This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEssay Length and heading is in MLA formatEssay is 3-5 pages, typed and double spaced.
The heading follows MLA format with page numbers
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroductionThe introduction mentions the author’s full name, the title of the work, provides a brief summary, and has a clearly stated thesis as the last sentence in the introduction.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeBody Paragraphs/ TransitionsEach paragraph has a topic sentence that links the paragraph to the thesis idea.
Transitions are also smooth and not disjointed, creating a sense of unity throughout the essay
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDevelopmentEach paragraph has evidence from the text to support the topic sentence.
Evidence comes in the form of quoted material or paraphrased examples from the literary work.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysisEach paragraph offers analysis or explanation as to how or why the evidence provided supports the topic sentence and overall thesis idea. The length of analysis is at least as long as the quoted/paraphrased example and optimally longer than the example.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusionThe essay offers a complete conclusion that emphasizes the essay’s main idea and brings the paper to a sense of closure.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSentences/ clarityEssay contains a variety of sentence structures for smooth flow of prose, and essay is relatively free of errors, such as fragments, comma splices, run-on sentences, and agreement errors. The sentences are clear and straightforward.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe present tenseBecause the subject matter is literary analysis, the essay uses the present tense throughout, including quotations that may have had to be modified with brackets to fit with the essay’s present tense.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWorks Cited and In-text CitationsThe essay has a complete works cited page, with citations alphabetized by author last name or title ( if there is no author). If the the citation lacks publishing information, the work is cited as a handout from a college course according to MLA format. The quoted or paraphrased material is also cited according to the MLA format.
Total Points: 100.0