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Literary/Style Analysis Essay 
Rubric Code: CX57X74
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12


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Introduction
15 pts

Poor

Missing thesis, book title, or author. (6)
Fair

Introduction has a vague thesis. Far too much or far too little background. Includes the title and author. (9)
Good

Introduction has too much or too little background for the topic of the essay, a clear thesis, and includes the title and author. (12)
Excellent

Introduction is engaging, and has an appropriate amount of background, a clear thesis, and includes the title and author. (15)
Analysis
20 pts

Poor

Essay contains minimal attempt at analysis. The analysis relies too much on summary, is off topic, or doesn't make sense. (5)
Fair

Essay contains some analysis that is shallow or illogical. May rely too much on summary. May not sufficiently establish the connection between the author's choices and the author's purpose. (10)
Good

Essay contains analysis that is somewhat shallow but shows a true attempt to understand the author's choice(s) and how they relate to the author's purpose. (15)
Excellent

Essay contains analysis that shows mastery: is both deep and logical, and demonstrates true attempt to understand the author's choice(s) and how they relate to the author's purpose. (20)
Coherence and Cohesion
15 pts

Coherent = Logical
Cohesive = Unified

Poor

Details are not well-connected, lack order. Writing is confusing and hard to follow. Transitions and quote introductions are missing. (6)
Fair

Several ideas are not well-connected. Writing is not very smooth, and may not always make sense. Some transitions and quote introductions are missing, making some parts choppy. (9)
Good

Most ideas are well-connected. Details are organized: logically, chronologically (time order), or sequentially (first, second, etc.). Writing is mostly smooth and makes sense. Transitions and quote introductions are used appropriately. (12)
Excellent

Ideas are well-connected. Details are organized logically, either chronologically or sequentially. Writing is smooth and makes sense. Sentences are strong and express ideas with varied structure and connectors. Transitional words and conjunctions are used masterfully. (15)
Mechanics
10 pts

Poor

The essay is difficult to read because of errors in grammar, spelling, capitalization or punctuation. Contains contractions and or slang. (4)
Fair

The essay contains many errors in grammar, spelling, capitalization or punctuation. Contains 1-3 uses of contractions and or slang. (6)
Good

The essay contains several errors in grammar, spelling, capitalization or punctuation. Contains NO contractions and or slang. (8)
Excellent

The essay contains very few errors in grammar, spelling, capitalization or punctuation. Contains NO contractions and or slang. (10)
Conclusion
15 pts

Poor

There is minimal attempt to conclude: does not restate thesis and main points. Does not answer the question, "So what?" Or, there is no clear conclusion; the paper just ends. (6)
Fair

Conclusion feels incomplete. May not restate thesis or may not restate main points. Inadequately answers the question, "So what?" (9)
Good

Conclusion restates thesis and main points, feels complete. It adequately answers the question, "So what?" (12)
Excellent

Conclusion restates the thesis, reviews the main points, and leaves the reader thinking. It provides a clear answer to the question, "So what?" (15)
Evidence and Citation
15 pts

Poor

-No textual evidence provided in the form of quotes or examples.
-No Works Cited and/or no in-text citations. (6)
Fair

-Contains insufficient textual evidence, or quotes do not support thesis.
- Quotes are not incorporated into sentences.
-Incorrectly formatted Works Cited page and/or issues with in-text citations. (9)
Good

-Each body paragraph contains a quoted or paraphrased passage that clearly supports the sub-topics and thesis. Quotes are mostly incorporated into sentences.
-Works Cited exists. Some small in-text citation errors. (12)
Excellent

-Each body paragraph contains a quoted or paraphrased passage that clearly supports the sub-topics and thesis. Quotes are introduced.
-Works Cited exists and citations are done properly. (15)
MLA Formatting
10 pts

Poor

Spacing, margins, font style and size, page number, italics, etc. are generally not aligned with the MLA standards. (4)
Fair

Spacing, margins, font style and size, page number, italics, etc. are somewhat aligned with the MLA standards. (6)
Good

Spacing, margins, font style and size, page number, italics, etc. are mostly aligned with the MLA standards. (8)
Excellent

Spacing, margins, font style and size, page number, italics, etc. are all aligned with the MLA standards. (10)




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