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Classification Paragraph

  Derived from rubric: Compare/Contrast Paragraph
built by rwalker51

Rubric Code: E2A942
Classification Paragraph scoring rubric.
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Keywords: Classification Paragraph, rubric, writing components
Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate

Powered by iRubric Criteria for Paragraph
  Poor
1 pts
Fair
2 pts
Good
3 pts
Excellent
4 pts
Topic Sentence
Poor

The topic sentence does not state what is being classified nor the basis for classification.
Fair

Topic sentence states what is being classified, but it does not give a clear basis for classification.
Good

Topic sentence creates interest and is fairly well developed. But it is not engaging and lacks creativity and detail.
Excellent

Very well developed topic sentence. It engages the reader and creates interest. It clearly states what is being classified and the basis for the classification.
Details/Examples
Poor

Details are either wrong or lacking. They do not support any category or classification.
Fair

There are details, but they are either not clear, specific, and vivid, or each category is not adequately covered.
Good

Details are clear and specific, but they are not engaging and interesting. They lack creativity and clarity.
Excellent

Details in the paragraph are clear and specific, and there is enough said about each category of classification. The classification is clear and interesting
Organization/Structure
Poor

No discernible organization. Details are either missing or not in any discernible order.
Fair

The details are in a discernible order, but there are not enough to clearly support each category of classification.
Good

The details are in a clear. specific order and they support the author/s basis for classification, but they are not very interesting or engaging.
Excellent

The details are in a clear, effective order, and they support the author's basis for classification with creativity that is interesting and engaging.
Style: sentence flow, tone, and
Poor

Writing is confusing and hard to follow. Contains fragments and/or run-on sentences. The tone and purpose is inconsistent and difficult to determine. Transitions are either missing or inappropriate.
Fair

Writing is clear, but sentences may lack variety. The tone is inconsistent and word choice, while adequate, could be better. While transitions are present they do not add to the overall effectiveness of the paragraph.
Good

Writing is clear and sentences have varied structure. There is consistent tone and word choice is appropriate with fairly good use of transitions to guide the reader.
Excellent

Writing is smooth, skillful, and coherent. Sentences are strong and expressive with varied structure. Consistent and appropriate tone and word choice is used throughout the paragraph. Transitions are appropriate and add to the effectiveness of the paragraph.
Mechanics
Poor

Distracting and major errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization.
Fair

A few errors in punctuation, grammar, spelling, and capitalization that, while distracting, the meaning and intent of the paragraph can still be discerned.
Good

A few minor errors in punctuation, spelling, grammar, or capitalization, but they do not detract from the overall meaning and effectiveness of the paragraph.
Excellent

No errors in punctuation, spelling, grammar, or capitalization.



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