Prompt: – “The Tempest is a play that concerns itself with the divide between the human and the supernatural. Write an essay in which you explore to what extent the play presents these categories as distinct or blurred, AND how you think Shakespeare uses the supernatural to comment on the nature of humanity. What does Shakespeare’s inclusion of the supernatural reveal about how we understand humanity within the play?”
Instructions: In a single spaced essay, respond thoughtfully to the prompt given. The best essays will narrow down the topic and articulate a specific and cohesive argument.
This essay uses a grading rubric
Requirements: – single spaced – Do not write an introduction or conclusion. You should begin your essay with a thesis statement that is UNDERLINED and addresses the chosen prompt. – Support your claims with evidence from The Tempest.
Needs Improvement (2)
Essay has no spelling or punctuation errors and very few grammatical errors. Very well written and excellent use of business language.
Essay has a few punctuation or spelling errors. Few grammatical errors that don’t affect meaning. Well written and use of business language is acceptable.
Essay has some punctuation or spelling errors. Some grammatical errors but generally don’t affect meaning. Language is satisfactory overall but use of more appropriate business language is required.
Essay has numerous punctuation or spelling errors. Numerous grammatical errors that affect meaning. Language used is unprofessional and not appropriate for business use.
Essay Organization and Formatting
Relevant sections are included, and each is organized effectively. Formatting is professional and consistent and includes all required elements.
Relevant sections are included but could be a little better organized. Formatting is acceptable and/or one or two required elements are missing.
Relevant sections are included but organization could be improved. Formatting is inconsistent and/or many elements are missing or not formatted appropriately.
Sections are missing and/or poorly organized. Formatting is messy and unprofessional.
Essay content is comprehensive and detailed. Thinking and ideas are presented clearly, are engaging and thorough.
Essay content is sufficient. Thinking and ideas are clear but could be expanded to be more thorough.
Essay content is fairly basic and/or thinking and ideas lack some clarity and depth.
Essay content is very basic and thinking and ideas are superficial and lack clarity.