Prompt: Who is the hero of TKAM and why? During the story Scout, Jem, Atticus, Boo and maybe even a few others do heroic things. In your opinion who is the main hero (choose only one) in the story? Type a four-paragraph essay explaining your answer. Use an introduction with a thesis, two one-chunk body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph to write your answer. ***40 points***
Things to remember:
–Do not isolate your quotes
–Indent your four paragraphs
–Double space your essay (CTRL+A then CTRL+2)
–Use citations correctly (there should be two of them)
–Do not write in first person. In other words, “I think…To me…” are unacceptable
–Revise, revise, revise!
*Do not worry about a title or heading, just have your name at the top of the paper
ÿ My paper has an effective beginning, middle and end.
ÿ My paper includes effective use of paragraphing.
ÿ My paper stays on topic.
ÿ My paper flows smoothly from one idea to another.
ÿ My paper contains a strong controlling idea.
ÿ My paper includes specific and relevant details, reasons, and examples.
ÿ My paper uses precise and vivid language.
ÿ My paper contains sentences that are clear and varied in structure.
ÿ My paper includes correct grammar/usage, punctuation, capitalization and spelling.
***Essays are due Friday in class if you want a chance to revise after the first time I grade them. Otherwise I will accept them Tuesday Feb. 18 at the latest with no chance of revision.
Scoring: You will be given a score of 0-10 on the following items…
Grammar and Punctuation_____ Formatting and citations_____
Paragraph structure_____ Overall writing (word choice, transitions, voice)_____