O Brother, Where Art Thou vs. the Odyssey

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Essay Time!!

In a 5-paragraph essay, describe the similarities between The Odyssey by Homer and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

You will use www.turnitin.com to submit these and to do your peer edits.

Your essay should follow the following format:
Paragraph 1 – Introduction
Paragraphs 2 – 4 - Body Paragraphs
Paragraph 5 – Conclusion

12 point font
Double-spaced

It should be at least 500 words. It will be graded using the rubric on the back of this page.

You must stick to the following due dates:
March 23rd – First draft due
March 24 – Peer editing due
March 26th – Final draft due

If you do not have a turnitin account, you need to sign up for one at www.turnitin.com. The registration information you may need is on your Edmodo page.

AISE|
English Department Writing Rubric|
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Date Submitted: ____________| Title of Work: ___________________|
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Ideas| The paper has no clear sense of purpose or central theme. To extract meaning from the text, the reader must make inferences based on sketchy or missing details. | The writer is beginning to define the topic, even though development is still basic or general. Support is attempted but doesn’t go far enough. Ideas may not be detailed or accurate. | This paper is clear and focused. It holds the reader’s attention. Relevant details enrich the central theme. The topic is narrow and manageable. Details support the main ideas. | ______| Organization| The writing lacks a clear sense of direction. Ideas, details, or events seem strung together in a loose or random fashion; there is no identifiable internal structure. | The organizational structure is strong enough to move the reader through the text without too much confusion. The paper has a recognizable introduction and conclusion. Transitions are used but not effectively. | The organization enhances and...
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