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Recommendation letter 
Rubric Code: R23X38X
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12


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  Poor

1 pts

Fair

2 pts

Good

3 pts

Excellent

4 pts

Structure

Poor

There is one part
written correctly or two
or more parts are not
present.
Fair

There is one part
missing or only
some of them are
written correctly.
Good

The letter contains all
the required parts,
and most are written
correctly.
Excellent

Date, address,
greeting and closing
are written correctly.
There is a clear
introduction, body and
conclusion.
Grammar/language

Poor

Grammar has many
mistakes which hinder
meaning.
The language is informal
or inappropriate for this
type of letter.
Student doesn't follow the guidelines for writing and doesn't include useful phrases in each paragraph.
Fair

Grammar has many
mistakes.
The language is
only sometimes
formal and
appropriate for this
type of letter.
Student partially follows the guidelines for writing (include useful phrases in each paragraph 1-1-1)
Good

Grammar has some
mistakes.
The language is
mostly formal and
appropriate for this
type of letter.
Student partially follows the guidelines for writing (include useful phrases in each paragraph 1-2-1)
Excellent

Grammar is accurate
and with almost no
mistakes.
The language is
completely formal,
sophisticated and
appropriate for this
type of letter.
Student follows the guidelines for writing (include useful phrases in each paragraph 1-3-1)
Content (clarity and coherence)

Poor

The letter contains
comments or
appreciations that seem
exaggerated, unrealistic
or not related at all to
the purpose of this
letter.
Fair

The letter contains
comments or
appreciations that
several times seem
exaggerated,
unrealistic or not
related to the
purpose of this
letter.
Good

The letter reads
mostly like a real
letter of
recommendation.
Some of the
comments about the
candidate sound
realistic while others
do not.
Excellent

The letter reads like a
real letter of
recommendation
which highlights in a
natural well supported
manner the positive
qualities of the job
candidate/ university
candidate.
Lenght

Poor

The letter includes 2
paragraphs or less.
A paragraph may
include from 1 to 2
sentences.
Fair

The letter includes
2 paragraphs.
Some paragraphs
include 2 sentences.
Good

The letter includes 3
paragraphs.
Some paragraphs
include from 3 to 4
sentences, but others
do not.
Excellent

The letter includes
3 paragraphs. These
paragraphs consider
from 5 to 6 sentences
each.
Connectors/ Vocabulary

Poor

Short sentences all start
with the same word.
Most sentences are
incomplete or run-on.
Problems with sentence
structure and grammar
affect meaning.
Very difficult to read.
Fair

Short, choppy
sentences.
Many incomplete
or run-on
sentences.
Sentences begin
the same.
Difficult to read.
Good

Readable but often
requires correction.
Sentences often
begin the same.
Uses transition
words.
Some run-ons or
choppy sentences.
Excellent

Many sentences begin
differently and vary in
length.
Has an easy flow and
rhythm when read.
Uses transition words.
Writing is easy to
read.




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