how do you see the captivity narrative as a spiritual journey reinforcing the ideals of puritanism and the puritans as a chosen people?

Essay 1

SUBJECT:

 

Puritans felt that God’s providence was present in their lives as individuals and as a community chosen to settle the new world. Using Mary Rowlandson’s captivity narrative, how do you see the captivity narrative as a spiritual journey reinforcing the ideals of puritanism and the puritans as a chosen people?

 

Criteria for these essays follow:

1) All essays will utilize good essay format (intro, body, and conclusion).

2) All essays will respond to the chosen prompt fully.

3) The length of the essay will directly correspond to what it takes to respond to the prompt, but a minimum of three pages is required (not including Works Cited page).

4) Be sure to use quotes from the primary text.

Baym, Nina, and Robert S. Levine. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Vol. 1, W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.

5) As with your author handout, Wikipedia cannot be considered as sources for these essays.

6) Appropriate MLA format should be utilized throughout the document. Please use either 2009 or 2016 guidelines.

7) The paper must be typed utilizing size 12 Times New Roman font with standard margins.

8) Notice that no late essays will be accepted.

 

Grading Rubric:

The following generalized rubric will be utilized in evaluation of each of your two essays. The letter grade will show up on your paper, and the numeric value is what will be posted in Moodle.

“A+” essay (translates to a 100) –
Focused subject with a clear thesis / paper engages audience / essay uses strong primary and secondary sources / MLA format (including parenthetical documentation) is perfect / no grammatical mistakes/ writing style reflects a mature writer who utilizes strong word choices

“A” essay (translates to a 95) –
All of the above ingredients for an A essay with only 1-2 minor problems in MLA format

“A-“ essay (translates to a 90) –
All of the above ingredients for an A essay with 1-2 minor problems with few grammatical mistakes

“B+” essay (translates to an 89) –
Focused subject with a clear thesis / essay uses primary sources/ MLA format is present and generally correct but there is some inadequate or incorrect usage / some minor grammatical mistakes in spelling or usage / writing style reflects a mature writer who utilizes correct word choices

“B” essay (translates to an 85) – All of the above ingredients for a for a B+ essay with a few minor MLA inconsistencies

“B-“ essay (translates to an 80) – All of the above ingredients for a B+ essay with few minor grammatical mistakes

“C+” essay (translates to an 79) –
Focused subject that contains an inappropriately broad thesis / paper has background but may not engage reader easily / reader can understand paper’s flow but sometimes the essay lacks cohesiveness / vocabulary is acceptable / the essay has significant major grammatical concerns / essay uses primary and secondary sources but one is inappropriate

“C” essay (translates to a 75) -
All of the above ingredients for a C+ essay with numerous grammatical mistakes / essay uses primary and secondary sources but one is unclear in documentation

“C-” essay (translates to a 70) -
All of the above ingredients for a C+ essay with some minor grammatical mistakes / essay uses primary sources and secondary sources but confusion is present with in-text citation

“D” essay (translates to a 65) –
Subject is present / supports are missing / no clear organization / inappropriate vocabulary / below-average grammatical usage for a third English course.

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