English 251: Introduction to Literature
Criteria for evaluating answers to questions on exams.
There is a more extended version of these remarks. You may wish to consult it for explanations in detail. There is also a checklist for writing assignments you may find useful in the later stages of drafting an out-of-class essay.
These criteria apply to both the short answers for the in-class portion of the exams and to out-of-class writing assignments. Some of them present more of a challenge in doing the latter. Organizational strategy and quality transitions, for example, are especially important indices of insight in out-of-class essays, where the assumption is that the writer has ample opportunity to reflect and revise.
As to the question you choose to
As to the facts of the story
that you mention:
As to the interpretive
inferences you bring forward in the course of your answer:
For explanation in detail, consult the extended version of these remarks.
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