DIRECTIONS FOR ESSAY ON CHARACTER TRAITS
# NAME P_____ DATE Essay on Character Traits
Go on line and select a quote about character traits or moral character.
Place this at the top of your essay.
Within your introduction paragraph, you should discuss the following:
What are character traits or moral character? Why are they important?
You may then list the 4 character traits that you will be discussing in your essay. You can explain if they are negative/positive or anything you would like to add.
Within your conclusion paragraph you should discuss the following:
After researching these topics, what are your final thoughts about each topic? What advice can you provide the reader? Why are you providing this advice?
Re-read your quote about character traits analyzing it, discuss how it relates to character traits.
Be sure to use transition sentences between paragraphs 2-4.
For example, after your paragraph about cheating, you may say: Another activity that can tarnish good character is gossip. This leads you into the next topic.
Below is the essay rubric:
Indicators ____/20 pts
4 squares ____/30 5 pts ea
Quote ____/10 pts
Linked ____ 20 pts You linked the quote to the topic character traits.