Did you describe the physical details of your neighborhood which include terrain (the land itself), parks, houses, points of interest, and other physical details like how the neighborhood sounds, etc?

1. Did you describe the physical details of your neighborhood which include terrain (the land
itself), parks, houses, points of interest, and other physical details like how the neighborhood
sounds, etc?
2. Did you rely on your own senses as you walked around your neighborhood? Try to make it
come alive for readers try to paint a picture with words remember this, too: you may add
some photos to this section! However, make sure that you rely on words much more than the
photos; your photos should be used to support your words.
Neighborhood: A Personal Experience: CUT AND PASTE THE JOURNAL HERE
1. Talk a bit about your personal experiences in your neighborhood. You can think of this as a
very short memoir. Choose one experience and describe it. Take us there and describe what
you did during the experience. One idea would be to focus on the personality aspect of the
neighborhood. Show us an example of this . . .
History, Demographics, and Goings-on in your Neighborhood: CUT AND PASTE YOUR
JOURNAL HERE
SCORE: 25
FINAL SCORE:
1. Did you tell us the history of your neighborhood how it got its name, when the city/town was
incorporated, etc and did you use reliable sources (see class examples)?
Make sure to cite
your sources!! See the example paper I posted.
2. Did you include demographic information from the census and/or other reliable cites? What
does this demographic information tell us about your neighborhood? What are its strengths?
What might be some areas for improvement (if you recall, my city/neighborhood has higher
than average unemployment and poverty rates, so these are things that could be improved).
3. Did you bring in the information you found from your article? This does not have to be
extensive, but it should give readers some insights into something interesting about your
neighborhood. A couple of paragraphs would do the trick here.
Length: this whole section should be about 3 pages, double-spaced. So, this includes your
walkthrough and personal experiences, the history and demographics, and then something
interesting about your neighborhood based on the article you found.
C. CONCLUSION
15 Points
Did you think about what the information means looking forward for the neighborhood and the
people in it?
Did you describe your thoughts of what the future may hold, what issues the area may face, and
how the past may inform it?
What do you want readers to learn from reading your piece?
Length: one solid paragraph.
D. GRAMMAR, MECHANICS, & MLA
20 Points
Have you re-read your paper, fixed grammatical errors and checked to make sure that your
sentences and content flow AND made any necessary changes?
Did you properly set up your paper in MLA format? (This includes a heading, proper in text
citations, and used a proper header with page numbers)
Total points = 100