paper one autobiography

Paper One Assignment – Personal Autobiography

In a two page essay, discuss an accomplishment or event that sparked your personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

Formatting guidelines for this essay:

  • Double-space
  • Indent first line of each new paragraph
  • 1-inch margins on all sides
  • Simple, readable font (10-12 point)
  • Include your NAME and PAGE NUMBER in a FOOTER on each page
  • Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF (.pdf)

Please do not:

  • Include a title page.
  • Waste space on the first page with unnecessary details, such as course name & number, date, professors name, etc. Your name in a footer is sufficient.
  • Submit your paper as a google document or email attachment. If you use google documents to write your paper, be sure to save your file as a word document or a pdf for submission on Blackboard.

An electronic copy of this assignment is due on CANVAS by 11:59 PM, Sunday, February 23, 2020.

Rubric

Paper One

Paper One

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFocus

2.5 pts

Excellent

Author has written an essay that reflects the topic and has stayed on track throughout the paper.

2.0 pts

Proficient

Author has written an essay that reflects the topic and has mostly remained on track throughout this paper

1.75 pts

Adequate

Author has written an essay that somewhat reflects the topic, but sometimes loses focus.

1.5 pts

Needs Improvement

Author has written a paper that lacks coherence and/or does not reflect the assignment topic.

1.25 pts

Unsatisfactory

Author has written a paper that is incoherent and/or does not address the topic.

2.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization

2.5 pts

Excellent

The sequence of events is well organized. The writer has obviously planned her/his paper and provided seamless transitions from one topic to the next.

2.0 pts

Proficient

The sequence of events is somewhat organized. The paper reflects planning but has a few awkward transitions.

1.75 pts

Adequate

The sequence of events is not necessarily well ordered in this paper, and transitions need work.

1.5 pts

Needs Improvement

The sequence of events is unorganized. There is limited evidence of planning. Transitions are unclear.

1.25 pts

Unsatisfactory

Ideas and events are disorganized in this paper.

2.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting

2.5 pts

Excellent

No significant writing errors.

2.0 pts

Proficient

Few (1-3) significant writing errors.

1.75 pts

Adequate

Several (4-5) significant writing errors.

1.5 pts

Needs Improvement

Numerous (more than 5) significant writing errors make comprehension difficult for the reader.

1.25 pts

Unsatisfactory

Writing errors render this paper incomprehensible to the reader.

2.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeElaboration & Support

2.5 pts

Excellent

This essay provides adequate support and elaboration. The reader feels as though s/he knows the person, even if they have never met.

2.0 pts

Proficient

This autobiography provides some support and elaboration. The reader feels some familiarity with the writer.

1.75 pts

Adequate

This autobiography provides limited support and elaboration. The reader feels limited familiarity with the writer.

1.5 pts

Needs Improvement

This paper provides little support or elaboration. The reader still feels unfamiliar with the writer.

1.25 pts

Unsatisfactory

This paper provides no support of elaboration. The reader feels confused or alienated by the writer.

2.5 pts

Total Points: 10.0

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