Essay Cove

Essay Cove

For the title, you have to change it to make it more interesting and unique. You need to be an expert on the Shakespeare play, Othello. My essay topic is Arguing about the nature of jealousy and how it impacts people in “Othello.” This is the outline you should follow:
FORMAL ESSAY OUTLINE
Essay Title: The Power of Jealousy leads to unfortunate events
Give the essay an interesting title that reflects the thesis. Do not just use the text title!
INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH
Lead: (Two or three general statements related to the essay topic. Do not mention text title, author or character names in the lead)
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Introduce text and author: (After the lead, the text title and author should be indicated)
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Thesis: (the main statement that will be proven in the essay) (also include your 2 SUBTOPICS)
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BODY PARAGRAPHS (2 body paragraphs, 2 PPCs per paragraph)
Each paragraph in the body of the essay is intended to support the thesis. Each paragraph begins with a topic sentence. Next, support the topic sentence with three references from the text. {This is the point, proof, comment method of development} Make a point to support your thesis, use proof from the text (a quotation using a proper MLA citation), and analyze/ make a comment to show how the proof supports the thesis. End the paragraph with a concluding sentence.
Body Paragraph 1
Topic Sentence____________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Point____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Proof____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Comment_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Point____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Proof____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Comment_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Body Paragraph 2
Topic Sentence___________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Point____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Proof____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Comment_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Point____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Proof____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Comment_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Concluding Paragraph
Creatively restate the thesis, summarize the proofs, and include a general closing statement.
Re-state thesis ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
General Closing Statements (Do not mention text title, author or character names in the lead)
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Works cited: (Use Modern Language Association (MLA) format to list the works cited in your essay. A separate page is dedicated to the works cited. Watch the format!)
The author’s name or a book with a single author’s name appears in last name, first name format. The basic form for a book citation is:
Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.
EXPOSITORY PARAGRAPH/ESSAY RUBRIC
Name: __________________________________
Category
Below Level 1
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
KNOWLEDGE
* understanding of paragraph structure (PPC, Academic Writing Conventions, Page Formatting)
*Understanding of information, ideas, concepts, themes; relationships among facts.
/10
* flawed
*weak
* limited
*limited
* some/
Moderate
*some
*Effective
*sufficient
*Highly Effective
*sophisticated
THINKING
* use of planning and processing skills
* strength of arguments/points
* strength of evidence
* effective comments/thoroughness of discussion of topic
/10
* weak, unconvincing
* inappropriate
* weak, unconvincing
* very few ideas
* limited
* limited
* limited
* limited ideas
* somewhat consistent
* some strength
* somewhat consistent
* some ideas
* appropriate
* appropriate
* convincing
* sufficient
* sophisticated
* sophisticated
* insightful
* insightful
COMMUNICATION
*communication of ideasunity and coherence (clarity, flow, use of transitions, citations)
* degree of formality and appropriateness of word choice
*mechanics and language conventions (Spelling, Grammar)
/10
* incoherent, missing
* damaging
* incoherent
* limited use or effectiveness
* limited
* many errors
* inconsistent
* inconsistent
* some errors
* effective, clear
* appropriate
* few errors, appropriate
* sophisticated, highly effective
* sophisticated
* almost error free, sophisticated
APPLICATION
* uses the writing process effectively (brainstorming, rough copy w/ edits, planning, conferencing)
*Proper MLA format
/10
* lacking
*lacking
* ineffective
*ineffective
* inconsistent
*inconsistent
* effective
*effective
* highly effective
*highly effective

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