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Name: __________________________________________________Rubric for Assessment of the Definition EssayEnglish 110/120 College Writing I/Mrs. ChapdelaineCriteriafor EssayA(5 pts).tsB (4 pts).C (3 pts.)D (2 pts.)F (1 pt.)ScoreIntroduction/ThesisStatement15 %Very well-developedintroduction with aclear thesis statementthat introduces thetopic/subject andmakes a central pointabout it. It engagesthe reader andcreates interest.Contains accurateand completeinformation regardingthe topic to bedescribed.Introduction containsa thesis statement.The thesis createsinterest and is fairlywell developed, butwhile it containsaccurate andcomplete informationregarding thetopic/subject beingdescribed, it is notvery engaging.Introduction containsa thesis statement,but it either does notgive accurate andcomplete informationabout thetopic/subject, or itlacks detail andcreativity.Thesis is misleading,hard to find, or doesnot present acompelling argumentfor the description.The introduction doesnot contain a thesisstatement. It does notintroduce the centraltheme of the essay.Scores.15 X ___ =Body Paragraphs20 %Each body paragraphcontains a clear topicsentence that focuseseach paragrapharound one point.
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