victims and creators
Rubric for "Adopting the Creator Mindset" Essays:
This is what the content grade is based upon.

(Since some of you asked: Length is at least 2 FULL pages
to three full pages.)

Assignment Learning Outcomes show the following research writing skills: summarizing, paraphrasing, direct quoting, citing parenthetically, and developing correctly formated works cited.

Introductory paragraphs

o   A thesis statement is NOT an announcement of intention

o   States the subject matter

o   Is unified

o   Clearly indicates the writer’s opinion

o   Contain the “key words” if possible

*Note: At some point in the essay, you will include a direct quote from David Mirman's blog article. You decide what to quote and where to place it. It may be in the summary paragraph, or you may place it more aptly in another paragraph. This essay will include [1] a summary of Mirman's article, [2] one to three direct quotes (total, not each) from Mirman's article and Downing's excerpt, and [3] a paraphrase of Dr. Downings definition of Creators and of Victims.

Body paragraph 1

Body paragraph 2 (& 3 at your option)

Body paragraph 3 (or 4 if you wrote two above about being a victim)

Concluding paragraph:


·         Must bring closure

·         Can paraphrase your main points

·         Comment again on the subject matter

·         Call for action on the part of the reader

Works Cited

·        Will cite Dr. Downing's On Course book and the other source we read, Mirman's short article about Creators and Victims

·         Will follow the correct format for the type of article it cites (not just any old works cited entry)


Also use this page: Revision and Editing Checklist from the Guide to Grammar and Writing

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