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Persuasive Letter: Dear President 
In conjunction with Inauguration Day and the persuasive writting Unit, students will write a persusive letter to the President asking him to focus his administration on certain issues that they hope he will change.
Rubric Code: RAX9XX
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
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Powered by iRubric Dear President,
  Excellent

5 pts

Good

4 pts

Acceptable

3 pts

Weak

2 pts

Unacceptable

1 pts

Introduction

Excellent

Introduction shows impressive originality. Engages the reader from the beginning. Includes a clear claim and arguments. Establishes the focus of the letter very well. Maintains the complexity of the issue. Well organized and smooth flowing.
Good

Introduction shows originality with a nice greeting and attention getter. Makes a clear claim and establishes the foundation and focus for the rest of letter. Acknowledges arguments. Flows smoothly for the most part.
Acceptable

Somewhat grabs the reader's attention with a greeting or a hook. Claim is clearly stated, but arguments are not. May need better organization and flow.
Weak

Introduction states the claim clearly, but arguments are not specified. Lacks an attention-getter or greeting.
Unacceptable

Introduction is confusing and does not make the claim clear. Missing arguments. Does not grab the reader's attention with a greeting or a hook.
Content

Excellent

The central ideas show original thinking and are well woven throughout the letter. Support reflects clarity and substantial insight. Position is extremely well supported. Letter is extremely thoughtful and engaging.
Good

The claim of the letter shows some original thinking. Support is somewhat clear, but there is good insight throughout letter. Position is well supported. Letter is thoughtful and engaging.
Acceptable

The main idea is clear. Support is there, but does not create a clear connection to the position or main idea. Ideas and details stay on the surface and provide weak support.
Weak

The main idea lacks clarity. Support is kind of related to the topic and may not create a clear connection to the position. Confusing.
Unacceptable

The main idea is not clear. There is no support of the claim. Very confusing.
Organization and Flow

Excellent

Paper shows excellent organizational skills. Paragraphs are well defined and flow smoothly. Moves deftly (skillfully) from idea to evidence to discussion to conclusion.
Good

Paper is well organized and the ideas, evidence, and discussion connect well in their organization and flow. A few sentences may seem awkward or out of place.
Acceptable

Paper is organized in places but the ideas, evidence, and discussion need better organization and smoother flow. Some sentences are awkward or choppy. Some paragraphs are somewhat disorganized.
Weak

Paper has some organization, but the flow of ideas is lacking. Some evidence is found. Sentences are awkward or choppy. Paragraphs lack good organization. Overall structure is disorganized.
Unacceptable

Paper lacks organization and flow of ideas. No evidence if found.
Sentences are awkward or choppy. Paragraphs lack organization. Overall structure is disorganized.
Conclusion

Excellent

The conclusion contains original thinking, depth, and insight. It is well crafted and provides a sense of closure. Leads reader to further thinking about the central idea.
Good

The conclusion provides insight into the overall purpose of the letter with some originality but it may lack sufficient depth. Provides a sense of closure.
Acceptable

The conclusion provides some insight into the purpose of the writing but demonstrates little originality. May summarize key points providing some sense of closure.
Weak

The conclusion may be abrupt or missing. May be loosely or unconnected to the central idea.
Unacceptable

The conclusion is missing or is unconnected to the central idea.
Conventions and Neatness

Excellent

Contains no errors in grammar or spelling. Is neatly written or typed. Very easy to read.
Good

Contains a few errors in grammar or spelling, but they do not interfere with the reading. Is neat and easy to read.
Acceptable

Contains several significant errors in grammar and/or spelling, that interfere somewhat with the reading. Somewhat neat and legible.
Weak

Contains numerous spelling and/or grammar errors that make it difficult to follow. Sloppy, but still legible.
Unacceptable

Contains so many spelling and/or grammar errors that make it too difficult to follow. Sloppy and illegible.




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