Shifting from being front and center to an observant spectator, I began to see beyond myself, picking up the art of people-watching. As if placing an invisibility cloak on, I would quietly sink into the blue armchair, discreetly watching peoples’ behavior and interactions with one another. I found myself creating whimsical backstories of circumstance for each passerby, intertwining chance encounters and meaningful exchanges. People-watching not only helped me to become more aware of those around me, was also as an opportunity to explore undiscovered parts of myself.
The referees are supposed to address each of the items in the following rubric
when refereeing the paper, but are supposed to use their own words.
This rubric will also serve as the guide for obtaining a letter grade on the essay.
Thesis weak introduction of topic and thesis, thesis is weak and lacks an arguable position good introduction of topic and thesis, the thesis is a clear and arguable statement of position exceptional introduction that grabs interest of reader, the thesis is exceptionally clear, arguable, and well developed Organization Ideas seem to be randomly arranged, no attempt for paragraph organization; writing may be repetitious or too redundant. Organization is evident, but maybe not best possible Good organization of essay; all paragraphs are appropriate and purposeful; Coherence (paragraph to paragraph) and cohesion (sentence to sentence) are effective throughout paper. Facts,
Evidence limited information on topic with lack of accurate facts paper is well researched in detail with accurate and critical evidence from a variety of sources paper is exceptionally researched with critical evidence from a wide variety of sources Examples Examples do not support the thesis at all. Examples support the thesis Examples provide a lot of support for thesis Examples are vague or distracting Examples are nonspecific or abstract Examples are specific and concrete Conclusion -lack of summary of topic, thesis & subtopics with weak concluding ideas -good summary of topic, thesis and all subtopics with clear concluding ideas -excellent summary of topic (with no new information), thesis & all subtopics in proper order with concluding ideas that leave an impact on reader Focus on assigned topic No attempt has been made to relate the essay to the assigned topic. The entire essay is related to the assigned topic ... ... and allows the reader to understand much more about the topic. Language Conventions inconsistent grammar, spelling and paragraphing throughout paper Fewer than 4 errors in punctuation and grammar, and fewer than 4 words are misspelled paper is very concise, clear, with consistently proper grammar, spelling and paragraphing the paper is written in inappropriate point of view appropriate point of view appropriate point of view Bibliography lack of proper format and many sources missing or incomplete mostly proper format used with all sources shown and a variety of sources proper, detailed format with all sources shown and a wide variety of sources