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iRubric: Instructor Review: Cause Effect Essay rubric

iRubric: Instructor Review: Cause Effect Essay rubric

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Instructor Review: Cause Effect Essay built by helsmith

Rubric Code: CA6W9W
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Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12, Undergraduate

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MLA Format & Length
Good

The writer followed all MLA Format requirements and the length of the essay is at least 500 words (2 pages) typed.
Fair

The writer followed most of the MLA Format requirements and the essay is at least 500 words (2 pages) typed.
Needs Improvement

The writer did not meet most of the MLA Format requirements and the essay is less than 500 words (2 pages) typed.
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Title
Is the title creative and original, and does it fit the topic of the essay?
Good

Yes
Fair

Somewhat
Needs Improvement

No
Review Score


Introduction
Good

The introduction contains a strong attention-grabbing opening statement, provides sufficient background information, and includes a thesis statement.
Fair

The introduction may not contain an attention-grabbing opening statement, and/or the background information is not sufficiently presented.

There is a thesis statement present.
Needs Improvement

The introduction may not contain an attention-grabbing opening statement, and/or the background information is not sufficiently presented.

There is no clear thesis statement included in the introduction.
Review Score


Thesis Statement
Good

The thesis statement identifies the topic of the essay and outlines the main points to be discussed.

The thesis statement is placed correctly.
Fair

The thesis statement is vague in how it presents the topic of the essay, and it may outline some of the main points or not at all.

The thesis statement may not be placed correctly.
Needs Improvement

The thesis statement is not clear, or one was not included.
Review Score


Organization
Good

Details are placed in a logical order and the way they are presented effectively keeps the interest of the reader.

The essay includes five distinct paragraphs: Introduction, three body paragraphs, and conclusion.
Fair

Some details may not be in a logical order or expected order, and this distracts the reader.

The essay includes five paragraphs: Introduction, three body paragraphs, and conclusion; however, they may not be clearly presented.
Needs Improvement

Many details are not in a logical order or expected order. There is little sense that the writing is organized and/or the essay does not include five paragraphs.
Review Score


Topic Sentences
Good

Topic sentences are clearly presented and accurately follow the order outlined by the thesis statement
Fair

Most topic sentences are recognizable, but one sentence is out of place or needs to closely align with the thesis.
Needs Improvement

Some or a few topic sentences are apparent, but at least two sentences need to closely align with the thesis.
Review Score


Body: Cause Effect
(Causal Connection)
Good

Includes 3 cause/effect relationships which are logical and clarify the cause-effect relationship for the audience.
Fair

Includes 3 cause/effect relationships, some lack clarification of the cause-effection relationship for the audience.
Needs Improvement

Includes less than 3 cause/effect relationships, and they may lack clarification of the cause-effect relationship for the audience.
Review Score


Support
(Details and Examples)
Good

The writer provided sufficent details and examples to support the cause and effect of the topic.
Fair

The writer provided some details and examples to support the cause and effect of the topic.
Needs Improvement

The writer did not provide enough details and examples to support the cause and effect of the topic.
Review Score


Transitions
Good

A variety of thoughtful transitions are used. They clearly show how the ideas are connected.
Fair

Some transitions work well; but connections between other ideas are unclear.
Needs Improvement

The transitions between ideas are unclear or nonexistant.
Review Score


Voice
Good

The writer seems to be writing from knowledge or experience. The author shows ownership of the ideas presented.
Fair

The writer seems to be writing from some experience but lacks ownership of ideas presented.
Needs Improvement

The writer relates some knowledge but adds little to the topic discussed.
Review Score


Conclusion
Good


Fair


Needs Improvement


Review Score


Capitalization
The paragraph and all proper nouns within it begin with a capital letter.
Good

All sentences within the paragraph begin with a capital letter and the paragraph has no other capitalization errors.
Fair

The paragraph has 1-2 errors in capitalization.
Needs Improvement

The paragraph does not begin with a capital letter and has more than 2 errors in capitalization.
Review Score


Punctuation
(Periods, commas, semicolons, etc.)
Good

The paragraph contains the correct punctuation.
Fair

The paragraph contains a few errors in punctuation.
Needs Improvement

The paragraph contains half or more errors in punctuation.
Review Score


Spelling
How many words are spelled correctly?
Good

All words in the paragraph are spelled correctly.
Fair

The paragraph contains 1-2 misspelled words.
Needs Improvement

The paragraph contains 3 or more misspelled words.
Review Score


Run-ons/CS & Sentence Fragments
(Comma errors/two independent sentences combined) (Not complete sentences)
Good

There are no run-ons, comma splices, or sentence fragments in the paragraph.
Fair

There are a few run-ons, comma splices, and/or sentence fragments in the paragraph.
Needs Improvement

There are many run-ons, comma splices, and/or sentence fragments in the paragraph.
Review Score


Mechanics
(Grammar & Word Choice)
Good

The writer demonstrates proper use of vocabulary that adds to the quality of writing and enhances the overall meaning of the topic.

Very few minor mechanical errors.
Fair

The writer occasionally demostrates proper word choices that add to the quality of writing and enhance the overall meaning of the topic.

Some minor mechanical errors.
Needs Improvement

The writer rarely demostrates proper word choices, causing the reader to become distracted from the topic.

Several major mechanical errors.
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