Rubric

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Grading

Your essay is worth 100 points and 25% of your final grade and will be evaluated using the following rubric.

 Researched Argument

Excellent

(100)

Acceptable

(85)

Needs Revision

(70)

Missing

(0)

Introduction

Does the beginning of the essay introduce the topic according to the conventions of the genre?

Does the beginning of the essay introduce or foreshadow the paper’s argumentative claim? (“I argue that…”)

Body

Is there an appropriate use of secondary sources to develop a sense of the conversation surrounding the topic?

Within the paragraphs, are the sources used appropriately as evidence to support the main claim? Do the paragraphs work together to make the overall argument?

Conclusion

Does the writer discuss the significance and implications of the argument, according to the conventions of this genre?

Formatting (title, margins, spacing, font, page numbers, indentation)

Have the writers formatted their essay using MLA style (including in-text and end-text citations)?

Clear and Effective Writing

Has the essay been edited and polished for presentation?