Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Value Essay Comment Instructions

I would like your Value Essay comments to answer the following four questions:

I - What does the author seem to be saying about what is valuable, and what he or she most strongly values?

II - Which of the two objects/priceless moments described in this essay did you find were most vividly and clearly described? Reference one specific part, anecdote, scene, or description that you thought was well done. You may even cite a particularly well-written sentence by throwing quotes around it and cutting and pasting it into your comment.

III - In general, what is one of this essay's overall strengths? It could be its organization, word choice, writing style, introduction, conclusion, etc. Cite specific examples to be as helpful to the writer as possible.

IV - What is one piece of advice or suggestion for revision that the author might consider making before Mr. B-G reads and grades this essay? This should be phrased constructively (try doing ------- , consider --------) or inquisitively (what do you think would happen if you -------------?)

Comments should be about four paragraphs (4 to 6 well-written, informative sentences for each question) per comment. Your comments should appear below the story you are responding to. Use your Google/Blogger identity to sign your comment. Comments not posted according to these instructions should be deleted.

I would like you to respond to one essay per class (3 total). Those of you looking to boost your homework average may respond to two essays per class for additional credit (6 total).

* Please also copy and paste your comments into an e-mail or Microsoft Word document that I can check on Friday, Oct. 15th at the start of class. Your classmates and I thank you for your valuable feedback.

Three comments = a "check"
Six comments = a "check plus"

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1 comment:

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