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Formal Email Rubric 
Rubric to evaluate formal emails.
Rubric Code: C2285A2
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12, Undergraduate


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  Excellent-Good

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Satisfactory

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Needs Improvement

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Unsatisfactory

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Format

Excellent-Good

Format is correct -- including email address, subject line, salutation, body, and closing.
Satisfactory

One part of the format is incorrect-- including email address, subject line, salutation, body, and closing.
Needs Improvement

Two parts of the format are incorrect-- including email address, subject line, salutation, body, and closing.
Unsatisfactory

Several parts (3 or more) of the format are incorrect-- including email address, subject line, salutation, body, and closing.
Salutation

Excellent-Good

A proper salutation is used in the correct place. Proper use of title, proper capitalization of the name, and the proper use of the colon or comma are all included.
Satisfactory

Missing one component from the following: Proper salutation, proper use of title, proper capitalization of the name, or the proper use of the colon or comma.
Needs Improvement

Missing two components from the following: Proper salutation, proper use of title, proper capitalization of the name, or the proper use of the colon or comma.
Unsatisfactory

Missing three or more components from the following: Proper salutation, proper use of title, proper capitalization of the name, or the proper use of the colon or comma.
Body (Content)

Email must include all parts outlined in the assignment. (8 parts)

Excellent-Good

Body includes at least one complete paragraph. A clear idea is stated in each paragraph and conveyed to the reader. Incorporates all 8 parts outlined in the directions.
Satisfactory

Missing one or two parts outlined in the directions.
Needs Improvement

Missing three or four parts outlined in the directions and some of the information presented in the email is unclear to the reader.
Unsatisfactory

Missing five or more parts outlined in the directions; the body does not include any paragraphs; the information in the email is unclear or incomplete.
Closing

Excellent-Good

Proper closing and your name are included with proper punctuation and capitalization.
Satisfactory

Proper closing and signature are included, but no punctuation and/or capitalization are used.
Needs Improvement

Either closing or signature is incorrect or missing.
Unsatisfactory

An attempt was made, but neither the closing nor the name are present or correct.
Diction (Word Choice)

Vocabulary and phrases must be appropriate to create a formal tone. No contractions, emoticons, slang, etc.

Excellent-Good

Words and phrases are appropriate for creating a formal tone; no contractions, slang, or emoticons were used.
Satisfactory

Most words and phrases are appropriate for creating a formal tone; few (one or two) contractions, slang, or emoticons were used.
Needs Improvement

Some words and phrases are appropriate for creating a formal tone; some (three or four) contractions, slang, or emoticons were used.
Unsatisfactory

Words and phrases do not create a formal tone. In fact, words and phrases create an informal and/or rude tone. Contractions, slang, and/or emoticons were excessive (five or more)
Grammar, Mechanics, and Spelling

Excellent-Good

Spelling, punctuation and grammar are mostly correct or does not affect the clear understanding of the email.
Satisfactory

Spelling, punctuation and grammar are somewhat correct (3 major types of errors noted).
Needs Improvement

Several errors with spelling, punctuation, and grammar (4-6 major types of errors).
Unsatisfactory

Many errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar.(Errors >7). Affects clear understanding.



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