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Essay Grading Rubric

Essay #

: __________________________________

Student: ___________________________

A CRITERIA EXCELLENT Writing is clear, convincing, and interesting; each assignment requirement is thoroughly explored in depth in a compelling manner, showing excellent insight into complex social issues. Establishes an engaging context that demonstrates the social significance of the essays topic (Big Idea). Highlights the differing opinions in prior academic statements on the topic and enters this ongoing discussion by formulating a clearly defined thesis/claim. Essay is rich in detail and effort, demonstrating excellent insight and critical thinking skills. Argument is convincingly supported with compelling textual or visual evidence that is appropriate for academic essays. MLA citation format is consistently followed. Paragraphs are controlled by a strong focus that supports the thesis/claim; excellent, effective development using well-chosen transitions that highlight logical progression of ideas. Conclusion moves beyond mere restatement of the introduction, arguing the social benefits of the thesis. Sentences are effectively written demonstrating stylistic fluency through use of sophisticated academic vocabulary, and varied sentence structures and punctuation patterns.

B GOOD

C ACCEPTABLE

D WEAK Elements of the essay do not respond to the assignment topic appropriately and treat the issues in a simplistic manner. Introduction is too brief and sketchy; social importance of the topic is not established; thesis is unclear or weakly stated.

F NC

OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS

Good but not Excellent

Acceptable but some weak areas

INTRODUCTION

Good but not Excellent

Acceptable but some weak areas

EVIDENCE & SUPPORT

Good but not Excellent

Acceptable but some weak areas

Argument is underdeveloped & inadequately supported.

ORGANIZATION & STRUCTURE

Good but not Excellent

Acceptable but some weak areas

Paragraphs are unfocused and show little relevance or logical development of ideas Sentences and grammatical errors are so disruptive that they impede the understanding of the essays meaning.

STYLE, GRAMMAR, MECHANICS

Good but not Excellent

Acceptable but some weak areas

GRADE______________________