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I’m working on a English question and need guidance to help me study.I’m working on a english writing question and need support to help me understand better. I completed a reading critically response chart and summary template of the following article and just need a thesis following the example I have provided below and semiotic research summary and analysis essay. I provided a good student example of a thesis statement and have included resources below to help with in-text citations, rubric, how to construct a good thesis etc.We will start this lesson by reading Tannen’s article, “There is No Unmarked Woman.”One of our course objectives is to explore the implications of gender in popular culture, and Tannen will provide one of our critical frameworks as we examine her theories. Please write a 3 pages Times New Roman Size 12 Font Double Spaced Research Paper summarizing and analyzing the Tannen’s article “There is No Unmarked Woman,” and include in-text citations supporting the main point of the article along with outside sources that support the main point of the article regarding implications of gender in popular culture.As you read, make sure to use the active reading strategies to help you identify the writer’s main idea and at least three supporting examples.Now it’s time to begin your semiotic essay.Good News: You have the base for the beginning of your essay: Your summary of Tannen’s article, “There is no Unmarked Woman.”Now you will add a thesis statement.Summary + Thesis: “KISS” TemplateIn the future, for quick reference, you might need to come back to this page to review the skills modeled in this Unit.KISS: LET’S KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUDENTS:This is one overview of the unit, pieced together here for your convenience. By now, you know how to write a summary with a thesis, and you will be submitting your proof of these skills on the next page.Note: As you have guessed, the summary and thesis is just a part of a larger essay. In the next unit, I will train you how to write a semiotic analysis to support your thesis.+ (add thesis)COMMON QUESTION ABOUT THESIS STATEMENTS:Some instructors do not want you to use “I” in your thesis statements. Always respect the parameters outlined by your professor. Should you want to practice using the third voice, you may. For our summaries, go ahead and use “I.” Just make sure your opinion is an idea you will be able to prove.LET’S MOVE TO OUR NEXT SKILL! WHAT IS A THESIS STATEMENT?A thesis statement is your opinion about the topic and what you will be proving, or explaining, in your academic essay. It is direct statement rather than a vague idea, and it also serves as the organizing principal of your essay since you will need to prove this opinion. It commonly comes at the end of the essay’s first paragraph.Unless your professor tells you otherwise, or you are taking a creative writing course, your academic essays will always have a thesis or an opinion that you need to prove.ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONIf you are not familiar with the idea of a thesis or would like further review about how to create one, please see links below and check out the video:How to Write a Strong Thesis Statement / Sally Baggett (Links to an external site.)
Tips for Writing a Thesis Statement / Purdue Owl (Links to an external site.)
Otherwise, you can skip the links and the video and scroll down to “Student Example of thesis.”STUDENT EXAMPLE OF THESIS:In our class, since you are reading articles that forward an opinion about popular culture, you will explicitly state if you agree or disagree with the writer’s argument and why.For example, do you (dis)agree with the claim that we are surrounded by media, such as films, videos, and music, that have implied messages or ideologies that influence our behavior? Why? Your answer is your thesis statement.See example below. The thesis has been underlined for your convenience.EXAMPLE OF STUDENT THESISKim SayadiDr. BatesEnglish 101Feb. 9. 2019Critical WritingPlastic is not FantasticIn a semiotic article, “Hold the Plastic,” Jeff Anders proposes that toys are important icons to understand the American value system, and they particularly reflect gendered assumptions that have been passed from parent to child. To prove this argument, he posits several examples; first, he notes that toys, such as baby dolls, often have open mouths to encourage others to feed them; by feeding these dolls, girls learn to be maternal and to take care of others. This act prepares them to be domesticated within the homestead in order to take care of their child(ren). Secondly, Anders notices that male dolls are usually made of hard plastic as opposed to a female’s rag doll. This importance behind this material is that it discourages boys from hugging the doll or cradling it; the substance is simply too hard. Instead, from the very material, boys learn to play roughly with their doll because it will not rip. Thirdly, Anders proposes that all female dolls can often not stand on their own due to their foot shapes or due to their soft bodies that make them flop over. The implication is that female dolls need to be stood up, or held up, by the helping hand of another. By interacting with this doll, a girl sees that her female doll, with whom she identifies, cannot stand on its own, and by implication, she cannot stand on her own (42). She comes to see herself as a dependent. Jeff Anders argument is persuasive; I agree with Anders that toys often reflect an American value system. In particular, I propose that Barbie, an American icon, reflects an American gender code in which women are encouraged to lend their hand within the household rather than in the working world.Notice that the student writer has an opinion that will be developed and proven in the essay. Also note that the student uses “I” statements (in blue italics), but these statements could be easily removed.You are now ready to add your thesis to your summary on “Semiotics.” FURTHER GUIDANCEHere is a template that you can adapt as a start for your thesis writing:Note: For our class, you can use “I” in your thesis statement. LET’S GO!We will have a brief review at all these disparate skills united together, and then you will submit your summary and thesis statement.QUALITY CHECKBefore we go to the next steps, I’d like to check out your thesis statement about Tannen’s article, “There is No Unmarked Woman.”REVIEW:Your thesis should be no more than 1-4 sentences. (There are exceptions if your work is a dissertation, but this is not the case for our course. For our course, your thesis should be explicit, to the point, and no more than four sentences).
It should be an opinion that you can actually prove.
It should be focused on the topic (or on Tannen’s argument, in this case).
It should be well written: In other words, the thesis needs to be clear and free from mechanical and spelling issues.
INSTRUCTIONS:Click on the red SUBMIT ASSIGNMENT button in top right hand corner of this page. In the text box provided, post your thesis statement only. (No summaries, please).IMPORTANT TIP: Write thesis in Word or Google doc first, then paste it into the text box. If you ever have a computer glitch before you officially post, you will lose everything you wrote.PIERCE CANVAS GUIDE:How do I submit an online assignment? (Links to an external site.)
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RUBRICThis assignment will be graded using the rubric below, entitled, “Thesis Statement.” It is worth 5 points.RubricThesis StatementThesis StatementCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThesis Statement25 ptsMasteryThe student has an explicit opinion and relevant reason(s) for this opinion. The thesis is clearly written without any grammatical oversights, on topic, and can be proven.22 ptsProgress is EvidentThe student agrees or disagrees with the writer and provides relevant reason(s) for this opinion, but the student may have one or more grammatical oversights. Still, the thesis is on topic and can be proven.18 ptsProgress towards MasteryThe student provided a thesis, but it needed reconsideration, development, or clarification.9 ptsAttempt NotedThe student does not have a thesis that can be proven, the thesis indicates the student does not understand the main idea of the article, or the thesis is hard to understand due to significant errors in grammar (i.e., fragments that interfere with meaning).0 ptsSkill not DemonstratedThe student does not have a thesis that can be proven, the thesis indicates the student does not understand the main idea of the article, or the thesis is hard to understand to significant errors in grammar (i.e., fragments that interfere with meaning).25 ptsOverview: Research MethodsNow that you summarized Tannen’s article, “There is No Unmarked Woman” AND have a thesis in which you disagree or agree with her major argument, you are ready to make sure your work is properly documented according to MLA research standards.WHY THESE SKILLS ARE IMPORTANT TO LEARN:Reason 1:In-text citations and Works Cited Pages will protect you from charges of plagiarism by giving credit where credit is due. All summaries need to be credited because you are paraphrasing another person’s ideas. We will discuss plagiarism in more depth in Unit 11, but for now, I do want to briefly provide this video on what happens to people when they plagiarize at their dream job:WATCH 4-5 MINUTES TO GET IDEA OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES:As you can tell, plagiarism has serious consequences that go way beyond flunking an assignment. But there’s a solution: in-text citations protect you.Reason 2:You will be writing a research essay. By learning some of the skills now, the research essay will be easier to complete.Reason 3:You will use these skills in any course, and profession, where you consult or borrow other people’s research.Reason 4:You will be graded on your ability to properly document your resources.Reason 5:All students who take a Freshman Composition course are supposed to learn these research skills as part of the student learning objectives.SO LET’S GET STARTED:Return to your summary and thesis statement about Tannen’s, “There is no Unmarked Woman.”
Using this summary + thesis as your base, you will now add new skills covered in the upcoming pages: in-text citations and a Works Cited page
CLICK NEXT…Overview: In-text Citations for SummariesOUR MISSION NOW:For our purposes here, we will go over an important research skill: IN-TEXT CITATIONS FOR SUMMARIESREVIEW: WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?This knowledge protects researchers from charges of plagiarism (Links to an external site.).
You will need to use these citation skills for your research essay at the end of this semester.
You’ll be able to speed through the unit quiz on MLA formatting.
You may be working at a job that depends on your research skills. Once you learn one format, you can easily pick up any other citation format (APA, CHICAGO); they all use in-text citations.
OKAY, REMIND ME, WHAT ARE IN-TEXT CITATIONS?In-text citations come after any information you summarize, paraphrase, or directly quote in your essay.The in-text citationCredits the writer for the ideas you’ve borrowed or quoted
Helps readers find the sources in your bibliography, better known as your Works Cited page
AN EXAMPLE OF AN IN-TEXT CITATION IN AN ESSAY:REVIEW:In-text citations follow an author-page style: You put the author’s name first, then the page number. There are no commas or other punctuation in the parenthetical reference when you have an author and page number. See ginormous example:(MALCOLM 4).For summaries, which are always written in your own words, the in-text format will have a period at the end of the parenthesis:(MALCOLM 4).PLEASE PROCEED TO THE FOLLOWING PAGERule 1: In-text Citations / MATCHY-MATCHYTO PROPERLY USE IN-TEXT CITATIONS, YOU’LL NEED TO UNDERSTAND THREE RULES.FIRST RULE:THE IN-TEXT CITATION LEADS TO THE WORKS CITEDThe first word in your in-text citation should match the first word in your Works Cited (i.e., your bibliography) at the end of your document. If you write(MALCOLM 4)in your essay, then a reader would expect to go to your Works Cited (Bibliography) and find the first word, Malcolm, listed there:MALCOLM, JOHN. “KEEPING IT REAL.” LOVINGTHE ETHER. NEW YORK: JOHNSONPUBLISHERS, 2020. P. 4.LET’S MOVE TO THE SECOND RULE.Rule 2: In-text Citations / Give a Last Name, Leave a NumberSECOND IDEA:When you name the author’s last name in a sentence in your essay, such as in a summary, you just need the page number in your in-text citation:In “The Job Turned Upside Down,” John Malcolm proposes that artificial intelligence will cause a global crisis by institutionalizing human prejudice already present in statistical data (75).NOTE: After you provide a writer’s name, as long as you are quoting or paraphrasing from the same work, you just need to provide the page number in the in-text citations throughout the remainder of your essay: (75).LET’S GO TO THE THIRD RULE FOR IN-TEXT CITATIONS.Rule 3: In-text Citations / Credit in the Side(lines)THIRD RULE:If you DO NOT cite the author’s last name in a sentence in your essay, include this important information in your in-text citation:A popular comedian jokingly claims that people under ten and individuals over fifty “want to eat chocolate by day and nuts at night” ( Malcolm 75).LET’S CONTINUE…Rule 4: In-text Citations / The EndPLACEMENT MATTERSALL IN-TEXT CITATIONS COME AT THE END OF THE SENTENCE, NO MATTER WHERE THE QUOTATIONS END.Researchers may say “to not leave everything to the end for the research process,” but the one exception is the in-text or parenthetical citations in which we should wait until the end of a sentence to provide a citation (Jacobson 32).Even if a paragraph lists quotations from more than one source, you can still summarize them into one reference placed after the last quotation. In this case, separate the different authors listed in your reference by a semicolon.Example:Throughout these descriptions, there are “Corpses piled up outside the city walls, along the river,” but these images of despair become even more animated through the personal story of Dayna, who sits among the “mountain of dead corpes” (Jone 36; Mayagi 22).YOU MADE IT TO THE LAST RULE! PLEASE LEARN THESE RULES FOR YOUR EVENTUAL QUIZ.Overview & Video: In-text citationsQUICK REVIEW:IN-TEXT CITATION:credits the source in your essay
serves as a trail to your Works Cited (Links to an external site.)
whenever possible, it provides the last name of the author and the page number
in a summary, if you cite your author’s last name in your essay already, you just need to provide the page number.
COMMON QUESTION: WHAT IF I CANNOT FIND THE AUTHOR OR PAGE NUMBER FOR AN IN-TEXT CITATION?In MODULE 12, we will answer this important question in detail. If you cannot find the author or group of authors, then you may give the title of the work.For now, you are writing summaries from our text, Signs of Life in the USA, so you will always be able to find the author and page number. Let’s practice this skill for our summaries until it becomes second nature.To reinforce what we have been reviewing, check out this video on in-text citations. If you feel familiar with this skill, skip to the information below the video. MORE GUIDANCE AVAILABLE: CITATIONS & STYLE MANUALSTo review these skills in further depth, here is a list of great resources:MLA Formatting & Style Guide from OWL at Purdue (Links to an external site.)
Pierce Guide to using MLA format (Links to an external site.)
Style Guide Videos from OWL at Purdue (Links to an external site.)
LET’S APPLY WHAT WE HAVE JUST LEARNED TO OUR WRITING…PreviousNextHOW TO DO A WORKS CITEDIn addition to demonstrating in-text citations in your summaries or essays, you will need to provide a separate page, a Works Cited, at the end of your written work. A Works Cited is similar to a bibliography that you can have written in high school or a previous college course, but it is set up according to MLA (Modern Language Association) standards.A Work’s Cited comes at the end of any essay where you borrowed information; it is an alphabetical list of the sources you have cited in your essay.The best way to learn to do a Works Cited is by actively creating one. It is easy to get bogged down by all the examples, but they make sense once you start your citation process.Image Credit: Michelle Balson-WeeblyEXAMPLE OF A WORKS CITED PAGE:(We will go into more depth in the upcoming pages)If you can’t see the image below, print Works_Cited_ExampleGOOD RESOURCES:Most students use citation generators to help format their sources. These tools have become so commonplace that telling you to not use them is unrealistic. However, like any helpful tool, the following sites are limited, and you will still run into issues if you do not understand the proper formatting of a Works Cited:EasyBib (Links to an external site.) is widely used and efficient; it will ask you to input your citation and then fix the order of operation for a citation.OWL (Links to an external site.) has textual, visual, and video examples. It also has a citation generator.SOUNDS EASY SO FAR, BUT DON’T STOP BELIEVING– I MEAN, READINGWhile the above sites are helpful and actually teach you the right way to put together a Works Cited citation, there are still many academic ‘rules’ that researchers must follow. Again, this is like our initiation into the wonderful world of wizarding, the academic world. I, too, have passed this way and spent countless hours (before the internet) with my MLA Book.SO LET’S CHECK THIS OUT…PreviousNextWorks Cited ExampleWORKS CITED FORMATTING (From AF American Friendship (Links to an external site.))I will explain this example of a Works Cited page after you first check out the visual example below. Note that your Works Cited comes as the last, and as a separate, page of your essay. If you have written a Bibliography at the end of your essay, you are already familiar with the purpose of a Works Cited.For each source cited in an in-text citation, make sure you list it on your Works Cited page; for every entry on your Works Cited page, make sure you have an in-text citation that mentions that sourceVISUAL EXAMPLE:sFORMATTING RULES FOR A WORKS CITED PAGE:When formatting your Works Cited Page, please use MLA formatting. MLA formatting asks that you to:double space everything, even the works cited page–begin your Works Cited page on a separate page after the last page of your papercarry your header with your name a page number onto the Works Cited page (the header is in the top right hand side of your paper, 1/2 inch from the top)center “Works Cited” at the top of the page, but do not bold it, increase it’s size, or underline itarrange your citations in alphabetical order by whatever comes first in the citation, usually the author’s last name. If there is no author, then by the first word of the title, excluding articles “a,” “an,” or “the”arrange works cited entries with a hanging indent (After the first line, all lines thereafter are indented 5 spaces)WE ARE READY TO STEP FORWARD…Works Cited: Where Students Take a Wrong TurnSTOP AND REVIEW:While you can be speeding through this lesson on Works Cited, let’s stop to look in our review mirror.There are three telling signs that a student has only used citation generators and truly does not understand how to set up a Works Cited.TELL #1: HANGING INDENTATIONStudent forgot to arrange Works Cited entries with a hanging indent. (The second and all following lines of the entry are indented a one-half inch).THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:Manning, Gabriel. “Things People Do.” Mistakes wereMade. V. 3. Penguin Books: New York, 2015.pp. 45-47.HOW TO DO HANGING INDENT IN GOOGLE DOCS (Links to an external site.)HOW TO DO HANGING INDENT IN MICROSOFT WORD (Links to an external site.)TELL #2: ALPHABETICAL ORDERStudent did not arrange the citations in alphabetical order by whatever comes first in the citation, usually the author’s last name (or the first word of the title, excluding articles “a,” “an,” or “the”).TELL #3: DOUBLE SPACEStudent forgot to DOUBLE SPACE the entire Works Cited Page.THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:WE ARE NOW READY TO PUT THE PEDAL TO THE METAL..Works Cited: FormulasTHE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE: (SCAN AND GO TO FOLLOWING PAGE)WORK CITED “FORMULAS” FOR SOURCESSee, didn’t I say that there’s the world of academic wizarding; while your citation generator (at OWL or Easy Bib) can help, you should know this basic formula to cite a source in your Works Cited:Image Credit / fair use : VCG (from website Visual Communication Guy)COMPONENTS TO LOOK FOR WHEN CITING ONLINE SOURCESAuthor, director, or artist’s last name
Author, director, or artist’s first name
Title of media piece (placed in quotation marks if smaller media, in italics if it has no container)
Title of container (placed in italics)
Other contributors
Version numbers, editions, volumes, or issue numbers, when applicable (mostly for digital versions of journals and magazines)
Publisher or distributor name
Publication date
Location (which can be a physical location, city, URL, or something else) and / or Access date (if applicable)
Assuming the medium you are citing includes all available components, it would look something like this:Author. Title. Title of container (self contained if book), Other contributors (translators or editors), Version (edition), Number (vol. and/or no.), Publisher/Distributor, Publication Date, Location (pages, paragraphs, URL or DOI, or physical location). 2nd container’s title, Other contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication date, Location, Date of Access (if applicable).EXAMPLE OF CITATION FORMULASadvertisementAuthor’s Last name, First name. “Title of the Article or Individual Page.” Title of the Website, Name of the Publisher, Date of Publication in Day Month Year format, URL.bookLast, First M. Book. City: Publisher, Year Published. Print.blogAuthor’s Last Name, Author’s First Name. “Title of Post.” Blog Name, Publisher (only include this information if it is different than the name of the blog site), Date blog post was published, Link to post (omit http:// or https://).digital files (JPGs, MP3s, PDFs, PNGs, DOCXs, etc.)First Name, Last Name. Title of Container. “Title of Media.” Title of company or publisher, date, file type.ONLINE FILMS OR VIDEOS:Last name, First name of the creator. “Title of the film or video.” Title of the website, role of contributors and their First name Last name, Version, Numbers, Publisher, Publication date, on database (Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc)Last name, First name of the creator. Title of the film or video. Role of contributors and their First name Last name, Version, Numbers, Publisher, Publication date. Database name, journalLast, First M. “Article Title.” Journal Title Series Volume. Issue (Year Published): Page(s). Website Title. Web. Date Month Year (not online or on television):Last name, First name of the creator. Title of the film or video. Role of other contributors and their First name Last name, Version, Numbers, Publisher, Publication date.PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPH, OR SCULPTURELast Name, First Name. Title of Artwork or Photograph, date, medium, name of institution, location. WORKS CITED EXAMPLE: Van Gogh, Vincent. The Starry Night, 1889, painting, Museum of Modern Art, New York City.PERSONAL INTERVIEWLast Name of Person Who Was Interviewed, First Name. Description of Interview, Personal Interview, Day Month Year of interview.PODCAST”Title of Episode.” Title of Podcast Show, name of company (if different than artist), Day Month Year of publication, URL, access date.SONGS AND SONG LYRICSSinger’s Last Name, Singer’s First Name. “Title of the Song.” Title of the Album, Names of other contributors, Album’s Publisher, Year of publication, track Number. Name of Website, URL (remove http : // or https : //)SPEECH, LECTURE, OR PRESENTATIONLast Name, First Name. “Title of Presentation or Speech.” Title of Conference, date of presentation, Venue, City. Type of presentation (if it’s specific, like for a keynote address).SOURCES TO FIND OTHER CITATION FORMULAS:EasyBib (Links to an external site.)OWL (Links to an external site.)JUMP FORWARD…PreviousNextWorks Cited: VIDEOAnd finally, if you would like a visual explanation of how to do a Works Cited, here’s a video:CLICK NEXT TO SEE OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE’VE REVIEWED…PreviousNextOne Page Review: In-Text Citations and Works CitedGreat Progress!Believe it or not, I’m going to summarize everything we’ve covered about in-text citations and Works Cited in this single page.SIMPLIFIED GRAPHIC OF HOW TO INTEGRATE IN-TEXT CITATIONS IN SUMMARIES.IN-TEXT CITATION RULES:If you cite last name of writer in your essay, then you only need to provide page number within the in-text citation: (3).If you do not cite the last name of the writer in your essay, then you need to give both the writer’s last name and the page number in your in-text citation: (King 42).(When we get to MODULE 12, we will go over common questions, such as how you cite a work that does not have an author or a page number.) For now, you will be doing summaries from SIgns of Life, our textbook, so this format will work.QUICK REVIEW: WORKS CITED FORMATFORMAT AT A GLANCE:Double space all entries / center title (Works Cited) / alphabetize citations / hanging indent / 12 font / header with your last name and page # located at top right of page, 1/2″ from top / periods at the end of every citation / 1 inch marginsREMINDER: SOURCES TO HELP YOU FORMAT YOUR WORKS CITED CITATIONSEasyBib is widely used and efficient; it will ask you to input your citation and then fix the order of operation for a citation.OWL has textual, visual, and video examples. It also has a citation generator.YOUR WORKS CITED, FOR SIGNS OF LIFE, WILL FOLLOW THIS FORMAT:HELPFUL HINT FOR YOUR UPCOMING ASSIGNMENT:For the upcoming page, you will be submitting your summary of Tannen’s article, “All Women are Marked” and include a Works Cited to credit this source. Students often wonder how to cite this article since they discovered it on CANVAS rather than within their book, Signs of Life. Follow the link for the answer: HOW DO I CITE MATERIAL THAT MY PROFESSOR UPLOADED TO A WEBSITE? (Links to an external site.)Here is the example below:Levine, Caroline. “Hierarchy.” Blackboard, uploaded by Mary Smith, 10 Oct. 2017, is the explanation of the example:Writer of article’s last name, Writer of article’s first name. “Title of Article.” CANVAS, uploaded by Maria Bates, date you first saw article on Canvas. Url address of Canvas page with the article.(Note: The above example is to help you with the content of the Works Cited entry; for format guidelines, such as hanging indents, return to the QUICK REVIEW: WORKS CITED FORMAT section on this page).YOU ARE NOW READY TO SUBMIT YOUR SUMMARY WITH RESEARCH…PreviousNextYou’ve made it through the world of research documentation for all your future summaries.You are now ready to show off what you know.INSTRUCTIONS:For this assignment, you willsubmit your summary of Tannen’s article, “All Women are Marked” with your thesis statement. Make sure to put all of your summary (Links to an external site.).
include in-text citations
include a separate Works Cited page
check your grammar before submitting your work
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RUBRICThis assignment will be graded using the rubric below, entitled, “Summary with Research” It is worth 20 points.RubricSummary, Thesis, and Research (1)Summary, Thesis, and Research (1)CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe Summary’s First Sentence:5 ptsMasteryIn the summary’s first sentence, the student correctly provides the following information: a) the title of the article; b) the full name of the writer; c) the article’s main idea3 ptsProgress is EvidentIn the summary’s first sentence, the student is missing or does not properly cite ONE of the following areas: a) the title of the article b) the full name of the writer c) the main idea of the article0 ptsSkill not DemonstratedIn the summary’s first sentence, the student is missing or does not properly cite TWO or more of the following areas: a) The title of the article b) The full name of the writer c) The main idea of the article5 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe Summary’s Examples:3 ptsMasteryThe student provides three relevant and specific examples that support the writer’s main idea. The examples were written in the writer’s own words.1 ptsProgress is EvidentThe student provides two relevant examples that support the writer’s main idea, but the third example is missing or needs reconsideration. Alternatively, the examples may not be written in the student’s own words.0 ptsSkill not DemonstratedThe student does not provide a relevant example from the article, or the examples do not support the writer’s main idea.3 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThesis Statement4 ptsMasteryThe student has an explicit thesis at the end of the summary and briefly states at least one reason for this opinion.2 ptsProgress is EvidentThe student agrees or disagrees with the writer, but the student does not give at least one reason for this opinion.0 ptsSkill not DemonstratedThe student does not have a thesis that can be proven, the thesis indicates the student does not understand the article, or the thesis is absent.4 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIn-text citations5 ptsFull MarksStudent set up the in-text citation properly and gave credit to ideas that belonged to the author of the article.2 ptsPartial CreditStudent had in-text citations, but there was a problem with the format. See my comments.0 ptsNo MarksStudent did not have in-text citations to protect him/her/them from charges of plagiarism.5 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWorks Cited10 ptsFull MarksStudent properly formatted the Works Cited.8 ptsPartial CreditStudent had a Works Cited had one oversight. See comments.3 ptsCredit for AttemptWorks Cited had two or more oversights. See comments.10 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMLA FORMAT3 ptsFull MarksStudent had no MLA formatting oversights. Great job!2 ptsProgressing Towards MasteryGood format overall, but there was one oversight. Please see comments.0 ptsNo MarksStudent had two or more MLA oversights. Note: Please revisit the page, “MLA FORMAT” to review skills.3 ptsTotal Points: 30 Requirements: Thesis + 3 page semiotic summary and analysis Times New Roman Size 12 Font Double Spaced   |   .doc file


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