ESSAY#1 INSTRUCTIONS General instructions:
--The paper should be double-spaced, 1000 words long or longer (but not too much longer; quality, not quantity!).
--Follow the Blackboard internal “Dropbox” instructions for how to submit your paper within Blackboard (which then gets shuttled automatically to Turnitin; you don’t need to register in Turnitin per se).
--Remember to verify that your paper has been correctly submitted. Excuses days later about problems will not be accepted. If you have a problem, you must notify me before the due date.
--Once the entire batch of essays are assessed, you will be able to go back into your paper-- within the system—and see your score and feedback in bubble-comments.
--You may draw upon information/perspectives gleaned from the "Prof" lectures and associated links, but the main ideas and particular approach should be yours.
. Turnitin flags down papers that may have
plagiarized phrasing or sections.
--Use whatever citation method for the primary text(s) that you have been taught in your Composition classes here at FIU or elsewhere. Or the one that you use in your own discipline/major. Be consistent in the method. For this first essay, there should be typically no other citations than for the primary text or author him/herself.
web sample papers, SparkNotes, etc. to get ideas or for phrasing. Do NOT do secondary
research via the internet or elsewhere
Do NOT use
--Refer to the Checklist at the end of this file; you are expected to take care, to the best of your ability, to meet the criteria established on the Checklist. Note the grading scale.
--Do not provide a cover page; put your name/classname/date turned in/option#/your title at the top of the first page.
--Be prepared, should it be requested, to supply a draft stage of the essay (if you're wondering; this helps discourage plagiarism!). This means you must remember to
￼permanently save a draft at some point as you are composing.