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ESL 501, Spring 2011 Argumentative Essay Rubric, Kola, adapted from Ahmed INTRODUCTION Poor Fair Average Good Very good Opening line grabs attention of audience 1 2 3 4 5 Justifies importance of issue and provides background info 1 2 3 4 5 Thesis (claim) clearly states main idea of essay 1 2 3 4 5 Thesis reflects your stand, is specific, arguable, and focused 1 2 3 4 5 BODY Poor Fair Average Good Very good Provides sufficient relevant reasons for thesis 1 2 3 4 5 Offers appropriate types of evidence and supporting details for each reason from article and your own insight and experience 1 2 3 4 5 Considers opposing viewpoints. Acknowledges, accommodates or convincingly refutes them 1 2 3 4 5 Argument follows logical reasoning and is structurally sound 1 2 3 4 5 CONCLUSION Poor Fair Average Good Very good Restates thesis in different words 1 2 3 4 5 Summarizes effectively without being redundant 1 2 3 4 5 Poses call to action or question or prediction 1 2 3 4 5 Does not introduce new information 1 2 3 4 5 GENERAL CONCERNS Poor Fair Average Good Very good Organization: Logical organization; unified, well-
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Unformatted text preview: developed and equally developed ideas 1 2 3 4 5 Coherence: Information flows smoothly; good transitions 1 2 3 4 5 Considers audience, who they are, what they know, what their concerns are, what you want them to believe/do 1 2 3 4 5 Tone/style – appropriate language and level of formality for the audience 1 2 3 4 5 Conventions: mastered grammatical and lexical aspects of English 1 2 3 4 5 Appropriate academic format: header, title, 12- pt font, double spacing, standard margins 1 2 3 4 5 Carefully considers and reflects peer feedback. Provides thoughtful feedback according to guidelines 1 2 3 4 5 GLOBAL FEEDBACK Poor Fair Average Good Very good Overall Performance Evaluation of the essay based on an overall judgment of how effectively the essay as a whole expresses the basic features in order to address the assignment. 1 2 3 4 5 GRADE: COMMENTS:...
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