Students are assigned to write an expository writing paper detailing a Chemist that won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Chemistry was the most important science for Alfred Nobel’s own work. The development of his inventions as well as the industrial processes Text Box: Figure 1 Nobel Prize MetalNobel prize.jpghe employed was based upon chemical knowledge. Chemistry was the second prize area that Nobel mentioned in his will.  The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded 106 times to 169 Nobel Laureates between 1901 and 2014.  Fredrick Sanger is the only Nobel Laureate who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry twice, in 1958 and 1980.  This means that a total of 168 individuals have received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. 
The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories by Swedish and Norwegian committees in recognition of cultural and/or scientific advances. The will of the Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel established the prizes in 1895. The prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace were first awarded in 1901.  The related Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was created in 1968. Between 1901 and 2012, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 555 times to 856 people and Text Box: Figure 2 Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish Chemist.Alfred_Nobel_1_600_373_70_c1_center_center_0_0_1.jpgorganizations. With some receiving the Nobel Prize more than once, this makes a total of 835 individuals (791 men and 44 women) and 21 organizations.
The Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway, while the other prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden. The Nobel Prize is widely regarded as the most prestigious award available in the fields of literature, medicine, physics, chemistry, peace, and economics.
The various prizes are awarded yearly. Each recipient, or laureate, receives a gold medal, a diploma and a sum of money, which is decided by the Nobel Foundation. As of 2012, each prize was worth 8 million SEK (c. US$1.2 million, €0.93 million). The prize is not awarded posthumously; however, if a person is awarded a prize and dies before receiving it, the prize may still be presented.  Though the average number of laureates per prize increased substantially during the 20th century, a prize may not be shared among more than three people.
Expository writing is explanatory.  You select information from oral, written, or electronic text and organize it to show that you understand a concept. Expository writing is the type of writing you create for term papers, essays, or letters. 
Thinking About the Writing Prompt
Taking time to think about the prompt and to plan your writing will improve the quality of your final essay. Planning can help you compose a more organized, polished response. Use this guide to plan your composition.
1. Read the prompt carefully and restate it in your own words. Think specifically about what the prompt is asking you to do (for example, make an argument, tell a story, or explain a process).________________________________________________________________________________________________

2. After you have thought about the prompt and it is clear what you’re being asked to do, write one or two sentences describing your initial reaction to the prompt. This may be the basis for your thesis statement, or the main idea of your essay. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. Read the reminder list (questions to ask about the prompt) that follows the prompt. (If you are still unclear about the prompt, the list may help you better understand it.) Think about those items that you have particular trouble with and write them down. Explain how to avoid those mistakes in your writing. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

4. Brainstorm ideas, details, or information to support your response to the prompt. You may use a brainstorming technique such as freewriting, making a list, or creating a web.  Record anything that comes to mind.  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

5. Review the things you wrote as you brainstormed. What ideas support your thesis statement?
What details add information to those supporting ideas? Underline or highlight the ideas and details you plan to use in your composition. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
6. There are many ways to organize your ideas. You may wish to use a visual representation such as a web, an outline, or a chart. The graphic organizers that follow are some examples of ways to structure your ideas. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Concluding Paragraph/Restatement of Thesis:

Main Idea  (50 points)
□ The subject matter I chose is appropriate for the prompt and contains work cited references at the bottom of the page.
Supporting Details  (50 points)
□ The details I include are clearly related to the subject matter. Picture of student associated with the topic.  Use the insert caption icon to describe the picture.  Do not place a picture in the article without a description.
□ I include enough details to support my main idea. Picture of topic.  Use to alter the picture 30%.

Organization (50 points)
□ My composition has a strong beginning, a well-developed middle, and an effective ending.
□ My essay follows a clear, logical progression.
Coherence  ( 50 points)
□ I establish relationships between ideas in my composition.
□ I use transitional words and phrases, parallel structure, and other techniques to connect sentences and paragraphs.
□ I use effective sentence structure and word choice. Write in complete sentences.
• Write coherent and well-developed paragraphs.
• Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. Punctuation includes questions, exclamation marks, and commas to deliver an exciting writing piece.