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Here's a detailed rubric on how your essays will be graded in this class.

When I grade your essays, I actually grade them holistically carefully. I don't try to determine whether you receive a 3 or 4 for your idea, a 4 or 5 for your organization, or a 2 or 3 for your deve about what aspects I look at and what kind of criteria I use when I grade your essay. Therefore, use this rubric as a guideline when y Point/Grade Ideas topic thesis focus purpose 6 (A) Ideas are insighful, thought-provoking, and focused so that they consistently support a central idea. 5 (A-/B+) Ideas are focused to support the topic and a central idea, but may not be consistently insightful or thought-provoking. 4 (B) Ideas support the topic and central idea with some focus.

3 (C

Ideas are clich general, but d some support or a central id

Organization structure coherence unity transitions

Organization is coherent, unified and effective in support of the paper's purpose and consistently demonstrates effective and appropriate transitions between ideas and paragraphs. Development includes abundant details and examples that arouse audience interest. Provides relevant, concrete, specific and insightful evidence in support of sound logic.

Organization is coherent, unified and effective in support of the paper's purpose and usually demonstrates effective and appropriate transitions between ideas and paragraphs. Development is uneven, but more than adequate with details and examples that arouse audience interest. Provides relevant, concrete evidence in support of sound logic.

Organization is mostly coherent and unified in support of the essay's purpose, but could be tighter and more effective. May demonstrate weak transitions between ideas or paragraphs. Development is adequate. Details and examples provide concrete, specific evidence in support of sound logic.

Organization coherent in su essay's purpos ineffective at may demonstr or weak transi between ideas paragraphs.

Development details evidence examples logic arguments

Development sufficient but providing ade details and ex some places. E and reasons m a few logical f unsupported c

Audience

Writing targets and Demonstrates a general demonstrates an awareness awareness of audience of audience. Style is confident, readable and rhetorically effective in tone, incorporating varied sentence structure and precise word choice. Grammar, spelling, and punctuation are conventionally appropriate. Style is confident, readable and rhetorically effective in tone, incorporating varied sentence structure and word choice. Very few "errors" in grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Demonstrates an uneven awareness of audience

Audience awa be vague.

Style sentence structure word choice tone

Style is readable and rhetorically effective in tone, incorporating some varied sentence structure.

Style is readab inconsistent in sometimes lac sentence varie effective word

Grammar & Mechanics grammar spelling punctuation

Few "errors" in grammar, spelling and punctuation

Some distract serious, probl grammar, spel punctuation.

Format presentation sources documentation

Format is correct, meets all assignment directions, and works expertly to support the essay's purpose.

Format is correct, meets all assignment directions, and supports the essay's purpose.

Format is correct, meets all assignment directions, and works generally to support the essay's purpose

Format is mos meets critical assignment di and works mo support the es purpose.