ESSAY RUBRIC

Name: ____________

Date: ____________

 

 

Period: ____________

Ms. Mulholland Rm:313 ____________

 

 

Criteria

Value

 

 

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Content

Lacks a central theme.

Writer's purpose is hard to understand.

Presents a clear central idea that relates to the topic

Presents a clear central idea that relates to the topic and is keenly observed.

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Organization

Lacks clear organizational planning; confuses reader.

Writer's organizational plan is difficult to follow.

Presents a consistent sense of order with only occasional lose of momentum.

Presents a clear sense of order.

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Development

Lack of development or repetitious tone to work.

Lack of evidence is given to support details.

Some details/evidence is given.

Well-developed with many specific details.

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Use of Language

Limited vocabulary usage.

Ordinary vocabulary usage.

Accurate/Above average word choice.

Use of sophisticated vocabulary.

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Neatness/Grammar

Has six or more punctuation, capitalization, and spelling errors.

Has three to five punctuation, capitalization, and spelling errors.

Has one or two punctuation, capitalization, and spelling errors.

Has no errors in punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.

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