Essay Grading Rubric

Essay Grading Rubric - Grade A Ideas/Content Thesis statement includes authors assertion/opinion on topic purpose clearly established and sustained

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Grade Ideas/Content Organization Word Choice Sentence fluency Mechanics A Thesis statement includes author’s assertion/opinion on topic; purpose clearly established and sustained; details effective, specific, relevant; may contain order ot main points; writing is lively, original, insightful, imaginative Clear intro, body, conclusion; writing structured to enhance meaning; smooth, seamless transitions; logical sequencing fits purpose; sophisticated paragraphing Language rich, effective, natural, precise, and vivid; words used to convey images appropriate to audience and purpose; vocabulary varied, specific, and accurate Variation in pacing, sentence structure, and length that adds interest, flow to text; strong control over simple and complex sentence structures Few or no mechanical, grammatical, or usage errors; varied and skillful use of conventions; little or no need for editing B Purpose established and generally maintained; ideas, details usually effective, specific, and relevant, but may be limited in depth; writing sustains audience interest Recognizable introduction, body, and conclusion; effective transitions; sequencing appropriate for purpose; effective, logical paragraphing Language reflects a variety of words that are acceptable, functional, and appropriate to audience and purpose. Sentence structure allows reader to move through topic; more sophisticated sentence patterns attempted; strong control over simple structures, but variable control over more complex structures May have some errors, but they do not interfere with meaning; skillful use of common conventions; moderate need for editing C Purpose inconsistent or vaguely established; ideas thinly developed; details, while provided, may be irrelevant, unfocused or general Undeveloped or ineffective introduction, body, and/or conclusion; transitions mechanical or rarely used; sequencing attempted but coherence weak; placement of details ineffective; some errors in paragraphing Language is ordinary or inappropriate for audience or purpose; words lack interest, precision, or variety; words may be misused, misunderstood, or misinterpreted Over-reliance on simple or repetitive constructions; good control over simple structures with little control over complex structures; awkwardness in structures interfere with meaning Errors do not block meaning, but do distract the reader; some control over basic conventions; significant need for editing D/F Purpose not established; ideas, details very limited; unclear, or difficult to follow; writing is repetitive, disconnected, random; writing is off topic Failure to provide an identifiable introduction, body, or conclusion; transitions ineffective or missing; writing unfocused; significant errors in paragraphing Language is monotonous, repetitious, or inaccurate; words are general, vague, limited in range, or
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2009 for the course ENGL ENGL227 taught by Professor Forgot during the Spring '08 term at DeVry Chicago.

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Essay Grading Rubric - Grade A Ideas/Content Thesis statement includes authors assertion/opinion on topic purpose clearly established and sustained

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