written in the first person, (when not explicitly directed to do so). It consistently breaks rules of grammar, punctuation, and/or capitalization. There are 4 or more typos. Or, it is late or not properly submitted.

(13-0 pts.)

 

 

DUE BY OCTOBER 22, 2017

 
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