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Writing Rubric: this will be the rubric used to evaluate all student writing throughout the course.  Individual rubrics will be provided for summative assessments only.  A copy of this rubric was given to each student at the beginning of the year and posted in the classroom.

A: DEVELOPMENT

How thoroughly supported is the claim or narrative?

•  Does the author elaborate fully on major points or events?

B: COHESION & ORGANIZATION

•  How well organized is the task?

• How coherent is the structure?

 

C: LANGUAGE & STYLE

•  How effective is the use of language and style?

 

 

 

D: CONVENTIONS

• How appropriate to the task is the choice of grammar, syntax, vocabulary, etc.?

 

 

Most common issues

A

¨ 1. Claim or purpose not clearly established.

¨ 2. Connections between evidence and claim are not well established (argumentative only).

¨ 3. Conflict, characters, or setting not well established (narrative only).

¨ 4. More evidence, examples, data, definitions, reasoning, detail, description, or elaboration needed.

¨ 5. Opposition not addressed or refutation needs strengthening (argument only).

B

¨ 1. Quotes (or evidence) are overused, underdeveloped, or too lengthy.

¨ 2. Introduction or conclusion do not follow proper formats; conclusion is too repetitive or not impressionable.

¨ 3. More transitions needed between sentences within a paragraph or between paragraphs.

C

 

¨ 1. Tone of task in inappropriate or informal

¨ 2. More figurative language, sensory image, and/or concrete/specific details are needed.

D

¨ 1. Citations are incorrectly formatted within the paper or in the works cited page.

¨ 2. Works Cited is insufficient or missing. 

¨ 3. Inaccuracy in vocabulary, sentence structure, word choice, phrase/expression, tenses, grammar, or other issue(s) hinder communication of some ideas. Careless errors may be apparent.

¨ 4. First (I, we, our, us) or second (your, you) person pronouns are used.


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