Thursday, March 1, 2007

OMS essay comment instructions

I would like your Old Man and the Sea essay comments to answer the following four questions:

I - How strong is this essay's thesis? Is it clear and concise? Is it focused? Does it engage you ?

II - Of all the examples and quotations contained in this essay, which is your favorite? Why?

III - What is one thing this essay does well? It could be its organization, word choice, writing style, choice of quotations, introduction, conclusion, etc.

IV - What is one piece of advice that the author might consider the next time he or she is asked to write a similar type of analytical essay?

Comments should range from one to three paragraphs. Your comments should appear below the story you are responding to. When asked to choose an identity, click "other," then sign your comment with your first name and last initial. Comments not posted according to these instructions will be deleted.

I would like you to respond to a minimum of one essay per class. The essays will be up by the end of school on Monday, March 5th. Due date change: Please bring a printed copy of your comments to class on Tuesday, March 6th, as I will check them then. Thank you for your valuable feedback.

Three comments = a "check"
Six comments = a "check plus"

4 comments:

Abby S. said...

Hey mr.b-g unless it's just me I can't find the essays anywhere on your website.

Mr. B-G said...

Yes I know Abby. We didn't have A-block due to the 2-hour delay on Friday, so I don't have any of their essays.

D-block was only 25 minutes, and I didn't get everyone's essay.

While I have most of F-block's, I am going to wait and post all the essays tomorrow.

Comments will be due Tuesday, rather than Monday.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. I hope you're feeling better.

Cheers,

Mr. B-G

rachel l. said...

i can't find them either so i'll have some difficulty handing my comments in tomorrow :/

Mr. B-G said...

They're there now Rachel. Check again. It's about 4 p.m.