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Novel Essay 
Rubric Code: Z22B266
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Subject: English  
Type: Homework  
Grade Levels: 9-12


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  Excellent

4 pts

Good

3 pts

Fair

2 pts

Needs work

1 pts

Introduction

Excellent

Intoduction is concise and opening catches the reader's attention. Thesis is clearly stated, leaving a map for where the reader will go.
Good

Introductions introduces topic, but contains ambiguities. Thesis statement could be made more clear.
Fair

Introduction attempts to introduce topic but does not the clarify main points of the essay. Reader is left with the question, "What is this essay about?"
Needs work

Introduction is so ambiguous that it does not effectively introduce topic, thesis, or main points. Reader is left with the question, "What is this essay about?"
Content
  Excellent

10 pts

Good

8 pts

Fair

6 pts

Needs work

4 pts

Supporting points and details

Excellent

- Content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive. Student's position is clear and easy to follow
- Major points are stated clearly and are well supported.
-Specific references to textual evidence cites page numbers
-Quotations are used minimally to add emphasis to the argument or in order to ground analysis
- 90-100% of pertinent information is included to support claims
Good

- Content is accurate and persuasive.
- Major points are stated. Details are included, but may not fully support points
- Specific references to the text do not cite page number for the interested reader
- Quotations are used, but not all quotes are necessary
- There are block quotes when it would be better to paraphrase or cite evidence with a page number
- 80-70% of pertinent information is included to support claims
Fair

- Content is not comprehensive and /or persuasive. Student's position is somewhat unclear. There may be one or two supporting points but details are inadequate
- Major points are addressed, but not well supported. Has a little difficulty going from general observations to specifics.
- 50-60% of pertinent information is included (claims are not supported fully)
Needs work

- Content is incomplete.
- Major points are not clear and /or persuasive.
Questions were not adequately answered.
Information is very limited or unclear. No supporting points or details are provided
Disconnected, random thoughts.
Has a hard time shifting out what is important or critical
Conclusion
  Excellent

4 pts

Good

3 pts

Fair

2 pts

Poor

1 pts

Conclusion

Excellent

Conclusion is concise and summarized supporting points: restates the essay in a new way
Good

Conclusion provides a summary of supporting points: it is wordy and does not restate the essay
Fair

Conclusion may be attempted, but does not summarize or restate essay's main points
Poor

No conclusion is apparent in the essay
Organization
  Excellent

4 pts

Good

3 pts

Fair

2 pts

Needs work

1 pts

Coherence

Excellent

-Structure of the paper is clear and easy to follow.
- Pacing is well controlled Flows very smoothly.
-Inviting introductions
- Introduction and conclusion are logical and flow with the body of the paper
- Transition words are used to draw the reader through the paper easliy
Good

- Structure is mostly clear and easy to follow.
- Paragraph transitions are present
- Transition words are misused or absent
- Introduction and conclusion are logical
- Body of paper could flow better or be better aligned to the paper's focus
Fair

- Structure of the paper is not easy to follow
- Paragraph transitions need improvement
- The body of the paper is not directly aligned with the thesis, creating ambiguity and confusion
Needs work

- Logical sequencing of the paper needs major revision
- Pacing of the paper feels awkward
-Connections are confusing. It is difficult to see or find main points
Paragraphs are disjointed and lack transition of thoughts
Grammar, Punctuation Criterion
  Excellent

4 pts

Good

3 pts

Fair

2 pts

Poor

1 pts

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling

Excellent

- Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed
- Spelling is correct
- No capitalization errors.
- Word choice is effective or even inventive.
Good

- Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed with minor errors.
- Minimal errors are found (2-4)
Fair

- Paper contains few grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors which detract from the overall meaning and flow of the essay
Poor

- Paper contains numerous grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors. Text is difficult to read.
Sentence Fluency
  Excellent

4 pts

Good

3 pts

Fair

2 pts

Poor

1 pts

Flow

Excellent

Language is clear and precise; sentences display consistently strong, varied structure.
Good

Some variation in sentence length and structure
Fair

Sentences are shsort or run-ons. Flow of essay is hard to follow.
Poor

Sentences are choppy, incomplete, rambling.
Many sentences begin the same way
MLA Style Usage
  Excellent

4 pts

Good

3 pts

Fair

2 pts

Poor

1 pts

Style conventions

Excellent

Flawless
- Times New Roman, Size 12 Font
- Double Spaced
- One space after periods
- Reference page properly formatted
- Conventions for quotation and paraphrasing are used appropriately
Good

Minimal errors (2-4)
Fair

Distracting
Poor

Not in MLA format










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