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Essay - Persuasive Essay 
Evaluates a persuasive essay
Rubric Code: T2XW88X
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Subject: English  
Type: Assignment  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate


Powered by iRubric Persuasive Essay
  Exceeds Standard

95 pts

Meets Standard

85 pts

Approaching Standard

70 pts

Below Standard

55 pts

Focus/Ideas

Exceeds Standard

-Has ideas that are connected to each other
-Has a fully developed topic and a clear topic sentence that expresses the main idea
-Has carefully selected interesting details that support the topic
-Maintains focus clearly throughout the essay
Meets Standard

-Has ideas that are fairly connected
-Has a fairly well-developed topic stated in a topic sentence
-Has some details that support the topic
-Generally maintains focus
Approaching Standard

-Ideas are somewhat connected
-Has a minimally developed topic; may or may not have a topic sentence
-Some details are present
-Focus strays
Below Standard

Minimum standard is not met.
Word Choice/Sentence Structure

Exceeds Standard

Many interesting words are used
Language is varied
Sentences are complete
Sentences vary in lenght and structure
Sentence beginnings are varied
Meets Standard

Some interesting words are used
Language is somewhat varied
One or two sentences are incomplete
Most sentences vary in length and structure
Most sentence beginnings are varied
Approaching Standard

Some interesting words are used
Language is somewhat repetitive
Some sentences are incomplete
Sentences do not vary much in length and structure
Sentence do not vary much in the beginnings
Below Standard

Minimum standard is not met.
Organization

Exceeds Standard

-Has clear and logical organization
-Has a complete introduction, body, and conclusion
-Easy to follow
-Paragraphs are not too long or short to support ideas
-Has the correct number of paragraphs
Meets Standard

-Has logical organization
-Has an introduction, body, and conclusion
-Is fairly easy to follow
_One paragraph is too long or short to support ideas
-Has the correct number of paragraphs
Approaching Standard

-Some organization is present
-Has an introduction, body, and conclusion, but may be unclear
-Is difficult to follow at times
_More than one paragraph is too long or short
-Has the correct number of paragraphs
Below Standard

Minimum standard is not met.
Paragraphs

Exceeds Standard

Each paragraph has a topic sentence
Each paragraph has a conclusion sentence
Body paragraphs A and B of the essay give the two main reasons for the students position
Body paragraph C gives the oppositions main arguement and refutes it with a third main idea
Meets Standard

Each paragraph has a topic sentence
Body paragraphs A and B of the essay give the two main reasons for the students position
Body paragraph C gives the oppositions main arguement and refutes it with a third main idea
Approaching Standard

Each paragraph has a topic sentence
Body paragraphs A and B of the essay give the two main reasons for the students position
Body paragraph C does not give the oppositions main arguement or does not refutes it with a third main idea
Below Standard

Minimum standard is not met.
Mechanics/Conventions

Exceeds Standard

-Has correct use of punctuation, grammar, and mechanics
-Presentation of the piece is attractive and easy to read
-All paragraphs are indented correctly.
-Student has written between the margins.
-Student has headed the paper correctly.
Meets Standard

-Has few errors in punctuation, grammar, and mechanics
-Presentations is clear
-All paragraphs are indented correctly.
-Student has written between the margins.
Approaching Standard

-Includes some errors in grammar, punctuation, and mechanics
-Presentation is fairly clear
-All paragraphs are indented correctly.
-Student has written between the margins.
Below Standard

-Includes multiple errors in grammar, punctuation, and mechanics
- Presentation makes the writing hard to read
-Indenting or writing is not placed correctly




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