Category Exceeds Standard Meets Standard Nearly Meets Standard Does Not Meet Standard No Evidence Score

 

Title Page

Title

Your Name, Teacher’s Name, Course Period,

Date, Neatly finished-no errors

Evidence of four

Evidence of 3

Evidence of 2 or less

Absent

 

 

Thesis Statement

Clearly and concisely states the paper’s purpose in a single sentence, which is engaging, and thought provoking.

Clearly states the paper’s purpose in a single sentence.

States the paper’s purpose in a single sentence.

Incomplete and/or unfocused.

Absent, no evidence

 

 

Introduction

The introduction is engaging, states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper.

The introduction states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper.

The introduction states the main topic but does not adequately preview the structure of the paper.

There is no clear introduction or main topic and the structure of the paper is missing.

Absent, no evidence

 

Body

Each paragraph has thoughtful supporting detail sentences that develop the main idea.

Each paragraph has sufficient supporting detail sentences that develop the main idea.

Each paragraph lacks supporting detail sentences.

Each paragraph fails to develop the main idea.

Not applicable

 

Organization-

Structural Development of the Idea

Writer demonstrates logical and subtle sequencing of ideas through well-developed paragraphs; transitions are used to enhance organization.

Paragraph development present but not perfected.

Logical organization; organization of ideas not fully developed.

No evidence of structure or organization.

Not applicable

 

Conclusion

The conclusion is engaging and restates the thesis.

The conclusion restates the thesis.

The conclusion does not adequately restate the thesis.

Incomplete and/or unfocused.

Absent

 

 

Mechanics

No errors in punctuation, capitalization and spelling.

Almost no errors in punctuation, capitalization and spelling.

Many errors in punctuation, capitalization and spelling.

Numerous and distracting errors in punctuation, capitalization and spelling.

Not applicable

 

Usage

No errors sentence structure and word usage.

Almost no errors in sentence structure and word usage.

Many errors in sentence structure and word usage.

Numerous and distracting errors in sentence structure and word usage.

Not applicable

 

 

Citation

All cited works, both text and visual, are done in the correct format with no errors.

Some cited works, both text and visual, are done in the correct format.

Inconsistencies evident.

Few cited works, both text and visual, are done in the correct format.

Absent

Not applicable

 

Bibliography

Done in the correct format with no errors. Includes more than 5 major references (e.g. science journal articles, books, but no more than two internet sites. Periodicals available on-line are not considered internet sites)

Done in the correct format with few errors. Includes 5 major references (e.g. science journal articles, books, but no more than two internet sites. Periodicals available on-line are not considered internet).

Done in the correct format with some errors. Includes 4 major references (e.g. science journal articles, books, but no more than two internet sites. Periodicals available on-line are not considered internet).

Done in the correct format with many errors. Includes 3 major references (e.g. science journal articles, books, but no more than two internet sites. Periodicals available on-line are not considered internet sites.)

Absent or the only sites are internet sites.