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ESSAY 
Rubric Code: Y2X6527
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12


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  EXCELLENT

4 pts

GOOD

3 pts

FAIR

2 pts

POOR

1 pts

INTRODUCTION

EXCELLENT

Introduction is concise and introduces topic in a general but interesting way. Hook addresses the topic in an interesting way.
GOOD

Introduction introduces topic but is wordy or too specific.
Hook adequately addresses the topic.
FAIR

Introduction attempts to introduce topic. Points are not obvious.
Hook attempts to address the topic.
POOR

Introduction does not introduce topic. Hook doesn't pertain to the topic.
THESIS STATEMENT

EXCELLENT

Thesis statement is stated clearly. The student's purpose is clear and easy to follow. Thesis statement states three main points clearly and concisely.
GOOD

Thesis statement is somewhat clear but could be worded better. It relates somewhat to the rest of essay. Thesis statement states three main points, but they aren't clear.
FAIR

There is some evidence of a thesis statement, but it is not clear. The thesis does not relate to the rest of the essay. Thesis statement attempts to state main points, but they aren't clear.
POOR

No evidence of a thesis statement: student provides a number of related points.
ORGANIZATION OF BODY PARAGRAPHS

EXCELLENT

Body paragraphs' topic sentences clearly and successfully re-state the main points in the thesis statement in the order in which they were introduced in the thesis statement. The paragraphs provide good supporting examples or details.
GOOD

Body paragraphs' topic sentences pertain to the main points stated in the thesis statement. They provide adequate supporting examples or details.
FAIR

Body paragraphs' topic sentences are somewhat related to the main points stated in the thesis statement but may be out of order. They give inadequate supporting examples or details.
POOR

Body paragraphs don't have clear topic sentences that pertain to the main points stated in the thesis statement. They don't give supporting examples or details.
SUPPORTING POINTS AND DETAILS

EXCELLENT

Student uses points which support thesis statement. There are details which support the points.
GOOD

There are three supporting points, though they may not be specific enough. Details are included, but may not fully support points.
FAIR

There may be one or two supporting points: details are inadequate.
POOR

No supporting points or details are provided.
CONCLUSION

EXCELLENT

Conclusion is concise and summarizes supporting points; it restates the thesis in a new way.
GOOD

Conclusion provides a summary of supporting points; it is wordy or does not restate the thesis.
FAIR

Conclusion may be attempted but does not summarize or restate thesis statement.
POOR

No conclusion is apparent in the essay.
CONVENTIONS
GRAMMAR/MECHANICS

EXCELLENT

Few or no errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization are found.
GOOD

Some errors are found. They do not detract from the general flow of the essay.
FAIR

There are several errors which detract from the overall meaning and flow of the essay.
POOR

Errors are glaring and the essay is difficult to read.
FLOW/TRANSITIONS

EXCELLENT

Writing has voice and flows easily. Appropriate transitions are used.
GOOD

Vocabulary or writing style needs further development. Some basic transitions used.
FAIR

Sentences are short or run-ons. Flow of essay is hard to follow. Little to no transitions used.
POOR

There is no flow to the writing. Argument is difficult to follow. No transitions are used.
CLARITY

EXCELLENT

The writing is clear and easy to understand.
GOOD

The writing is generally clear, but some sentence structure or vocabulary usage needs improvement.
FAIR

The overall idea is clear, but some points are impossible to understand.
POOR

The writing is jumbled and the meaning is not clear to the reader.




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