Modern Transcendentalist Persuasive Research Paper Grading Rubric: Category Description Points/Comments Thesis Statement (10) Thesis statement clearly describes the argument of the paper and introduces purpose for writing. Thesis statement comes at the end of the introductory paragraph. 1 2 3 4 5 Ideas THIS INCLUDES EVIDENCE/ QUOTES! (25) The paper is clear and focused on the argument. The topic is narrow and manageable Relevant, telling, quality details give important information that goes beyond obvious. Ideas are fresh and original The author has picked out significant points of evidence from the research and analyzed that evidence to support the argument. 1 2 3 4 5 Organization (15) Inviting introduction draws the reader in; conclusion leaves reader with a sense of conclusion. Thoughtful transitions show connections between ideas Sequence of points is logical and effective. Writer slows down to elaborate important points. Paragraphs are broken at appropriate places to enhance the argument.
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course WRT 2009 taught by Professor Cullen during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State University.