Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation Criteria - THE GRADING STANDARDS THAT WILL BE...

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THE GRADING STANDARDS THAT WILL BE USED TO EVALUATE YOUR OP-ED PIECE The Point:   Does the opinion piece have a point that is clearly expressed? The Point may be a  recommendation for action or it may be to alert readers to a problem. The author should make a  single point well. You, as the reader, should be able to explain the author's message in a sentence  or two. 6-7:   The opinion piece has an original, well-argued point. The piece draws the reader into looking at the  topic in a new way or with new insight. The reader can readily summarize what the author is saying and  why. 4-5:  The opinion piece makes a point that appears original. But the supporting data appear a bit muddled.  Readers are left with questions: Why is did the author take this position? Why take this position rather  than an alternative one? 2-3:  The piece leaves readers confused as to what point the author is trying to make. The reader cannot  readily summarize the author's key point or the data supporting the position seem not to really support it. 1:  The paper lacks an identifiable point. Readers are left confused as to what point the author is making  and why.  Persuasive:  Does the piece persuade the reader? A good piece argues effectively for a 
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