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ASSIGNMENT 08

EN120 English Composition I

Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Your response should be a maximum of two (2) double-spaced pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.

For Questions 1-5, select the appropriate words for the sentence. (7 points each)

1. Although the Smiths had (already, all ready) eaten dinner, they (aloud, allowed) Johnnie to prepare his plate at the stove and join them at the table.

2. Sarah (choose, chose) to go on the field trip to Atlanta and was nearly (busting, bursting) with energy as she boarded the bus.

3. I believe the paper napkins will (affect, effect) the color scheme you selected for the wedding (regardless, irregardless) of what Ms. Compton says.

4. We shall (precede, proceed) with the bake sale, and all (proceeds, proceed) will go to the Children’s Mission.

5. “(Can, May) I attend the party with Bert?” I asked Dad. “I (no, know) he’s not (your, you’re) favorite person.”

For questions, 6-10, select the correct word for each of the following sentences. (7 points each)

6. People can often work (to, two, too) much, which leads to burnout.

7. (Your, You’re) understanding of this novel is so (thorough, through, though).

8. He (sat, set) the plant on the windowsill so that it could take advantage of the pretty (weather, whether).

9. Blake didn’t (no, know) if he (passed, past) his exam.

10. You must (accept, except) the fact that his (been, being) here (effects, affects) you greatly.

11. In a paragraph, define “plagiarism” (10 points), and discuss two (2) ways to avoid plagiarism in your writing (10 points each). (Possible total of 30 points for #11)

Grading Rubric

Please refer to the rubric below for the grading criteria for this assignment.

EN120 English Composition I: Assignment 08

CATEGORYExemplaryProficientSatisfactoryUnsatisfactoryUnacceptable

35 points28 points21 points14 points7 points

Correct answers were

provided for each of

the 5 questions.

Correct answers were

provided for 4

questions.

Correct answers

were provided for 3

questions.

Correct answers

were provided for 2

questions.

Correct answers

were provided for 1

question.

35 points28 points21 points14 points7 points

Correct answers were

provided for each of

the 5 questions.

Correct answers were

provided for 4

questions.

Correct answers

were provided for 3

questions.

Correct answers

were provided for 2

questions.

Correct answers

were provided for 1

question.

5 points4 points3 points2 points1 point

The response is clearly

written and well-

organized.

The response is mostly

clearly written and

well-organized.

The response is

partially clearly

written and well-

organized.

The response is

partially clearly

written and

partially well-

organized.

The response is not

clearly written and

not well-organized.

5 points4 points3 points2 points1 point

The response is clearly

written and well-

organized.

The response is mostly

clearly written and

well-organized.

The response is

partially clearly

written and well-

organized.

The response is

partially clearly

written and

partially well-

organized.

The response is not

clearly written and

not well-organized.

5 points4 points3 points2 points1 point

The response is clearly

written and well-

organized.

The response is mostly

clearly written and

well-organized.

The response is

partially clearly

written and well-

organized.

The response is

partially clearly

written and

partially well-

organized.

The response is not

clearly written and

not well-organized.

15 points12 points8 points5 points0 points

Student makes no

grammatical or

spelling errors.

Student makes 1

grammatical or

spelling error.

Student makes 2

grammatical or

spelling errors.

Student makes 2-3

grammatical or

spelling errors.

Student makes

more than 3

grammatical or

spelling errors.

Avoiding

Plagiarism 1 (5

points)

Avoiding

Plagiarism 2 (5

points)

Grammar and

Mechanics (15

points)

Questions 1-5

(35 points)

Define

Plagiarism (5

points)

Questions 6-10

(35 points)