I will include some sample questions from the essay. Each question is a real essay that you will be asked to write. The exact essay will be assigned to the student, but students can use the rubric to write their own essays.
Answer: Rome was founded in 753 B.C. by Romulus and Remus, who were the sons of the god Mars/William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon in 1564 and died in 1616. The Jewish people arrived in Palestine in the Middle Ages and took over in the 1930s. The pharaohs ruled Egypt for more than 3000 years (Constitutional checks and balances?). In 27 B.C., Septimius Severus, an African, became emperor and decided to use a special Roman coin with reverse images of him -- his long, flowing beard. The first great neurosurgeon, Frederick -- "the Great" -- Batoni, was born in Poland in 1753 and named for the Austrian city.
Answer: Words and phrases like ``money is a bloodless medium,`` ``highly advanced capitalist societies,`` ``nonbinding taboos like teenage virginity,`` and ``free trade`` often appear in newspaper or magazine stories to draw attention to a political position or moral stand. The form in which President Obama is choosing to communicate about his health care proposal is a new approach for him.
Question 3 (Effective but not persuasive essay): Without explicit evidence, how could you or might you reasonably argue that the author's position is supported by details and examples in the essay? d2c66b5586