Writing Rubric / Grading Sheet

WRITING STYLE AND GRADING SHEET

Focus:

A focused claim, related to the texts, explicitly stated

Strong                   5

No claim made       1

Organization:

Ideas organized logically in support of the central claim; logic is apparent to readers through transitions, use of “powerful places”

Strong                   5

Disorganized,

Illogical                  1

Development of ideas:

Adequate, accurate, and complete reasoning and evidence in support of the central claim

Strong                   5

Inadequate             1

Reader-friendly:

Provides adequate context for ideas the reader is unfamiliar with, uses language and tone appropriate to establish authority and credibility

Strong                   5                 

Weak                     1

Language clarity

   Easy to read & understand

Very clear               5

Very unclear           1

Academic conventions

Integrates ideas of others,  others’ ideas are cited, quotes are integrated and used to support (not make) points, correct reference style, reference page

Strong                    5

Weak                     1

Creativity, depth, breadth, critical thinking

Correct use of

   sentence structure,

      grammar and usage

No errors               5

Many errors           1

Punctuation

Spelling/proofreading: 

Free of errors that distract the reader from the ideas

No errors               5

Many errors           1

Strengths

 

Grade

Priority issues to work on