(There is no story to read for next class. You can ignore the story that is listed as a reading for next class on the schedule)

  • Read the following document carefully: Short Story Review Instructions.
  • Respond to the following questions.
  • In order to earn a plus, your assessment must be at least two pages, double-spaced. You don’t have to spend equal amount of time on each question.
  • I’ve posted my own response to these questions as a reply below. Check it out!
  1. Is anything unclear to you from the instructions? Write any questions that you have. Cite any parts of the instructions that are unclear. (I’m going to be going over the instructions for the rough draft next time, so maybe save your questions on that).
  2. How do you feel about this assignment? Are you excited, terrified, nervous, confident, etc.? Why do you think you feel this way?
  3. What are some aspects of previous English essays that teachers have praised you for?
  4. What are some aspects of previous English essays that teachers have said you need improvement on?
  5. What are your goals for this assignment? (besides getting a good grade). You can look at the grading criteria on the instructions and discuss any one of these aspects you’d like to especially focus on for this assignment. Or if you have your own ideas that don’t fit into these grading criteria, feel free to elaborate on those.
  6. What grade do you anticipate that you will get on the final draft of your short story review? Don’t include this answer in your response. Write down a number grade that you think you’ll get. Write it somewhere private. Hang onto it, either in your own personal journal, a note-taking app, a post it note in your drawer, etc. Do not share this grade with your teacher.
  • Your Self-Assessment must be printed out and handed in (except for #6) at the beginning of class on September 21.
  • Please double space it and format it according to MLA format. Here’s a sample of how it should look: Sample Essay
  • Please use 12-point font.