3 Personal Background Assignment Copy

Instructions

After reading Chapter 7 in Grasping God’s Word, write a 1 to 2-page essay (APA style page format) about how your upbringing and cultural background may influence your interpretation of the Bible (see Assignment 7-1 for topic ideas). What can you do to help prevent these influences from “obscuring the meaning that God has intended for us in the text” (Duvall & Hays, 2012, p. 146)?

Submit essay by Sunday, 11:59 pm (CST).

Assignment Rubric

Use these evaluation criteria to develop your best work:

CriteriaExemplaryProficientMinimalUnacceptableTotal Possible Points
Personal Background
Did the student clearly and concisely write about how their upbringing and cultural background may influence their interpretation of the Bible and what they can do to help prevent these influences from “obscuring the meaning that God has intended for us in the text” (Duvall & Hays, 2012, p. 146)?
80 to >72 pts Clearly and concisely writes about how their upbringing and cultural background may influence their interpretation of the Bible and what they can do to help prevent these influences from “obscuring the meaning that God has intended for us in the text” (Duvall & Hays, 2012, p. 146).
71.9 to >64 pts Writes about how their upbringing and cultural background may influence their interpretation of the Bible and what they can do to help prevent these influences from “obscuring the meaning that God has intended for us in the text” (Duvall & Hays, 2012, p. 146) with minor omissions.

62.9 to >56 pts Writes about how their upbringing and cultural background may influence their interpretation of the Bible and what they can do to help prevent these influences from “obscuring the meaning that God has intended for us in the text” (Duvall & Hays, 2012, p. 146) with major omissions.
55.9 to >0 pts Did not write about how their upbringing and cultural background may influence their interpretation of the Bible and what they can do to help prevent these influences from “obscuring the meaning that God has intended for us in the text” (Duvall & Hays, 2012, p. 146).80
Grammar and formatting


20 to >18 pts Include few grammar and spelling mistakes. The answers are clearly stated and the overall organization was strong.
17.9 to >16 pts All of the elements are there, but the grammar and spelling mistakes begin to become distracting (approximately 3 per page). The answers are well stated, but some parts lack of clarity. The overall organization was good.
15.9 to >14 pts The grammar and spelling mistakes are excessive. The answers show a minimal level of clarity and the overall organization was weak.13.9 to >0 ptsExcessive grammar and spelling errors. The answers are not clarified at all and the organization was significantly weak.20
100