“The Rich Boy” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Length: 2+ complete pages not including the works cited page
Format: MLA style
For this assignment, you will write a reader-response criticism to “The Rich Boy” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Please review the description and example of a reader-response criticism as provided at this link. Suggestions for each unit will be provided during the lecture videos, but the assignment is open to a wider interpretation.
Grading Criteria Content:
Stays on topic and develops a clear thesis and supporting main points. Includes both textual evidence and outside support.
Ideas are in a logical order that is easy to follow. Clear organizational structure that includes an introduction, body, and conclusion. Introduction clearly states thesis and main points; body paragraphs build off those ideas; conclusion wraps up the essay and expands on why the topic matters. Incorporates quotes into the surrounding text by using signal phrases and analysis. Properly uses transitions as needed to help with essay flow.
Includes proper MLA8 header, title, and page numbers. In-text citations and works cited page follow MLA standards for citations based on type of text. All items listed on the works cited page are also cited earlier in the essay. Margins are set to 1” and type is 12-point font, double-spaced, throughout. No extra spaces.
Outside sources are not required, but if outside sources are used, they should be credible and scholarly. All information is accurate. Grammar and Usage: Follows proper rules of grammar and usage, in
Murphy, Patrick D. Papers on Language & Literature, vol. 22, no. 4, Fall 1986, p. 406. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,shib&db=fth&AN=7728411&site=eds-live&scope=site.