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Argumentative Essay

  Derived from rubric: Argument Essay
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Rubric Code: XX9B524
This rubric is for evaluating the argumentative essay written in MLA format, following the outline provided, adheres to citations and provides evidence, and on the approved topic of your choice.
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Categories: Subjects: English   History  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

Powered by iRubric Argument Essay rubric
  Exemplary
4 pts
Accomplished
3 pts
Developing
2 pts
Beginning
1 pts
Does Not Meet
0 pts
Creativity/Depth
Exemplary

Highly creative expression is used. Innovative presentation of ideas are used. Excellent "hook" and on-topic with the thesis provided.
Accomplished

Essay is interesting and highly readable. There are some interesting elements integrated. "Satisfactory "hook" and on-topic with the thesis provided.
Developing

The essay is readable and interesting. No evidence of "hook" in introductory paragraph and paragraphs are not all relevant to the thesis provided.
Beginning

The essay may be short on length. Basic ideas are communicated and few paragraphs are relevant to the thesis provided.
Does Not Meet

The essay does not meet the criteria for the assignment. There is a reliance on stock formats with little or no creativity shown and no thesis is provided.
Quality of argument
Exemplary

Argument presented is of high quality with logical organization which adds to its strength. It is appropriately matched to the audience. Evidence is strong and well-developed. A counterargument is included.
Accomplished

Argument presented is of very good quality, is logical and well organized. The argument is appropriate for the audience. Evidence is good and presented satisfactorily. A counterargument is included.
Developing

Argument presented is of good quality, basically logical and organized. The argument is appropriate for the audience. Evidence is present but may miss the mark.
Beginning

Argument presented has some organization and logic. The argument is somewhat appropriate for the audience. Evidence may be weak or poorly presented.
Does Not Meet

Argument presented is lacking strong quality, has weak or no organization and logic. Evidence is minuscule or not evident.
Purpose
Exemplary

The author is nearly an expert at convincing an audience; more than enough support was given. Word choice is strong and tone is formal.
Accomplished

The essay uses strong evidence to support the thesis. The audience is convinced. Word choice is somewhat strong and tone is relatively formal.
Developing

The essay begins to convince the audience, but needs more support. Word choice is weaker than expected and tone is somewhat formal.
Beginning

The essay communicates its side, but fails to convince the audience because the essay lacks enough support. Word choice is weak and tone is not formal.
Does Not Meet

The essay does not achieve its goal. Word choice is weak and tone is consistently informal.
Grammar and Format
Exemplary

There are no grammatical or usage errors, and no punctuation errors. Sentences are well constructed and flow well. There are no formatting issues.
Accomplished

There are few, if any errors and great flow in sentences. There are few formatting issues.
Developing

There are few errors in grammar and punctuation, and the flow is readable. There are five or more formatting issues.
Beginning

There are errors that interfere with the ability to follow the essay.
Does Not Meet

Grammar errors and punctuation errors interfere with the reader's ability to easily read the essay.



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