“The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Scarlet Ibis”
Due date - Both essays are due by Monday Dec. 16, 2008. Late essays will be docked 20 points
for the first day and an additional 20 points for each day after that. Essays will be considered
late if they are not in class by the tardy bell of class time.
Grading- Each essay will be graded according to the areas on the check list: Organization,
Content, Spelling, Grammar, Mechanics, and Style. Each mistake will cost you one point. Your
essay must be at least 250 words in order to be acceptable. Papers that do not meet the quota
of 250 words will not be accepted and the student will receive a zero. Should the paper be
corrected and handed in later, it will be considered late, but will be accepted.
You must choose one essay to count as a test grade and the other will count as two daily
Feedback- I will be handing back your papers as soon as I grade them so that you may see your
grade, but I will be collecting all papers to file in your writing portfolio. You currently have only
one paper in your portfolio: the Memoir. These two essays will be #2 and #3.