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Embellish and Ad

Directions: Choose an advertisement from the Classifieds section of a recent newspaper. Use the advertisement as the starting point for a short story that explores the people and situations behind the ad. Who wrote the ad? What was the writer's motivation (beyond buying or selling an item, so, you might explore why they need to get rid of that item)? What kind of life does the writer have? What is the social setting behind the ad? What kind of family or community is involved? Using the advertisement as your starting point, create the story behind the ad that you've chosen.

(NOTE: You could create a story by taking the facts in a newspaper story and write a fictionalized account of the people and situations referred to in the story.)

Here are the specs:

  • At least 2 pages long, typed, double spaced, 12 pt font.
  • Turn in assignment in this order:
    1. A typed final copy with a by line and page numbers.
    2. A typed copy with editing marks and signatures of at least three editors.
    3. A typed copy with revisions and signatures of at least three revisers.
    4. A rough draft with revising and signatures of at least three revisers.
    5. A pre-write with the advertisement or article attached.

 

Category Advanced Proficient Meets Standard Below Standard
Pre-write
  • Synthesizes ideas from multiple sources to illustrate or explain a concept.
  • Paper is concentrated on a specific thesis.
  • Method of organization deliberately fits the paper's theme.
  • Shows many ideas were generated.
  • Paper is focused and narrowed to one aspect of topic.
  • Ideas are clearly organized.
  • Shows adequate ideas were generated.
  • Paper is focused and narrowed to one aspect of topic.
  • Ideas are organized.
  • Shows few or no ideas generated.
  • Paper is focused and narrowed to one aspect of topic.
  • Ideas are clearly organized.
Rough Draft and Revising
  • Author has first draft that provides more than enough writing to work with.
  • Author has shown competency in ability to revise work by removing all superfluous information and adding necessary explanation to give a complete picture.
  • Author has first draft that provides more than enough writing to work with.
  • Author has shown competency in ability to revise work
  • Author has first draft that provides enough writing to work with.
  • Author has shown ability to revise work
  • Author has a first draft that is just begun or is missing.
  • Author has limited revising not revised at all.
Editing and Final Copy
  • Includes all elements required in assignment description and shows evidence of research/synthesis to deepen your understanding of the subject as shown through your evaluation.
  • Final copy is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Author has provided a professional final copy with academic integrity, meaning MLA, APA, or Chicago Manual rules are followed.
  • Includes all elements required in assignment description and shows evidence of deliberate decision making on the part of the author.
  • Final copy is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Author has provided a clean, professional final copy with a title and by-line.
  • Includes all required elements in assignment description.
  • Final has few errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Author has provided a clean, professional final copy with a title and by-line.
  • Is missing more than one of the required elements in assignment description.
  • Final copy has many errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Author has provided a final copy that is unprofessional and/or lacks a title or by-line.
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