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This is a collection of materials that I've put together over the years to aid students in the process of writing academic essays. This bundle includes...
• Prewriting: A packet of graphic organizers for (1) creating a research question, (2) annotating and documenting sources, (3) writing a thesis statement, (4) gathering textual evidence, and (5) developing an outline of the essay. Two versions are included: literary analysis and research essay.
• Peer editing: A packet designed for students to peer edit with the assistance of four separate editors. After a noticing a lot of lousy feedback from peer editors, I put this together to ensure that students get proper proofreading and useful feedback on their drafts.
• Final draft cover sheet: A cover sheet to help students organize their materials before their final submission, write a few comments, and sign an anti-plagiarism statement.
• Essay rubric and score calculator: Sample rubrics for literary analysis and research essays. (Criteria: thesis, organization, evidence, insight, style, mechanics, formatting, sources. I like this much better than Six Traits.) As a bonus, there's also an Excel spreadsheet that lets you quickly calculate essay scores based on weighted criteria.
All of the included documents are in both .docx and .pdf formats.