• Click on the rubric below to see how you will be graded on your essays. 
    Your goal is to score at least a 3 or 4 in every section.
     
     
     
     
                      Revise and edit!
     
     Use these steps to revise your essay
     before you write the final copy:
     

             IDEAS:

                  Focused topic

                  Well-developed ideas

                  Strong details
     
             ORGANIZATION: 
                   Inviting introduction
                   Useful transitions
                   Clear sequence
                   Conclusion has closure
     

             VOICE: 

                    Appropriate tone

                    Writing has feeling

                    Committed to topic

                    Honest and engaging
     

             WORD CHOICE:

                     Exact nouns and lively verbs

                     Useful modifiers

                     Meaningful phrasing

                     Considers audience
     

             SENTENCE FLUENCY: 

                     Structure gives meaning

                     Varied length

                     Sounds smooth
     

             CONVENTIONS:  

                     Spelling

                     Punctuation

                     Capitalization

                     Grammar

                     Paragraphing
     

             PRESENTATION: 

                     Neatly written

                     Even margins

                     Even word spacing

                     Graphics (if any) have purpose

     
     
     
     

     
     
Last Modified on August 16, 2017