Essay #2 Prompt: The Importance of Literacy and Survival
5 pages (not include a Works Cited page), MLA Format
As readers, we encounter stories and different types of evidence all the time.
We use stories, evidence, observations, and what we read to make sense of the world.
Make an argument about evidence using two of the following:
Use Vincent Ruggerio’s “What is Evidence?” to explain and interpret
Cali Linfor’s “Joyous Survival: The Literacy of the Hillside Strangler and Anything Extra We Know”
Hellen Keller Signing Water from Chapter V of The Story of My Life by Hellen Keller.
Is literacy important for survival? How so? Use specific instances from the texts above.
In what ways does literacy help a person make sense of the world?
Are there instances when literacy involves making implications (making logical conclusions).
In other words, are there instances when literacy more than what is on the page itself?
You will be graded using a rubric based on the ideas below:
Introduction: Summary or Introductions of the Texts You Use (10%)
Conclusion: How do the ideas apply to other readers? Are your ideas indispensible? (10%)
Thesis Statement for Your Position + Quality Topic Sentences (15%)
Key Quotes, Paraphrases or Summaries + Proper Citation (15%)
Quality Explanations That Support Thesis (20%)
Well Organized/Global Grammar (10%)
Well Edited for Sentence Level Grammar (10%)
Follows MLA Format (10%)