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Exemplification Essay Rubric 
Guidelines for scoring an exemplication essay.
Rubric Code: W4898
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: (none)


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  Poor

6 pts

Fair

7 pts

Good

8 pts

Excellent

10 pts

Thesis
1 pts

Is there a clear, unifying thesis?

Poor

Thesis is not present or unclear.
Fair

Thesis is present but is too broad for the essay topic.
Good

Thesis is present and clearly written but not written well enough to be considered excellent.
Excellent

Thesis is clearly and well-written.
Examples
2 pts

Do all examples explain or clarify that generalization to the intended readers?

Poor

Examples do not explain or clarify the essay's generalization to the intended readers
Fair

Examples minimally explain or clarify the essay's generalization to the intended readers.
Good

Examples explain or clarify the essay's generalization to the intended readers but do not qualify as excellent.
Excellent

Examples explain or clarify the essay's generalization to the intended readers in a clear and efficient manner.
Logical Order
1 pts

Are the examples within each paragraph arranged coherently?

Poor

The examples within the paragraphs and/or throughout the paper are not arranged in a logical order.
Fair

The examples within the paragraphs and/or throughout the paper are generally arranged in a logical order, though some ideas may not be in an effective order.
Good

The examples within the paragraphs and/or throughout the paper are arranged in a logical order but do not qualify as excellent.
Excellent

The examples within the paragraphs and/or throughout the paper are arranged in a logical and effective order.
Transitions
1 pts

Do transitions help direct readers from one example to the next?

Poor

Transitions are not present or do not effectively direct readers from one example to the next.
Fair

Transitions are present but do not effectively direct readers from one example to the next. They may be basic and/or confusing.
Good

Transitions are present and direct readers from one example to the next though not to the level of excellent. They may be basic and/or confusing.
Excellent

Transitions are present and effectively direct readers from one example to the next. They exhibit sophistication on the part of the writer.
Examples
1 pts

Are sufficient examples present and are they appropriate for the paper?

Poor

Essay does not include sufficient examples or examples are not appropriate to the essay.
Fair

Essay includes sufficient examples, but examples are not appropriate to the essay, or examples are appropriate, but not enough are included.
Good

Essay includes sufficient examples or examples that are appropriate to the essay; the examples do not qualify as excellent.
Excellent

Essay includes more than enough examples and all examples are appropriate to the essay.
Detail
1 pts

Are examples developed in enough detail to be interesting and useful?

Poor

Examples are not present or are not developed in enough detail to be interesting or useful.
Fair

Examples are present but include minimal detail that would make them appealing or useful to the reader.
Good

Examples are present and include sufficient detail to make them interesting or useful to the reader, though they do not qualify as excellent.
Excellent

Examples are present and include more than enough detail to make them interesting or useful to the reader
Grammar and Mechanics
2 pts

Does paper indicate that writer has control of the rules of grammar and mechanics?

Poor

Essay contains many errors, some of which are distracting to the reader.
Fair

Essay contains many several errors, most are not distracting to the reader.
Good

Essay contains a few errors, but they are not distracting to the reader.
Excellent

Essay contains one or two errors.
Word Usage
1 pts

Does writer use vocabulary appropriate to the essay.

Poor

Word usage is informal and/or inappropriate to the essay.
Fair

Word usage is appropriate but lacks sophistication expected in word choice for this essay.
Good

Word usage is appropriate but does not qualify as excellent.
Excellent

Word usage is appropriate for the essay and reflects sophistication on the part of the writer.




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