Here are the expectations for your revision:
- Reread your essay effort
- Consider the comments
- Consider your brainstorming
- Rate your essay – Here’s the rubric
Then, reflect. In an expository format, rethink your approach and your effort. Consider what you did well – ALL students did several things well – and things that you would change. The three main topics for consideration should be:
- the thesis you used to respond to the question
- the evidence you used (and the evidence you didn’t use)
- the analysis included
Lastly, be sure to consider how you might approach the next essay –
- What will you do before the test to better prepare yourself?
- What will you do during the test to better determine your thesis?
- What will you be sure to remember as you plan the scope of your essay.
All responses should be word-processed, NO MORE THAN one page double-spaced, and use specific references to the student essays written in-class. Use of specific examples from the student essay is required. Specific additions should be considered by the student authors.
The quality of your self-reflection will determine how many points you may earn up to five max. Points will be added to the test category. All responses are due on Monday, October 19th at the beginning of class.