Essay Rubric
Criteria

Ratings

Pts
Introduction
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description
10.0 pts
Copiously
meets
criteria
8.5 pts
Meets
criteria
well
7.5 ptss
Meets
basic
criteria
6.0 pts
Meets
most
criteria
5.0 pts
Meets
partial
criteria
0 pts
Does not
meet
criteria
10.0 pts
Conclusion
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description
10.0 pts
Copiously
meets
criteria
8.5 pts
Meets
criteria
well
7.5 pts
Meets
basic
criteria
6.0 pts
Meets
most
criteria
5.0 pts
Meets
partial
criteria
0 pts
Does not
meet
criteria
10.0 pts
Unity
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description
20.0 pts
Copiously
meets
criteria
18.0 pts
Meets
criteria
well
15.0 pts
Meets
basic
criteria
13.0 pts
Meets
most
criteria
10.0 pts
Meets
partial
criteria
0 pts
Does not
meet
criteria
20.0 pts
Coherence
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10.0 pts
Copiously
meets
criteria
8.5 pts
Meets
criteria
well
7.5 pts
Meets
basic
criteria
6.0 pts
Meets
most
criteria
5.0 pts
Meets
partial
criteria
0 pts
Does not
meet
criteria
10.0 pts
Development
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description
30.0 pts
Copiously
meets
criteria
26.0 pts
Meets
criteria
well
23.0 pts
Meets
basic
criteria
19.0 pts
Meets
most
criteria
15.0 pts
Meets
partial
criteria
0 pts
Does not
meet
criteria
30.0 pts
Mechanics
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description
20.0 pts
Copiously
meets
criteria
18.0 pts
Meets
criteria
well
15.0 pts
Meets
basic
criteria
13.0 pts
Meets
most
criteria
10.0 pts
Meets
partial
criteria
0 pts
Does not
meet
criteria
20.0 pts

Total points: 100

 

 

Exhibits:
GRABBER -
* something to arouse reader interest.
* a challenge, background, topic importance, anecdote, setting, 
address reader, shock, amuse, vivid description, quote, 
startling statistic, etc...
THESIS 
* topic of the essay + Author's Point of View A.P.O.V.
* very clear
* unique
* of interest to a reader
Exhibits:
* memorable ending 
* food for thought
* wraps up essay with interesting and unique techniques.
Does Not have:
* repetition of essay points
* retelling of the essay
* rehash of common knowledge

 

Exhibits:
Essay unity: 
* clear unique thesis,
* several MI (Main Idea) that clearly support the thesis
* conclusion
Paragraph unity:
* one MI per paragraph 
* all SS (support sentences) support that one MI 
with concrete development (not more ideas)
* CS (concluding sentence) to wrap up the paragraph

 

Exhibits:
* paragraphs are arranged in a specific order
* this specific order lend itself to Rhetorical method used
* use of transitional word & phrases to establish the order
* order of sentences within a paragraph that mirrors 
order of the MIs in the essay
* pronouns that are used correctly
* verbs used correctly

 

Exhibits:
* rhetorical method(s) well chosen to suite the topic
* plentiful concrete support for the MI in each paragraph
examples (descriptive)
cases (narrative, real life occurrences)
sensory detail (see, hear, smell, touch, taste)
statistics (quantities, numbers)
quotes\paraphrases
figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification

 

Exhibits:
* accurate complete easy to understand sentences
* competence use of English grammar
* stylish engaging language and vocabulary
* appropriate written in 3rd person
For Documented Essays
* meets all documentations requirements
* uses MLA format for all documentation