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General High School Essay Rubric 5 paragraphs 
Rubric to be used to assess a three paragraph essay at the high school level.
Rubric Code: X2462WA
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

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Writing: 5 paragraph essay
  Exceeds Standard

(N/A)

Meets Standard

(N/A)

Partially Meets Stndard

(N/A)

Attempted

(N/A)

Not Attempted

(N/A)

Introduction (Organization)

Exceeds Standard

There is a well-focused Thesis Statement that introduces the essay ad clearly addresses all elements of the outline.
Meets Standard

Introduction clearly states the main topic, adequately addressing the elements of the outline.
Partially Meets Stndard

Introduction is somewhat clear, but only partially addresses the elements of the outline.
Attempted

Introduction does not address the elements of the outline.
Not Attempted

No introduction is present.
Support for Thesis (details)

Exceeds Standard

Each body paragraph contains a topic sentence and relevant, telling, quality concrete details that give the reader important information that goes beyond the obvious or predictable. All supporting details serve to prove the thesis statement.
Meets Standard

Each body paragraph contains a topic sentence that is adequately supported by relevant concrete details. Most supporting details serve to prove the thesis statement.
Partially Meets Stndard

Topic sentence is stated in some body paragraphs. Supporting details are relevant but some key issues are unsupported. Support for the thesis statement is weak.
Attempted

Topic sentence is weak. Supporting details and information are typically unclear or not related to the topic. There is a seemingly random collection of information. Thesis statement lacks proof.
Not Attempted

No topic sentence is present OR no concrete details are present. The paragraph contains no facts, details or examples.
Conclusion (Organization)

Exceeds Standard

The conclusion is strong and logical; provides a clear answer to the question, "So what?"
Meets Standard

The conclusion is logical and adequately answers the question, "So what?"
Partially Meets Stndard

The conclusion is logical but does not answer the question, "So what?"
Attempted

Conclusion is illogical.
Not Attempted

There is no clear conclusion, the paper just ends.
Formatting

Exceeds Standard

The essay contains all APA format: heading, type and size of letter, indentation, margins, double space.
Meets Standard

The essay contains 4 format requirements.
Partially Meets Stndard

The essay contains 3 format requirements.
Attempted

The essay contains 2 format requirements.
Not Attempted

The essay contains 1 or 0 format requirements.










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