Final Essay will include Chapters 6-10. The focus is on Zinn’s evidence that gives voice to the “People.”

Writing instructions
Final Essay will include Chapters 6-10. The focus is on Zinn’s evidence that gives voice to the “People.” I want to hear the “Peoples” voice in your answer. Write 5 paragraphs or more In Chapters 6, 7, 8, and 9 Zinn shows the superiority of the American “Establishment” over four American “People”: women, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, and slaves (and former slaves). How does Zinn bring to life the voices of these groups? What are the victories of these groups over the “Establishment?” Analyze their gains and set backs. Use examples from the text. Final Essay Criteria Ratings Pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFinal Rubric Final 5 paragraph Essay 100 points 100 to >25.0 pts Full Marks 25 to >0 pts No Marks 100 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFinal Essay 100 point Criterion Quality Criteria No/Limited Proficiency Some Proficiency Proficiency High Proficiency 1. Thesis/Focus: (a) Originality Thesis is missing Thesis may be obvious or unimaginative Thesis is somewhat original Develops fresh insight that challenges the reader’s thinking; 2. Thesis/Focus: (b) Clarity Reader cannot determine thesis & purpose OR thesis has no relation to the writing task Thesis and purpose are somewhat vague OR only loosely related to the writing task Thesis and purpose are fairly clear and match the writing task Thesis and purpose are clear to the reader; closely match the writing task 3. Organization Unclear organization OR organizational plan is inappropriate to thesis. No transitions Some signs of logical organization. May have abrupt or illogical shifts & ineffective flow of ideas Organization supports thesis and purpose. Transitions are mostly appropriate. Sequence of ideas could be improved Fully & imaginatively supports thesis & purpose. Sequence of ideas is effective. Transitions are effective 4. Support/ Reasoning (a) Ideas (b) Details Offers simplistic, undeveloped, or cryptic support for the ideas. Inappropriate or off-topic generalizations, faulty assumptions, errors of fact Offers somewhat obvious support that may be too broad. Details are too general, not interpreted, irrelevant to thesis, or inappropriately repetitive Offers solid but less original reasoning. Assumptions are not always recognized or made explicit. Contains some appropriate details or examples Substantial, logical, & concrete development of ideas. Assumptions are made explicit. Details are germane, original, and convincingly interpreted 5. Use of sources/ Documentation Neglects important sources. Overuse of quotations or paraphrase to substitute writer’s own ideas. (Possibly uses source material without acknowledgement.) Uses relevant sources but lacks in variety of sources and/or the skillful combination of sources. Quotations & paraphrases may be too long and/or inconsistently referenced Uses sources to support, extend, and inform, but not substitute writer’s own development of idea. Doesn’t overuse quotes, but may not always conform to required style manual Uses sources to support, extend, and inform, but not substitute writer’s own development of idea. Combines material from a variety of sources, incl. pers. observation, scientific data, authoritative testimony. Doesn’t overuse quotes. 0 pts Full Marks 0 pts No Marks 0 pts Total Points: 100