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The Crucible Essay


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Title: The Crucible Essay

The Crucible Essay
  • Some of you did commit treason against
    yourselfyou did the right deed (completing the
    essay), but for the wrong reason obedience to
    authority rather than to do your best for your
    own education.

Some StatisticsGrades
  • 93-100 6 3/59 5
  • 85-92 5 17/59 29
  • 77-84 4 13/59 22
  • 70-76 3 17/59 29
  • 60-69 2 7/59 12
  • Below 60 1 2/59 3 Class Avg. 78
    Required Rewrites 9

Some StatisticsGrades in June if No Improvement
  • 93-100 6 1/59 2
  • 85-92 5 7/59 12
  • 77-84 4 18/59 31
  • 70-76 3 17/59 29
  • 60-69 2 12/59 20
  • Below 60 1 4/59 7 What this
    means for passing the Regents
  • 12 will fail 21 will have to get 24/25 on the
    multiple choice in order to passif there is no
    improvement (based on last Junes test)

Evaluation Criteria
  • Meaning understanding of the quote and
    textproper application of the quote accurate
    details and analysis of the literature
  • Development level of discussion/detail
    providedaccurate specific details focusing on
    the thesisthe quote in this case (but not plot
  • Organization structure and argumentationproper
    thesis, topic sentences, transitions, etc,
  • Language use level of diction, appropriateness
    of languagesentence structure, word choice, no
  • Conventions grammar, spelling, etc.

What Needs to Improve
  • Essay Titles Capitalize properly, make them
  • Crucible Essay
  • Intention and Morality
  • Deed and Reason The Morality of Intention in The
  • Play Title Italicize
  • Introduction Format Follow the instructions
  • Interpeting the Lens Go beyond mere restatement
  • Focus on the Critical Lens Refrain from merely
    narrating the plot of the storyuse only those
    details needed to make your point in each body

What Needs to Improve
  • Topic Sentences Each one should connect the
    critical lens to the specific point of the
    paragraph. Consider
  • John Proctor first signed the confession, but
    then ripped it up.
  • Narrative
  • John Proctor is a good example of the critical
  • Vague
  • When he tears up his confession, Proctor does
    what many would consider to be a good deed but
    for the wrong reason.
  • Provides a good connection between the play and
    the critical lens

What Else Needs to Improve
  • Accurate Details from the Play
  • Hale did not come to Salem to accuse witches
  • Hale was not convinced that Elizabeth was
    innocent when she was arrestedthough he did
    clearly have his doubts
  • Proctor admitted the affair to Elizabeth before
    the start of the play
  • Danforth is not Parris or Hathorne
  • Abby does not accuse Proctor of witchcraft or
  • Giles Corey was not pressed to confess or to
    name names
  • Elizabeth does not convince Proctor to confess
  • Elizabeth does not convince Proctor not to
  • Elizabeth does not want Proctor dead.

Other Issues to ConsiderDiction/Mechanics
  • Quote accuratelyit is right in front of you
  • Spell names properlyProcter, Marry, Paris,
    Abbey, Abigal, Hall
  • Eliminate slangwording such as kids, mess
    up, and even ok are low in diction and should
    not be used in formal writing
  • Capitalize properly and Use apostrophesyou know
    these rules
  • Proofreadconsider defiantly/definitely
  • Conclusionskeep them brief. Restate your main
    idea and provide closuretwo or three sentences.

What We Will Learn in time to come . . .
  • Opening lines that move the essay forward
  • Interpreting the critical lens more effectively
  • Ordering your arguments effectively
  • Writing Topic Sentences that analyze rather than
    merely narrate
  • Blending quotes properly into your text
  • Writing Sophisticated Transitions that unify your
  • Using high level diction to write like
    college-bound young adults rather than hormone
    riddled middle schoolers

  • You must rewrite if your grade was below 70
  • You may rewrite if your grade was 70 or above
  • Make significant changes, not just the easy
    cosmetic ones (Get help!)
  • Upload your new draft to the rewrite link on
  • Due Thursday, Oct. 25 by 525 pm