Write a critical essay incorporating key themes in the book, in doing so, compare it with one of the social networking sites that has not been discussed in the book. Has social networking site for musicians improved since then? What has changed and remained the same?
Essay Rubric (1) (1)
Essay Rubric (1) (1)
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeINTRODUCTION and CONCLUSION (Background History/Thesis Statement)
There is a well-developed introduction with an attention grabber that grabs the reader’s interest and continues to engage the reader up until the thesis statement. The thesis statement should clearly state the experience or event that will be described as well as the effect on the writer. Conclusion should effectively wraps up and re stresses the importance of the thesis.
Introduction creates interest. Thesis states the position. Conclusion effectively summarizes the topic.
Introduction adequately explains the background, but may lack detail. Thesis states the topic, but key elements are missing
Background details are a random, unclear collection of information. Thesis is vague and unclear. Conclusion is not effective and does not summarize main points.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMAIN POINTS (Body Paragraphs)
Well developed main points/topic sentences that relate directly to the thesis. Supporting examples are concrete and detailed. The analysis is developed with an effective point of view.
There are substantial points relate to the thesis, but some may lack details. The analysis shows events from the author’s point of view, but could use more descriptive language.
There are some main points, but lack details in describing the event. Little descriptive language is used.
Very little ideas/main points are explained and/or they are poorly developed. The story tells; it doesn’t show
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization/Style/Mechanics
Logical Progression of ideas with a clear structure that enhances the thesis. Transitions are effective and vary throughout the paragraph, not just in the topic sentences. Writing is smooth, skillful, and coherent. Sentences are strong and expressive with varied structure. Diction is consistent and words are well chosen. Punctuation, spelling, and capitalization are all correct. No errors.
Logical progression of ideas. Transitions are present throughout the essay, but lacks variety. Writing is clear and sentences have varied structure, Diction is consistent. Punctuation, spelling, and capitalization are generally correct with few errors (1-2)
Organization is clear. Transitions are present at times, but there is very little variety. Writing is clear, but could use a little more sentence variety to make the writing more interesting. There are only a few (3-4) errors in punctuation, spelling, and capitalization.
Writing is not organized. The transitions between ideas are unclear or non existent. Writing is confusing and hard to follow. Contains fragments and/or run- on sentences. Distracting errors in punctuation, spelling, and capitalization.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSpecific Module Instructions
Essay follows/addresses the module assignment instruction/guidelines exactly as requested: these includes page lengths, font, size, spacing of paper, specific instructions on case studies that need to be examined, or essays that need to be cited, number of references, questions asked from the instruction as well as expectations for each assignment explained in the video clip.
Essay follows/addresses most of the module assignment instructions/guidelines/expectations
Essay follows/addresses some of the module assignment instructions/guidelines/expectations
Essay follows/addresses very little to no module assignment instructions, it deviates from the specific assignment instruction
Total Points: 100.0