Review the following link from our course readings regarding the many different critical approaches to literary criticism:
Write a persuasive essay (750–1000 words) in which you present a thesis and develop an argument that interprets the author’s writings from one of those critical approaches. You will need to conduct research and do the following:
- Cite at least two secondary sources from the school’s online library.
- Use summary, paraphrase, and direct quotes (minimum of five) from your selected work to support your thesis and prove your subclaims.
- Neither Uncle Tom’s Cabin nor The Life of Frederick Douglass can be used for this assessment as those two writings are used in a separate assessment.
|Fell Below Expectations||Met Expectations||Exceeded Expectations|
|A clear thesis is established that addresses one of the critical approaches to criticism||1||2||3|
|Subclaims are established in the main body paragraphs that clearly support the thesis||1||2||3|
|The subclaims are compelling and persuasive and demonstrate an engagement with the text and the critical approach being argued||1||2||3|
|Academic sources are incorporated that support the student’s thesis and subclaims. Minimum of 2 required.||1||2||3|
|Direct quotes, summaries, and paraphrases are used from the text to support the thesis and subclaims. Minimum of 5 required||1||2||3|
|The organization pattern is logical.||1||2||3|
|Required length is met||1||2||3|
|MLA formatting guidelines are followed||1||2||3|