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Argumentative Essay 
Argumentative Writing Rubric - Pilsing
Rubric Code: F2W94B8
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8


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  Underdeveloped

1 pts

Developing

2 pts

Proficient

3 pts

Well-Developed

4 pts

Thesis / Claim

Underdeveloped

Claim is vague; no stand is taken on an issue.
Developing

Claim is vague; may be more fact than opinion.
Proficient

Claim is clear and expresses and opinion. A strong stand is taken and defended throughout the paper.
Well-Developed

Claim is clear and expresses an opinion on one of the given topics.<BR>
A strong, specific stand is taken and defended consistently throughout the paper.
Counterclaim

Underdeveloped

Opposing point of view is absent from argument.
Developing

Opposing point of view is misrepresented OR not effectively refuted.
Proficient

One opposing point of view is clearly presented and effectively refuted with evidence and analysis.
Well-Developed

More than one opposing point of view is clearly presented and effectively refuted with evidence and analysis.
Evidence

Underdeveloped

Support for claim/counterclaim is lacking.
Developing

Support for claim/counterclaim is superficial.
Proficient

Support for claim/counterclaim is sufficient
Well-Developed

Support for claim/counterclaim is thorough.
Organization

Underdeveloped

Overall argument lacks structure.
Developing

Claim may be unclear in the introduction of the argument. Key points may be presented in a confusing or illogical sequence.
Proficient

Claim appears in introduction, body presents several key points related to overall argument, and concluding paragraph follows from and supports the argument presented.
Well-Developed

Claim appears in introduction, each body paragraph focuses on one key point related to the overall argument, and concluding paragraph follows from and supports the argument presented.
Language Use / Conventions

Underdeveloped

Argument is composed in primarily casual language inappropriate for a formal written argument. Frequent errors in conventions.
Developing

Argument attempts a formal style and objective tone in parts, but frequently lapses into more casual language inappropriate for a formal written argument. Frequent errors in conventions.
Proficient

Argument maintains a formal style and objective tone with few exceptions. Conventions of Academic English are followed, though some errors may be present.
Well-Developed

Argument maintains a formal style and objective tone consistently throughout. Conventions of Academic English are followed with few errors.
Conventions

Underdeveloped

12+
mechanical mistakes including spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar
Developing

12-8
mechanical mistakes including spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar
Proficient

8-4
mechanical mistakes including spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar
Well-Developed

3-0 mechanical mistakes including spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar
Format

Underdeveloped

MLA format is poorly used. Student doesn't understand the format.
Developing

MLA format is acknowledged but used incorrectly with several mistakes.
Proficient

MLA format is used correctly with few errors throughout paper.
Well-Developed

MLA format is used correctly throughout paper.



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