Biography

Hello, Goodbye, I love youAccuracy: Biographer sticks to the facts; portrayal is supported by subject’s own writing; dates, names, and numbers are accurate

Setting and plot: Facts and story line are integrated; connections between the social climate and the individual’s accomplishments; social climate is honestly portrayed; plot revolves around authentic events

Portrayal of the subject: Character well developed;  stereotypes avoided; person is a worthy subject; writer shows strengths and weaknesses; people around the subject developed adequately; their influence is accurately portrayed

Style: Comprehensible and engaging; complex topics explained adequately without oversimplifying

Theme: There is a unifying theme; writer characterizes the subject’s life; writer makes the subject memorable

Illustrations: Enrich the details; help visualize the time and place; portray authentic scenes

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