ENG 122 Writing Notes Guidelines and Rubric Overview: In this assignment, you’ll do a literal reading of the reading you selected in the quiz in this module. This will be the first step of the critical analysis essay you will complete this term. Prompt: Now that you have read your piece and taken some notes, the following critical elements must be addressed. Write at least three sentences in response to questions 2–4.
1. What article did you select for your critical analysis project? List the title and author here. 2. An author’s purpose or goal is their reason for writing a work. Based on a literal reading of your selected article, what do you believe is the author’s
purpose? How did you arrive at that decision? 3. Key points are pieces of evidence that support the author’s purpose. In your selected article, what are three key points that support the author’s purpose
that you identified in this reading? How do those key points support it? 4. An author’s audience is the group (or groups) of people being addressed in the reading. What audience do you believe the author is writing for in your
selected article? What potential challenges does the author face when addressing their purpose with this audience?
Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Save your work in a Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Then, check your writing for errors. Once you have proofread your document, submit it via the Assignment: Writing Notes link in Brightspace.
Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (75%) Not Evident (0%) Value Name Names the article and author of the
article Does not name the article or
author of the article 10
Author’s Purpose Determines a purpose to be addressed in analysis essay, and purpose is derived from one of the provided articles
Determines a purpose to be addressed in analysis essay, but purpose is not derived from one of the provided articles
Does not determine a purpose to be addressed in analysis essay
Author’s Key Points Determines key points and rationale
Determines key points and rationale, but they are cursory or inaccurate
Does not determine key points and rationale
Author’s Audience Identifies audience and determines potential challenges
Identifies audience but does not determine potential challenges
Does not identify audience 25
Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (75%) Not Evident (0%) Value Articulation of
Response Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization
Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas
Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas
- ENG 122 Writing Notes Guidelines and Rubric