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Unformatted text preview: Essay Grading Standards Organization Development Language A Grade: Excellent control • Thesis is clearly stated and answers the question appropriately. • Body paragraphs support the thesis and the paragraphs carry out the writer's intended idea. The body paragraphs work together to build a logical argument. • Transitions and other coherence devices linkparagraphs and ideas within paragraphs. • The introduction engages the reader's interest and gives necessary back ground information to the reader. • The conclusion goes beyond simple summary and allows the writer to effectively conclude the paper. • Each body paragraph is focused on one topic. • Body paragraphs carry out the thesis through logical, thoughtful analysis which answers the essay question. • The writer supports general statements with concrete evidence. • Ideas in each paragraph flowcoherently, • The introduction and conclusion are adequately developed. • The writer uses fluent language. • The writer chooses words effectively. • The writer shows good control of verb tense, verb form, passive voice, word form, and sentence structure. • Less serious errors may occur but are not disruptive....
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course ANTH 25 at San Jose State.