If you have made a quiz, access the Edit quiz screen and from the Add drop down, choose 'Add a new question', choosing 'Essay'.
Poor essays are often merely a patchwork of quotations stitched together by the briefest of comments, and it is a mistake to leave quotations hanging in mid-air, as it were, without comment or explanation. Because the paper quotes from the novel extensively, page numbers are found within the main body of the text, in parentheses, after complete bibliographical details have been provided in a footnote to the first quotation. Heads-up: meta answers are pretty common. As stated earlier, good essay writing demands time spent on every stage of the process: reading and research, making an outline, ordering and structuring your ideas, writing and changing various drafts, and final editing and presentation. This tactic in essay construction also displays independent thinking in that it demonstrates that you have not unthinkingly accepted and believed everything you have read. London: Penguin,
London: Penguin, For longer essays, text or file uploads, you may wish to consider using the Assignment activity rather than this question type. Alternatively, you may partly agree or partly disagree with the statements or questions raised by the title, or by questions raised directly in responding to the title. Eventually your ideas will be thought through, outlines planned and re-planned, main points developed, written down on paper, then rewritten, and finally given to your tutor. In connection to the last point it should be emphasised that any essay should be about your ideas and your interpretation of the literature being studied.
These quotations can obviously add much to the texture and quality of your work, but they are often handled very badly by students. DO make sure your adjectives are all clearly different and interesting: In the example above, they all basically mean the same thing.
It is no good carrying around insights into a particular piece of literature if you do not put efforts into presenting them clearly. Examine the introduction to this booklet and this guide to get some sense of how paragraphs, or 'idea units' as they have also been called, can be developed and constructed, and how their 'natural' beginnings and ends appear. You will probably find that you need to work out your ideas on paper before writing the essay, and are encouraged to prepare an outline of the essay: a point by point series of key words, phrases and ideas. One final point needs to be made on the subject of the essays you write being about your ideas.
Click Align Rubric to create a new rubric, or to add one from your Resources. You may, however, point to alternative conclusions or arguments, or briefly suggest areas of interest that have not been dealt with directly by the essay. Irony is one of the best ways to demonstrate intelligence and sensitivity to nuance.
Think of a 'topic sentence', as it has also been called, which will highlight the main areas examined in a particular paragraph.
It can be easily imagined that this covers a vast variety of scenarios in which you need to be clear and persuasive: arguing that you should be given the job you are applying for, selling the outline of a film script you have written, presenting products at various forums, writing articles for publication, persuading your bank manager to extend your loan, preparing reports, beginning and sustaining your career in journalism, and writing lectures and class plans for your future students. Check the Show to students box to display the rubric to students when they are taking the test. Have you been too long-winded or repetitive?
Examine the introduction to this booklet and this guide to get some sense of how paragraphs, or 'idea units' as they have also been called, can be developed and constructed, and how their 'natural' beginnings and ends appear. Yup, you and everyone else. If you discuss images, metaphors and other literary devices, then say how and why they are being used in the piece of fiction, and maybe if you think the imagery works or not. Enter instructions into the Placeholder text for students to display a text string that will be the default in the answer box when the student sees the question. This will be the title of and information about the essay you wish them to write. Read each draft carefully and critically.