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Powered by iRubric Literary Analysis Essay #2
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Very Good / Strong
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Fair/ Adequate
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Unacceptable / Weak
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MLA format and citations
10 pts
Excellent / Exceptional

uses MLA format correctly and cites all copied passages correctly
Very Good / Strong

uses MLA format correctly except for one error; cites all copied passages correctly
Fair/ Adequate

some parts of MLA format are correct and some are not; copied passages are cited but not correctly
Unacceptable / Weak

fails to use correct MLA format and/or fails to cite copied passages (plagiarism)
Introduction / Thesis
10 pts
Excellent / Exceptional

engages the reader and leads effectively to the thesis which responds to the prompt with a clear POD; names literary piece and author
Very Good / Strong

leads the reader to the thesis which responds to the prompt with a clear POD; names literary piece and author
Fair/ Adequate

leads the reader to the thesis which responds to part of the prompt but lacks clarity and POD; names literary piece and author
Unacceptable / Weak

fails to adequately respond to the prompt / lacks clarity; does not include name of literary piece and author
Claim Sentences
5 pts
Excellent / Exceptional

clearly and effectively "mirrors" the parts of the thesis and provides support for the POD in the thesis
Very Good / Strong

adequately refers to the parts of the thesis and provides support for the POD in the thesis
Fair/ Adequate

refers to parts of the thesis but lacks clarity in following the POD provided in the thesis
Unacceptable / Weak

fails to reflect or support the thesis
Lead in to Data
5 pts
Excellent / Exceptional

provides clear context to the reader to introduce data
Very Good / Strong

provides some context to the reader to introduce data
Fair/ Adequate

give minimal introduction to data
Unacceptable / Weak

fails to introduce data
Data
10 pts
Excellent / Exceptional

uses strong data that provide excellent opportunities for analysis and interpretation to support the claims (and the thesis)
Very Good / Strong

uses data that provide enough opportunity for analysis and interpretation to support the claims (and the thesis)
Fair/ Adequate

uses "thin" data that do not provide much opportunity for analysis and interpretation to support the claims (and the thesis)
Unacceptable / Weak

lacks enough data to support and prove the claims (and the thesis)
Transitions
5 pts
Excellent / Exceptional

strong sense of coherence with use of transitions to move from one body paragraph to the next and to move from one data/warrant to the next
Very Good / Strong

uses transitions to move from one body paragraph to the next and to move from one data/warrant to the next
Fair/ Adequate

uses transitions in some parts of the essay
Unacceptable / Weak

uses no transitions; essay lacks coherence and flow
Warrant
30 pts
Excellent / Exceptional

provides both well developed analysis and interpretation of the passages to explain how they support the claims (and the thesis)
Very Good / Strong

provides both analysis and interpretation of the passages to show how they support claims (and the thesis) but could have developed them further
Fair/ Adequate

provides some interpretation but lacks analysis of the passages in order to support how they tie to claim sentences (and thesis)
Unacceptable / Weak

more plot summary than analysis and interpretation; uses "this data proves" or "obviously" but fails to provide explanation to tie data to claims (and thesis)
Concluding Paragraph
5 pts
Excellent / Exceptional

final paragraph effectively restates the thesis and brings closure to the essay providing a final perspective on the topic
Very Good / Strong

final paragraph re-states thesis and does a good job of bringing closure to the essay (and is not too long)
Fair/ Adequate

final paragraph fails to restate thesis but attempts to conclude the essay
Unacceptable / Weak

there is no concluding paragraph
Conventions of Grammar and Usage
15 pts
Excellent / Exceptional

few if any errors in grammar or usage or punctuation; the writer shows an excellent command of the conventions of academic writing
Very Good / Strong

minimal errors in grammar or usage or spelling; minimal punctuation errors; overall the paper is a fluent and well written academic paper
Fair/ Adequate

some errors in grammar and usage (including contractions) and spelling; some punctuation errors; sentences are sometimes awkward or unclear or word choice is weak
Unacceptable / Weak

too many errors in grammar, usage (including contractions and colloquial word choice), spelling; many punctuation errors; these make the paper awkward, unclear and difficult to read
Verb tense
5 pts
Excellent / Exceptional

uses present tense; avoids "be" verbs and primarily uses active voice
Very Good / Strong

uses present tense; occasionally uses "be" verbs; primarily uses active voice
Fair/ Adequate

occasionally slips into past tense verb forms or mixes tenses incorrectly; uses some "be" verbs and the passive voice rather than active voice
Unacceptable / Weak

fails to write in the present tense or mixes verb tenses incorrectly; uses "be" verbs a lot and the passive voice rather than active voice



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