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Kegerreis Paper Grading Rubric HST 2A Organization 1. Effective introductory paragraph (Historical background valid and useful, etc.) 2. Clearly stated and effective thesis in introduction paragraph (A good snapshot of the essay’s central arguments) 3. Effective concluding paragraph (Briefly summarizes, yet creatively condenses conclusions into a fresh perspective) 4. Paragraphs use topic and transition statements to assist in flow of argument Grammar and Writing Style 1. Clear, concise vocabulary 2. Effective word choice 3. Sentences are complete and grammatically correct (no run-on sentences or fragments, make sure that all semi-colons are used properly) 4. Avoid any misspelled words (Do not rely only on spell-check. Read it to yourself a few times) 5. Refrain from using slang, informal writing, 1 st person, or contractions 6. Avoids excessive use of adverbs and passive voice 7. Uses past tense for all historical material Argument 1. Exhausts major textual examples (within reason) for intended purpose of argument (Ex. Do not discuss Sumerian
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