Costello Brit Lit II Portfolio Entry #2: Descriptive Essay This portfolio assignment asks you to take a note from Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales: Prologue and create a vivid and memorable character based on appearance, actions, thoughts, and words. Your textbook offers a wealth of information/tips on how to best achieve this goal (p. 218- 225). It is expected that you will use this section of the text book to assist in mastery of the assignment. Rhetorical Situation Author: creative fiction writer Audience: fan of creative fiction Context: The author must use a variety of indirect characterization to create a vivid and memorable character. Plan of Attack (tentative) T 9/6: turned in people-watching free write T 9/20: complete Character Questions Activity in class HW: complete Character Details Activity W 9/21: review guidelines of assignment HW: complete Subject Outline TH 9/22: class time to work on Descriptive essay 1st Final Copy F 9/23: class time to work on Descriptive essay 1st Final Copy M 9/26: 1st Final Copy submitted to turnitin.com before 11:00pm T 9/27: bring in 2 hard copies of 1st Final Copy This is not a substitute for turnitin.com submission If submitted to turnitin.com via “copy & paste,” bring in 3 hard copies T 9/27: peer review of 1st Final Copies in class; Final Essay Tips TH 9/29: Revision submitted to turnitin.com before 11:00pm Costello Brit Lit II Grading Q1 Points: two-page people watching [20 pts]; Character Questions Activty [15 pts]; Character Details Activity [15 points]; Subject Outline [15 pts.]; Peer Review Activity [15 pts.]; submission guidelines [40 pts] Portfolio Points: o Focusing on distinguishing characteristics, mannerisms, behaviors, and /20 actions that make the character memorable /20 o Organizing essay in clear, effective order, including only details that contribute to dominant impression o Vividly describing character’s physical features, using sensory details /20 and figurative language to enhance description /20 o Describing character’s thoughts, attitudes, and words through dialogue and action /20 o Grammar, mechanics, formatting/assignment guidelines Formatting Guidelines When you submit to turnitin.com, I’ll ask you to upload your essay. Before doing so, you’ll need to format the document in this way: 12 point Times New Roman font Double-spaced 1” margins on top, bottom, left, right Name, Class period, date, assignment title on 1st line of 1st page (right-justified) Right-justified header of last name, page number. Submission Instructions #1: Submitting to Turnitin.com Log in at turnitin.com Click on your class period Click on the submit icon for the assignment “Descriptive Essay” to turn in the 1 st Final Copy Click on the submit icon for the assignment “Descriptive Essay Revision” to turn in the revision. Choose the paper submission method “single file upload” If not using Microsoft Word, choose the “copy & paste method” to submit, and bring in a hard copy of essay from the program you used to create it Make sure your first and last name are correct Give your essay a creative, appropriate title, and enter that in the “submission title” space Click Submit (you should then see a copy of your essay. The format may look different, but that’s fine) Click Submit again. You’ll then see a digital of our essay, showing the correct format. There is no need to print this receipt. #2: Saving to your H drive Save your final essay to the Brit Lit II folder on your H drive, in case there are turnitin.com issues.
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