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Basic Paragraph - Developmental Writing 
Rubric Code: N525XX
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate


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  Poor

1 pts

Fair

2 pts

Good

3 pts

Excellent

4 pts

Topic Sentence

Poor

There is no topic sentence.
Fair

A topic sentence is present, but doesn't make the author's position clear.
Good

The topic sentence provides a clear statement of the author's position on the topic.
Excellent

The topic sentence provides a clear, strong statement of the author's position on the topic.
Evidence/Examples

Poor

Includes 1 or fewer pieces of evidence. Evidence and examples are not relevant AND/OR are not explained.
Fair

Includes 2 pieces of evidence that support the topic sentenc.e At least one of the major details has a minor detail that makes the major detail more clear.
Good

Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence that support the topic sentence. Most of the evidence and examples are specific and relevant to the topic sentence.
Excellent

Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence that support the topic sentence. All of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author's position.
Summary Statement

Poor

There is no closing sentence; the paragraph just ends.
Fair

The author's position is restated but lacks originality.
Good

The closing sentence is recognizable. The author's position is restated.
Excellent

The closing sentence is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer's position
Transitions

Poor

The transitions between ideas are unclear or nonexistent.
Fair

Some transitions work well, but connections between ideas are fuzzy.
Good

Transitions show how ideas are connected, but there is little variety.
Excellent

A variety of thoughtful transitions are used. They clearly show how ideas are connected.
Sentence Variety

Poor

There is no sentence variety.
Fair

The student attempts to incorporate at least 2 different types of sentences, but not all of the sentences are well constructed.
Good

The student adequately incorporates at least 2 different types of sentnces throughout the paragraph.
Excellent

The student effectively incorporates at least 2 different types of sentences throughout the paragraph.
Point of view

Poor

Author makes more than 4 errors with point of view.
Fair

Author makes 3-4 errors with point of view
Good

Author makes 1-2 errors with point of view.
Excellent

Author makes no errors with point of view. The author remains objective.




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