|Essay Assignment:||The C Prof|
|Topic:||A world-renowned professor at your college offers a class that all other students say is the most insightful and brilliant on campus. The topic of the class interests you, but the professor is a notoriously hard grader. If given the opportunity, would you take the class or not? Explain your position with reasons and examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.|
According to ETS (Educational Testing Service), a score of six would be something like
In response to this assignment, you have responded appropriately and effectively. Here are some of the strengths in your writing:
- States or implies clearly your thesis or position on this topic
- Organizes and develops ideas logically with clear, insightful connections among them
- Uses particularly well-chosen evidence (reasons, examples, or details) to support your ideas
- Conveys your meaning in an interesting, imaginative, or particularly effective style
- Demonstrates sentence structure and variety that enhances your emphasis
- Displays facility and clarity in choice of language
- Uses grammar and mechanics correctly (virtually free of errors) and demonstrates understanding of correct usage
There are two ways to approach this question.
- I would take the class.
- I would not take the class.
I always love to take the unconventional, almost heretic route to questions because I like to make-believe that I am a liberal person (which I am not, my "smallest political quiz" result was a "centrist"). Anyways, the main point was that I would like to choose "the road less traveled" (no offense to Robert Frost).
More students choose to write that they would take the first option. I think it seems natural. Maybe it is. But to me, it sounds too obvious. Maybe I am a cynic, after all; but that is another topic.
Let me do some brainstorming. Let us assume that I chose I am not taking that class. What would be the logic behind it? Why would I choose not to take the course?
Before I begin, I think I will just run the question on google (with quotation marks) just to be sure of the topic ...
... and I found the ETS website that has all these questions! I also got to the page which has tips on what I should do to get a perfect full score. (Please see above.)