wp1------Summary and Response paper----at least 750 words

choose one of Core readings about Social Networking and the Internet, is  http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/11/facebook-has-transformed-my-students-writing-for-the-better/281563/(Facebook Has Transformed My Students' Writing—for the Better)

 

Part one:

 

 

 

Cover Letter Specifics

·    Minimum 150 words (successful cover letters are often longer)

·    Address letter to your instructor

·    Answer at least 3 of the 6 questions below (where applicable) provide brief, specific examples of the following in your cover letter:

o   What is your primary motivation or purpose for writing your draft? Who is your intended audience? What revisions did you make in order to improve how you accomplish this purpose and/or appeal to this audience?

o   What feedback did you receive from your peers? How did you use this feedback to revise your draft? How do these revisions improve your draft?

o   What feedback did you receive from other sources, such as your instructor or tutors? How did you use this feedback to revise your draft? How do these revisions improve your draft?

o   What have you decided to revise in your draft, apart from feedback you received? Why? How do these revisions improve your draft?

o   What problems or challenges did you encounter while writing or revising your draft? How did you solve them?

o   What valuable lessons about writing effectively have you learned as a result of composing this project?

·    Place the cover letter at the beginning of your final draft, before the first page of your actual composition; delete your purpose statement

 

 

 

Part Two:

 

Final Draft Specifics

·   Summary and Response of ONE of the core readings selected by your instructor

·   Clearly developed main point (thesis) stating overall, focused response to the selected core reading

·   Accurate summarizing and meaningful response, supported with evidence 

·   Effective organization using topic sentences and transitions

·   APA or MLA manuscript style, as specified by your instructor, with in-text citations and a Works Cited or References list. (Works Cited or References list does not count in the minimum word-count requirement)

·   Use of at least 5 quotes (words, phrases, or key sentences) and/or paraphrases (key details or ideas rephrased in your own words),cited using correct in-text citations

·   Observation of the conventions of Standard English

·   750 words minimum for final draft (the minimum 150 words for the cover letter is not included in this count)

Final Draft Rubric

 

Criteria

Description

Points 

Cover Letter

Effective cover letter, describing peer feedback,  explaining how peer feedback was implemented, and explaining how these changes improved the draft

10

Thesis

Clear thesis that provides a focused, overall response to the core reading

5

Organization

Logical organization including clear introduction, body, and conclusion

10

Summary

Accurate summarizing of core reading that captures both overall meaning and significant details/subpoints 

15

Response

Well-developed response to core reading that supports the thesis/main claim

15

Conventions

Clear control of language conventions with few distracting typos or errors

10

Evidence and citations

Appropriate use of at least 5 quotes (words, phrases, or key sentences) and/or paraphrases (key details or ideas rephrased in your own words), cited using correct in-text citations

10

Document style

Correct document format in APA or MLA style, as specified by your instructor, including correct References page (APA) or Works Cited page (MLA)

10

 

TOTAL

NOTE: Proportional points may be deducted for final drafts that do not meet minimum word counts.

85 points

 

 

 

 MLA style

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