Eng130: Literary Response

 

The purpose of completing this assignment is: as a student, in your career, and individual lives, you will often need to look beyond the plot and summary of what you are reading and put a different spin on it. An example of this might be interpreting data and the varying components of how that data was created, as well as what to do with the data as you move forward.

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Essay ENG 130: Literary Response for Setting

This assignment focuses on your ability to: learn how to interpret the literary device of setting
and how it affects the character of the story/poem.

The purpose of completing this assignment is: as a student, in your career, and individual
lives, you will often need to look beyond the plot and summary of what you are reading and put
a different spin on it. An example of this might be interpreting data and the varying components
of how that data was created, as well as what to do with the data as you move forward.

Prompt (What are you writing about):
Choose one of the readings from this unit and in a well-crafted 2-page essay, respond to the
following prompt:

How does the selected work use setting to drive the action of the story and create a specific
impression within the reader?

Instructions (how to get it done):

Read through all of the instructions of this assignment.

Read all of the 2 resources.

Select one of stories or poems to write about.

Your audience for this essay is people who have read the stories/poems.

Use text examples to support your answer.

Your essay will have the following components:

o A title page

o An Introduction

o A thesis at the end of the introduction that clearly states how setting shapes the

story.

o At least two supporting sections that defend your thesis/focus of the essay

o Text support with properly cited in-text citations

o A concluding paragraph

o A reference page with the short story citation

Requirements:

• Length and format: At least 2 pages.

• The title page and reference page are also required, but they should not be factored into
the 2-page length of the essay.

ENG 130- Literature and Comp

Literary Response for Setting as a Device

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• The paper should be double spaced with 1-inch margins. Choice of fonts: 11-point
Calibri, 11-point Arial,12-point Times New Roman. Essay should conform to APA
formatting and citation style.

• Use the third-person, objective voice, avoiding personal pronouns such as “I,” “you,”

“we,” etc.

• Please use the short story sources and any outside sources you need to create a

properly formatted APA reference page.

• Use APA format for in-text citations and references when using outside sources and

textual evidence.

• Skills to be assessed with this assignment: creating effective thesis statements,

incorporating text, responding to literature.

• Please be cautious about plagiarism. Make sure to use in-text citations for direct

quotes, paraphrases, and new information.

Mini lesson on thesis statements:

• Questions to ask yourself:

o What is the setting of my chosen story? What is the place? What

is the mood created by the author? How do the place and mood

affect the story for the reader?

o For example, it is apparent that in Whitman’s “I Hear America

Singing” you would devote a supporting section to the locations of

his poem and a supporting section to the mood he creates through

the setting.

• Translate that into a thesis:

o After you have made connections to these two areas of setting

you will then form your thesis.

o Here is a example template for your thesis. You are welcome to

use this template for your essay:

▪ In Walt Whitman’s poem “I Hear America Singing”, it is

apparent that the setting place and location shape the poem

through the obvious American workers’ locations and the

tone of triumph and hopefulness.

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Rubric for Setting Literary Response

Does Not Meet

Expectations

0-11

Below

Expectations

12-13

Needs

Improvement

14-15

Satisfactory

16-17

Meets

Expectations

18-20

Thesis Statement Thesis statement is

not present.

Thesis is unclear

and loosely related

to the paper or not

present. Thesis

does not appear in

the introductory

paragraph.

Thesis is attempted

with little relation to

the overall topic.

Argument is

somewhat unclear

or confusing. Some

supporting points

are missing. Thesis

may not appear in

the introductory
paragraph.

Thesis is present

and relates to the

majority of the

paper. Argument

takes a mostly

clear position and

is explained in

adequate detail.

Thesis appears in

the introductory
paragraph.

Thesis is organized

and focused on the

paper. Argument

takes a clear

position and is

explained in full

detail. Thesis

appears in the

introductory

paragraph.

Persuasiveness Fails to develop

arguments.

Some argument(s)

are developed, but

may be missing

one or need further

elaboration.

Develops most

argument(s).

Satisfactorily

develops

arguments.

Expertly and fully

develops

argument(s).

Evidence and

Support

Does not include

text support and/or

text support is not

cited.

Very little evidence

is given and used in

the essay properly.

Evidence may not

relate to the thesis

statement. Evidence

is cited but not with

the proper

formatting.

Some evidence is

used from the story

and/or is somewhat

related to the thesis

statement. Evidence

may or may not

always cited

properly.

Evidence from the

story is mostly tied

to the thesis

statement and used

properly and is cited

properly.

Evidence from the

story is used

effectively and cited

properly.

APA

Format

APA format is not

followed.

Errors in four areas
of APA format and
style.

Errors in three
areas of APA
format and style.

Errors in two areas
of APA format and
style.

No errors in APA
format and style.

Grammar and

Mechanics

Grammar and

mechanics’ errors

make the essay

incomprehensible.

Grammar, spelling,

punctuation, and

mechanics errors

occur throughout

document. Word

choices are seldom

academic.

Sentence structure

may be illogical or

unclear.

Several errors in

grammar,

punctuation,

spelling and

mechanics present.

Word choice

reveals some

understanding of

academic language

requirements.

Many sentence

structure issues

exist.

Some spelling,

grammar,

punctuation and

mechanical errors

are evident.

Academic

language is upheld.

The sentence

structure is often

logical and clear so

that relationships

among ideas are
established.

Free of

punctuation,

spelling, grammar,

and other

mechanical errors.

Consistent use of

academic word

choices. Sentence

structure is mostly

logical and clear.

*A zero can be earned if the above criteria are not met.
*Plagiarism will result in a zero.

  • Essay ENG 130: Literary Response for Setting
  • Prompt (What are you writing about):
  • Instructions (how to get it done):
  • Requirements:
  • Mini lesson on thesis statements: