Does the introduction effectively begin essay, including thesis and preview of main points?
Prompt is stated into a main idea for the essay.
Does each detail support, or tell more about the topic?
Does the order of the supporting details make sense?
Do linking words, or transition words, connect details so that the paragraph reads smoothly?
Does each point have good elaboration using techniques we discussed in class?
Does the conclusion restate the topic in a new way to tie the details together?
Has the writer shown his/her personality through his writing style?
Does the paper indicate that the writer has control of the rules of spelling, grammar and mechanics
2 rough drafts, one with peer comments, revision sheet, final draft
Minus 2 points for each missing element