Name: ________ Rubric - Comparison Essay Tasks Points (0) Points (6) Points (8) Points (10) Typed, MLA Format, Times New Roman, Size 12 font, regular style, double spaced, proper margins, Title not submitted 3or less Criteria Met 5 Criteria Met All Criteria Introduction (*2) Attention Grabber Background Information Thesis – Expresses what is being compared, grounds of comparison, and the significance of the work. not submitted 1 Criteria Met 2 or 3 Criteria Met All Criteria Met Main Body(*2) Follows assigned structure Topic Sentences Used Correctly All points thoroughly discussed – Examples and Quotes given from the text Thesis Stressed not submitted 4 or less Criteria Met 6 -7 Criteria Met All Criteria Met Conclusion(*2) Thesis reiterated Main points summarized Validity stated - Main point emphasized Sense of completeness not submitted 2 or less Criteria Met 3 Criteria Met All Criteria Met The Writing Process Observed Pre-writing – The Planning Page Rough Draft – Handwritten – 4 paragraphs Final Edited Copy in proper order rubric attached properly not submitted 3or less Criteria Met --------- All Criteria Met Grammar and Punctuation, SAE not submitted 5 or more errors 1- 4 errors no errors Handed in on TIME not submitted 4-5 days late 2-3 days late On time Compare & Contrast Beginning & End Lady Macbeth Lesson 15 5.1 Lady Macbeth’s Decline Lady Macbeth Now and Then “Come, thick night, And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell…” (1.5) “Hell is murky.”(5.1) “What, quite unmanned in folly? … Fie, for shame!”(3.4) “Fie, my lord, fie, a soldier and afeard.”(5.1) “Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead are but pictures … If he do bleed, I’ll gild the faces of the grooms withal ….” (2.2) “Yet who would have thought the old man had so much blood in him?”(5.1) “My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white.” (2.2) “The Thane of Fife had a wife. Where is she now?”(5.1) “A little water clears us of this deed. How easy is it, then!” (2.2) “What, will these hands ne’er be clean?”(5.1) “Get on your nightgown, lest occasion call us and show us to be watchers!” (2.2) “Wash your hands. Put on your nightgown. Look not so pale.”(5.1) Write a paragraph that describes Lady Macbeth at the beginning of the Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Lady Macbeth is a _________ character at the beginning of “Macbeth” by Shakespeare. Write a paragraph that describes Lady Macbeth at the end of this play. By the end of the play, Lady Macbeth has changed. Write the BODY of your ESSAY Form 2 Paragraphs Now put the notes together to form two paragraphs This will be the BODY of your Paper – Next week we will add an introduction and a conclusion!!!! So be thinking about a hook and a truism to go with your work!!!!! Assignment While using the writing process, create a short, 4 paragraph essay. Compare and contrast any two aspects of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Proper grammar, SAE, size 12, Times New Roman. See Rubric for details. Comparison Essay Traditional •Introduction Essay •Main Body Format •Conclusion Thesis Statement SAMPLE THESIS STATEMENTS: Thesis Statement 1) Names the items to be compared 2) Indicates the purpose of the comparison 3) Names the grounds for comparison Unacceptable I am going to compare the similarities and differences between the films Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T., the Extraterrestrial. Acceptable A close examination of the way that Roy Neary, the protagonist of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Elliott, the protagonist of E.T., the Extraterrestrial, react to their encounters with aliens demonstrates that director Steven Spielberg uses both films to tell similar stories about the difficulties of growing up. The Nature of Comparison • A Comparison … - is a basic procedure of explanation and analysis. - presents two or more objects and describes and analyzes their similarities and differences. - usually makes us see the items under discussion more clearly and in a new light. When writing a literary comparison, it is important to explain the similarities and differences between the two (or more) works (or plots or characters or other elements of fiction you have chosen to discuss) AND explain the significance of your comparison. you will answer the question, So what? This Assignment • Explain the similarities and Differences • Explain the significance of the comparison This Assignment TITLE Introduction Attention Grabber Background Info. Thesis Thesis: Paragraph 2 Similarities Paragraph 3 Conclusion Differences Thesis Summaries Comparison Essay Compare two aspects of Macbeth. For example, you could 4 paragraphs MLA Times New size 12 compare Lady Macbeth’s character at the beginning of the play to how she is at the end of the play. • Introduction: (Hook, Background Information, Thesis: In “Macbeth” by Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth undergoes change. • Topic Sentence: Lady Macbeth is a _________ character at the beginning of “Macbeth” by Shakespeare. • Topic Sentence: By the end of the play, Lady Macbeth has changed. • Conclusion (Thesis, Summary statement, Memorable statement) Writing an Essay Planning to Rough Draft Create 4 Paragraphs: Introduction Body 1 Body 2 Conclusion - Hook ? ???? Start with a question or a clever saying. - Background Info. Add background info about the play. - Thesis: In “Macbeth” by Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth undergoes change. Writing an Essay Planning to Rough Draft Create 4 Paragraphs: Introduction Body 1 Body 2 Conclusion - Use planning page Start with section 1 and move to section 7. Write at least 1 sentence for each section. Go in order. Make sure you cite at least 2 examples from the play to support your work. Use MLA formatting when you site the quotes. Writing an Essay Planning to Rough Draft Create 4 Paragraphs: Introduction Body 1 Body 2 Conclusion - Use planning page Start with section 1 and move to section 7. Write at least 1 sentence for each section to relate the changes that Lady Macbeth has undergone throughout the play. Go in order. Make sure you cite at least 2 examples from the play to support your work. Use MLA formatting when you site the quotes. Writing an Essay Planning to Rough Draft Create 4 Paragraphs: Introduction Body 1 Body 2 Conclusion - Thesis Start with the same thesis:In “Macbeth” by Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth undergoes change. - Summary Statement - End with a Truism, a clever saying about life that would “sum up” what your paper is about. IE: You don’t always have to have the best to feel whole inside.