5 Authorial Intent Essay Copy

Instructions

Write a 1 to 2-page essay (APA style page format).

After reading Chapter 10 in your textbook, explain the difference between “authorial intent” and “reader response” as they apply to interpret the Bible.  Is one better than the other? Is one easier to use? Is one dangerous? Be sure to explain and defend your answers.

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

Assignment Rubric

Use these evaluation criteria to develop your best work:

CriteriaExemplaryProficientMinimalUnacceptableTotal Possible Points
“Authorial intent” and “Reader response”80 to >72 pts Clearly and concisely explains the difference between “authorial intent” and “reader response” as they apply to interpret the Bible.71.9 to >64 pts Explains the difference between “authorial intent” and “reader response” as they apply to interpret the Bible with minor omissions.
62.9 to >56 pts Explains the difference between “authorial intent” and “reader response” as they apply to interpret the Bible with major omissions.
55.9 to >0 pts Did not explain the difference between “authorial intent” and “reader response” as they apply to interpret the Bible.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 pts Excessive grammar and spelling errors. The answers are not clarified at all and the organization was significantly weak.20
100