Essay Rewrites: ENG 0900

Students have the opportunity to rewrite the Narrative Illustration (essay 1), Definition (essay 2) or Summary and Response (essay 3) assignments. Essays that were turned in late, display evidence of being incomplete or unfinished, or were plagiarized do not qualify for the rewrite process. When a student turns in a rewrite, I will grade the new paper and give him or her an average of the two scores.

I believe a rewrite option is important because it allows students to “close the loop” by reflecting on what went wrong in their writing process and what it takes to improve their process both now and in the future. When choosing to rewrite an essay, please complete the following process:

Essay Rewrite Process:

  1. Turn in the reworked essay within a week of me handing them back in class.
  2. Visit the Writing Center about your essay, and turn it the “slip of paper” with the rewrite. It’s most helpful to bring the assignment sheet and corrected essay to the Writing Center.
  3. Turn in both the rewritten and “old” essay.

Students who receive an F on any essay have the option to rewrite the paper to have the F completely replaced. As before, this option is not available for essays that were turned in late, display evidence of being incomplete or unfinished, or were plagiarized.

Rewriting and Essay that Received an F: 

  1. See me directly after class or during my next block of scheduled office hours to plan a rewrite timeline. If a face-to-face meeting feels too uncomfortable or is impossible due to scheduling issues, email or message me within 1 day of receiving the grading feedback.
  2. Visit the Writing Center about your essay, and turn it the “slip of paper” with the rewrite. It’s most helpful to bring the assignment sheet and corrected essay to the Writing Center.
  3. Turn in both the rewritten and “old” essay.

 

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