English 233: Introduction to Western Humanities -- Baroque and Enlightenment
Criteria for evaluating essays.
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There is a more extended version of these remarks. You may wish to consult it for explanations in detail.
These criteria apply to both the essays for the short-essay questions on the in-class portion of the exam and to the essay written out of class. 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.
You will notice that some of the following remarks approach the same criteria from different angles.
As to the question you choose to answer:
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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