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Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Formatting
APA Essay Formatting
The essay should be in correct APA essay format, including proper title page, headers/page numbers, and correct font, double spacing (and only double spacing), with a Reference page, correctly formatted.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCitations
The essay should include correctly APA formatted in-text citations (with signal phrases identifying all sources and page number parenthetical). Citations should be from the source provided.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThesis/Claims
The essay should include an overview of the short story and a clear and concise thesis: a debatable assertion that selects an element in the story’s method that contributes to the story’s meaning, followed by major claims in support of the thesis.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePersuasion
The essay’s claims need to be supported by sufficient evidence/examples backing up all assertions.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization/Paragraphing/Conclusion
There should be single topic per paragraph with helpful transitions between paragraphs; summation in conclusion restating the thesis and its importance for the reader.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar/Punctuation/Mechanics
There should be minimal mistakes of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and grammar with appropriate diction choices and clear and concise sentences.