In 2-3 paragraphs, describe thoroughly, clearly, and in detail the pattern of changes easily visible in the apparent position and motion of the Sun in the sky over the course of a year, as observed by ancient astronomers and discussed in our class.
The short answer response will be graded based on its content and thoroughness (60%), the clarity and accuracy of your response (20%), and the use of details , evidence, and examples (20%). For example, if your writing is generally correct, but vague (“Astronomers figured out that the Earth orbits the Sun”), then you may lose points for details and example (When did that happen? Who was involved? What was the evidence?). You should also remember to stay focused and answer the questions; essays that do not directly address the questions given in the prompt–including long essays that wander off topic– will lose points for clarity and accuracy.