Essay 500 Word

This is a 500 word paper, written by you, about a weather event/situation that YOU experienced. I don’t want to know about the event (i.e., stats on Hurricane Irma)!  I want the story from your perspective.  However, if stats do support your story, then feel free to cite that information properly, whichever format you chose is fine. However, there should be VERY little need for citing.

The paper must be submitted in one of the following formats:  PDF, DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF.  If you need another format, let me know.

You will be graded on:

  1. readability  (up to 15 points)
  2. having a cover page that has your name, a title, and the word count  (5 points)
  3. proper spelling/grammar (use spell-check!!)   (5 points)
  4. story from your perspective (pass/fail)
  5. meeting the 500 word minimum (pass/fail)


Gordon Rule RubicGordon Rule RubicCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReadability and On-TimeGeneral readability as a story. General paragraph and sentence structure. Also rated based on “on-time” or “late” submission.15 ptsSome issuesEither issues in readability, and/or turned in late.15 to >0.0 ptsWell done!0 ptsNot Done15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCover PageCover Page with your name, story title, and a word count showing greater than 500 words!5 ptsFull Cover PageMeets the requirements4 ptsMissing one requirementFor example, a cover page with name and title, but no word count3 ptsPartially DoneFor example: No cover page, but contains a title and word count.2 ptsMultiple Missesex: no cover page, no word count, but has a title0 ptsNot Done5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSpell CheckSpelling and Grammar.5 ptsFull Marks5 to >2.0 ptsSome mistakes2 to >0.0 ptsMany mistakes0 ptsNot done5 pts
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Joseph Mathenge

Author Since: February 25, 2021