After conducting your own original research on McCarthyism and the Patriot Act, you will examine the relationship among those events and The Crucible. You should be able to devise a solid thesis which examines how these three things are connected and what connection they play with the world around us.
Introductory paragraph provides a brief (one sentence) explanation/description of The Crucible, McCarthyism, and the Patriot Act.
Introductory paragraph includes a solid thesis that outlines the body paragraphs which examines how these three events are connected and what connection they play with the world around us.
Body paragraphs provide supporting evidence for your determination of the connection between these three events.
Conclusion summarizes major points, re-states the thesis, and asserts the connection between these three events.
Essay is a minimum of three full pages excluding the Works Cited page.
At least five separate sources (The Crucible counts as one) are cited within the essay and are also cited correctly in an MLA formatted Works Cited page.
Sources cited are credible and are not from Wikipedia, Wikianswers, About.com, Yahoo Answers, or eHow.com.
Sources included support the connection made between the three events.
12-point Arial or Times New Roman font
One inch margins
Essay is in MLA format
Works Cited page is included in MLA format
In-text citations are in MLA format
Writing is free of spelling or word use errors.
Writing is free of run-on sentences or sentence fragments.
All punctuation is used appropriately.
All proper nouns and the beginnings of sentences are capitalized appropriately.
All other standard English grammar, punctuation, and spelling rules are followed.
Sentences vary in structure between simple, complex, compound, and complex-compound structures.
Fully developed paragraphs have a minimum of four – five sentences each.