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Five Paragraph Informative Essay Rubric - Best President 
Five Paragraph Informative Essay scoring rubric.
Rubric Code: B246A4C
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate

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Introduction/Thesis Statement

Introduction contains a thesis statement.

Excellent

The student had an engaging hook that engaged the audience. The student also included a well developed thesis statement that tells what the whole paper is about in one sentence.
Good

The student had a hook. The student included a thesis statement that tells what the whole paper is about in one sentence.
Fair

The student did not include a hook and/or did not write a thesis statement.
Poor

The student did not include a hook and did not write a thesis statement.
Body Paragraph 1: Childhood

This paragraph should discuss the president's childhood.

Excellent

Body paragraph 1 contains a clearly focused topic sentence. It goes beyond saying ____ was _____.
Details in the essay are clear and specific, and there are enough details to help the reader see and understand all the steps of process. Language is used effectively and word choice is specific. There is at least one well integrated quote, one example, and one anecdote that makes the support lively and varied.
Good

Body paragraph 1 contains a clearly focused topic sentence. It goes beyond saying ____ was _____.
Details in the essay are clear and specific, and there are enough details to help the reader see and understand all the steps of process. Language is used effectively and word choice is specific. There is at least one well integrated quote, one example or one anecdote that makes the support lively and varied. The support could be better or the language improved.
Fair

Body paragraph 1 contain a topic sentences but it might be over simplified like "Roosevelt was determined."
There are details, but they are not very clear or specific, or there are not enough of them to allow the reader to follow the progression of the process. There may not be a direct quote.
Poor

There are no apparent topic sentences.Details are either wrong or lacking. They do not seem to relate to the process.
Body Paragraph 2

This paragraph should discuss the president's education.

Excellent

Body paragraph 1 contains a clearly focused topic sentence. It goes beyond saying ____ was _____.
Details in the essay are clear and specific, and there are enough details to help the reader see and understand all the steps of process. Language is used effectively and word choice is specific. There is at least one well integrated quote, one example, and one anecdote that makes the support lively and varied.
Good

Body paragraph 1 contains a clearly focused topic sentence. It goes beyond saying ____ was _____.
Details in the essay are clear and specific, and there are enough details to help the reader see and understand all the steps of process. Language is used effectively and word choice is specific. There is at least one well integrated quote, one example or one anecdote that makes the support lively and varied. The support could be better or the language improved.
Fair

Body paragraph 1 contain a topic sentences but it might be over simplified like "Roosevelt was determined."
There are details, but they are not very clear or specific, or there are not enough of them to allow the reader to follow the progression of the process. There may not be a direct quote.
Poor

There are no apparent topic sentences.Details are either wrong or lacking. They do not seem to relate to the process.
Body Paragraph 3

This paragraph should discuss the president's life before presidency.

Excellent

Body paragraph 1 contains a clearly focused topic sentence. It goes beyond saying ____ was _____.
Details in the essay are clear and specific, and there are enough details to help the reader see and understand all the steps of process. Language is used effectively and word choice is specific. There is at least one well integrated quote, one example, and one anecdote that makes the support lively and varied.
Good

Body paragraph 1 contains a clearly focused topic sentence. It goes beyond saying ____ was _____.
Details in the essay are clear and specific, and there are enough details to help the reader see and understand all the steps of process. Language is used effectively and word choice is specific. There is at least one well integrated quote, one example or one anecdote that makes the support lively and varied. The support could be better or the language improved.
Fair

Body paragraph 1 contain a topic sentences but it might be over simplified like "Roosevelt was determined."
There are details, but they are not very clear or specific, or there are not enough of them to allow the reader to follow the progression of the process. There may not be a direct quote.
Poor

There are no apparent topic sentences.Details are either wrong or lacking. They do not seem to relate to the process.
Body Paragraph 4

This paragraph should discuss the president's life during presidency.

Excellent

The concluding paragraph effectively unifies the essay. It makes a point about the process that is creative and interesting.
Good

The concluding paragraph effectively unifies the essay, but it does not make a very interesting point about the process.
Fair

The concluding paragraph relates a conclusion to the process, but it does little to unify the essay around the steps of the process.
Poor

The conclusion is poor and ineffective. It may be only one sentece but is present.

0 points for no conclusion.
Paragraph 5

This paragraph should discuss the president's life after presidency.

Excellent

There are 5 distinct paragraphs. Logical progression of details with a clear structure that enhances the essay and provides a clear step-by-step description of the process. The transitions are appropriate and used very effectively to indicate the time order of the steps.
Good

There are 5 distinct paragraphs. Logical progression of details. Transitions are present, but they could be improved by either addition or revision
Fair

Organization is clear. Some transitions are present, while others are either inappropriate or missing.
Poor

Essay does not have 5 paragraphs. Little discernible organization. Transitions are not present.
Cannot discern a logical explanation of the process.
Conclusion

Excellent

Spelling and grammar is generally correct.
Good

Some errors.
2-3
Fair

Sever errors.
4-5
Poor

Many spelling errors.
6-9

0 points for more than 10
COPS

Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
works cited

8
- 10 points if Wikipedia is a source. An uncited source would constitute plagiarism which results in a "0"

Excellent

4 or more valid sources
cited
alphabetized
prepared on Bedford
downloaded not copied
all information present
Good
Fair
Poor
In Text citation

12

Excellent

Quotes are skillfully integrated and attributed to a source. Each paragphraph (body) has a minimum of two sources. Each source is initially introduced with a tag like According to David Michels of the ALA Research Panel, "......." Subsequent citations may be cited paranthetically after text. Page numbers are cited when available.
Good

Quotes are skillfully integrated and attributed to a source. Each paragphraph (body) has a minimum of two sources. Each source is initially introduced with a tag like According to David Michels of the ALA Research Panel, "......." Subsequent citations may be cited paranthetically after text. Page numbers are cited when available.
Fair

The students followed some of the directions.More effort was needed to have a better finish for this product.
Poor

citation


0 points awarded for no citation
MLA Format

4

Excellent

heading and header perfect
font is standard TNR 12 point throughout including header
1 in margins
no extra spacing between paragraphs
Good

1 error
Fair

2 errors
Poor

3-4 errors

0 points for more than 5 or more errors
Turn it in

Excellent

-10 percent if not uploaded to turn it in
Good

Required 10-20 % similarity with direct quotes being clearly attributed to source
Fair

-5% for every percent over 20% similarity
Poor

0 on paper if more than 50% similarity



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