Paper Rubrik - Structure Outstanding(A paper Thesis is clear and easy to find offers an arguable statement and lends itself to logical

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Outstanding (A paper) Good (B papers) Fair (C papers) Unacceptable (D paper) Structure Thesis is clear and easy to find, offers an arguable statement, and lends itself to logical argumentation Thesis is supported by the rest of the paper, and essay contains a “roadmap” leading reader to anticipate where the paper will go. Paragraphs include clear topic sentences that help the reader follow the flow of the argument. Arguments are set out logically, stay on topic (that is, body paragraphs all lend support to the thesis) Conclusion is excellent. It restates argument proposed by thesis, and/or links argument to a larger significance. Reader is left with an urge to reflect further on essay’s statement. Thesis is clear and appropriate, but lacks sophistication of an outstanding essay. Thesis is fairly well supported by the main body of the essay, with at least a basic “roadmap” explaining structure of essay. Topic sentences are generally offered and paragraphs mostly relate to main argument. Argument is organized
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course HIST 100 taught by Professor Millskelley during the Fall '08 term at George Mason.

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Paper Rubrik - Structure Outstanding(A paper Thesis is clear and easy to find offers an arguable statement and lends itself to logical

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