Writing Assignment: Journal—Manor Life As in all writing assignments, you will be assessed in accordance with the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing rubric. For this particular assignment, a special emphasis will be placed upon two traits: Ideas and Content and Organization. For the other traits (voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, presentation), refer to your course writing rubric.
Ideas and Content
In addition to the descriptions in the 6 +1 Traits of Writing rubric, use the following specific guidelines:
The journals clearly focus on the daily life of a person who lived in the early Middle Ages. The overlying themes of daily life, duties, and obligations are clearly discussed. Comparison statements are included in the paper that addresses the trials and tribulations of this time period.
Research-based evidence provides clear and convincing support for describing everyday life in the early Middle Ages.
Research includes different sources, as specified in the assignment instructions.
Sources consulted are reputable and have solid information to support this assignment.
The journals have sufficient length to complete its purpose and the requirements of the assignment (1000 words for all five).
The journals cover the general routine of a person who lived in the early Middle Ages, but does not include specific information about specific themes the directions require you to discuss.
Research-based evidence is related to the topic, but it does not always clearly support the topic. There may be gaps in the information provided as support for this assignment.
Research includes some sources, as specified in the assignment instructions.
Sources consulted tend to not offer a good overview of the factors required to explain life in the Middle Ages.
The paper may not have sufficient length to complete its purpose or to meet the assignment requirements (750-999 words).
The journals do not address any of the requirements for this assignment. There is no central focus for the assignment.
Research-based evidence is not related to the topic. Evidence is insufficient in amount to fully support the thesis.
Research includes little to no sources, as specified in the assignment instructions, or research based facts do not have a clear purpose in support, or there is not sufficient research to justify a conclusion, or facts are inaccurate.
Sources consulted do not lend favor to the early Middle Ages and daily life in thie time period.
The paper does not have sufficient length to meet its purpose or satisfy the assignment requirements (500-749 words).