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iRubric: Persuasive Essay Formative Assessment rubric

iRubric: Persuasive Essay Formative Assessment rubric

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Rubric Code: D474BA
Topic: The use of a personal electronic device in classroom
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Keywords: Persuasive Essay Classroom Topic
Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

Powered by iRubric Formative Persuasive Essay
Persuasive Essay to be used as Formative Assessment
  Excellent
12 pts Consistently concise and logical ideas used
Satisfactory
8 pts Clear and concise logic is used
Emerging
4 pts Logic is used, but not concise
Needs More Work
1 pts Logical ideas are scattered or missing completely
Organizational Structure
The essay has a thesis and arguments are sustained and logical.
Excellent

Introduction clearly states the essay's thesis.
Each persuasive point is supported thoroughly.
Follows a consistant, logical order.
The conclusion strengthens the essay.
Satisfactory

Introduction includes a vague thesis.
Persuasive points present, but lacking specific support.
The order is logical. Conclusion present.
Emerging

Introduction does not include an arguable thesis.
Persuasive points are somewhat supported.
Does not have a logical order.
Conclusion lacking.
Needs More Work

No thesis stated in introduction.
Persuasive points are missing.
Disorganized.
Conclusion, if present at all, does not help the essay.
Logic and Emotional Appeal
The rhetoric used in the essay has a logical or emotional appeal for the reader.
Excellent

Enthusiasm for the topic is apparent. The details capture the reader's interest through logical explanations or emotional appeal.

Outstanding voice.
Satisfactory

The topic is interesting to the reader.
Details are predictable.
Obvious logic and emotional appeal present.

Good voice.
Emerging

The reader is left with unanswered questions.
There are gaps in the logic. Writer is not closely connected to the topic.

Weak voice.
Needs More Work

Essay is flat.
Logic behind argument is missing.
Personal connection to topic is not present.

No voice.
Precise and Relevant Evidence
The essay includes facts, expert opinions and quotations, or common beliefs or logic.
Excellent

Precise facts, expert opinions and quotations effectively used as evidence.
Common beliefs or logic strengthen the argument.
Satisfactory

Facts, expert opinions and quotations used as evidence to some degree of accuracy.
Common beliefs or logic are included to support argument.
Emerging

Facts, expert opinions and quotations are random and not credible evidence. Common beliefs or logic seem one-sided or too personal, weakening the effect.
Needs More Work

Few or no facts, expert opinions and quotations are used.
Common beliefs or logic are missing.
Addresses Opposing Ideas
The essay includes opposing concerns, counter-claims or biases.
Excellent

Complete examination of opposing concerns, counter-claims and/or biases.
Pros and cons are obviously considered by writer.
Satisfactory

Opposing concerns, counter-claims or biases are included.
Pros and cons are considered.
Emerging

Few examples of opposing concerns, counter-claims or biases.
Lacks any consideration of pros and cons.
Needs More Work

Opposing concerns, counter-claims or biases are not included in essay.
Manuscript Requirements
Essay's appearance reflects high-level writing skills and APA documentation used correctly.
Excellent

Title entices reader.
Pagination used.
Margins and spacing used effectively.
Correct APA documentation used in-text throughout essay and Reference List.
Satisfactory

Title included.
Pagination used.
Normal margins and spacing used.
Correct APA documentation in- text and in Reference List.
Emerging

Title included.
Pagination used.
Normal margins and spacing used.
Incorrect or missing APA documentation in-text or in the Reference List.
Needs More Work

Any or all of the following are missing:
Title
Pagination
APA documentation



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