The introduction states the thesis of the paper, but does not adequately preview the structure of the paper and does not have a hook there is no clear introduction of the thesis or structure of the paper there is no clear introduction of the thesis or structure of the paper transitions transitions ( ) a variety of thoughtful. Structure transitions logical progression of ideas with a clear structure that enhances the thesis transitions are mature and graceful logical progression of ideas transitions are present equally throughout essay organization is clear transitions are present no discernable organization transitions are not present. Claim/thesis: makes a clear, well- articulated, and compelling claim/ thesis - stakes out a position and directly addresses the essay question - introduced early on in essay to structure argument - claim reflects appropriate nuance cautious about dualistic or binary thinking • structure: structured carefully to support the. The paper breaks the information into whole- to-whole, similarities - to- differences, or point- by-point structure, but some information is in the wrong section some details are not in a logical or expected order, and this distracts the reader many details are not in a logical or expected order there is little sense that the writing. Process the excellent rubric below is borrowed from prof stephen kantrowitz, of the uw-madison history department (see, with additional explanations: http:// writingwiscedu/wac/node/88) the superior paper (a) structure: your thesis is clear, insightful, original, sophisticated, even exciting all ideas in the paper flow.
5, consistent choices in cohesive structures ideas flow logically within the body and reflect the introduction essay remains on topic connector words assist the reader 4, occasional lack of consistency in choice of cohesive structures and vocabulary but overall ease of communication not impaired 3, 'patchy', with some. Logical, compelling progression of ideas in essayclear structure which enhances and showcases the central idea or theme and moves the reader through the text organization flows so smoothly the reader hardly thinks about it effective, mature , graceful transitions exist throughout the essay overall, the paper is logically. Essay rubric directions: your essay will be graded based on this rubric consequently, use this rubric as a guide when writing your essay and check it again of the paper a conclusion is included the introduction states the main topic a conclusion is included there is no clear introduction, structure, or conclusion voice. The act writing test scoring rubric ideas and analysis development and essay the writer generates an argument that critically engages with multiple perspectives on the given issue the argument's thesis reflects nuance and precision in thought and purpose structures are consistently varied and clear stylistic.
Essay presents an assumed or implied central idea, though it may not take the form of a standard thesis or topic sentences summary may substitute for the thesis essay describes or summarizes rather than presents a central idea ideas may be disconnected or missing organization essay has an exemplary structure. History essay writing rubric 4 3 2 1 thesis statement thesis is clear and well developed essay is clearly organized with a logical structure that supports the thesis transitions are smooth essay is organized but the structure is not consistent transitions are present but somewhat awkward essay is not well.
Argument/opinion essay: holistic writing rubric score:2: the response is an incomplete or oversimplified essay that develops and supports an argument • attempts to establish a claim • develops, sometimes unevenly, reasons and/or evidence to support claim • attempts to use an organizational structure • makes little, if. Textual analysis essay rubric organization: essay structure and paragraphs deficiencies in this area can lower overall score, but effectiveness in this area cannot compensate for poor argument and evidence essay structure is unclear or illogical unclear paragraph organization and other structural inconsistencies will. The organizing structure of the essay is clearly appropriate to the purpose and responsive to the specific demands of the prompt the essay is skillfully crafted because the writer uses organizational strategies that are particularly well suited to the expository task the writer establishes a clear thesis statement all ideas are.