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Essay Scoresheet

 

Name ____________________________________ Section __________ Date _____________

 

Essay Title____________________________________________________________________

 

Category

Scoring Criteria

Points

Student Evaluation

Teacher Evaluation

Thesis statement

Presented clearly and strongly

3

 

 

Strength of argument

Excellent use of arguments and details

4 (x 2)

 

 

Explanation of concepts

Thoroughly and accurately addresses the prompts

4 (x 2)

 

 

Research references

Properly cited and trustworthy

3

 

 

Mechanics

Report is typed, no larger than 12 font, 1.5 spacing and margins of 1”

2

 

 

Organization

3

 

 

All grammar and spelling are correct. Use of paragraphs aids organization.

2 (x 2)

 

 

Bibliography (MLA format)

2

 

 

 

 

Total:

25

 

 


Essay Rubric

Category

0

1

2

3

4

Thesis statement

Not present

The thesis is poorly stated, hard to find or understand

The thesis is presented, but is ambiguous, weak, or unclear

The thesis is presented clearly and uses strong language

 

Strength of Argument

Not present

Thesis is not supported by sufficient arguments

Thesis is supported by sufficient arguments but details are limited

Thesis is supported by sufficient arguments with good use of details

Thesis is supported by compelling arguments with excellent use of details

Explanation of concepts

Not present

Shows an inaccurate understanding of the prompts in the essay assignment

Shows a limited understanding of the prompts in the essay assignment

Shows an accurate understanding of most prompts in the essay assignment

Shows a thorough and accurate understanding of prompts in the essay assignment

Research references used to prepare essay are properly cited and trustworthy

Not present

In-text citations are present, but either in incorrect format or not for all cases

In-text citations are present, used correctly, and in correct format

In-text citations are present, used correctly, and in correct format.

Sources beyond those given are used

 

 

Essay is typed, double-spaced, no larger than 12 font, has margins of 1”, and is stapled. Scoresheet is attached

Not present

Essay only has some of these things

Essay has all of these things

 

 

Organization is logical

Not present

Essay exhibits lack of organization that inhibits understanding

Essay exhibits organization but has poor paragraph structure or redundancies

Essay exhibits logical organization and good paragraph. Organization strengthens argument

 

All grammar and spelling are correct

Not present

Grammar and spelling are mostly correct

Grammar and spelling are correct and the paper has clearly been proofread and edited

 

 

Bibliography

Not present

Presented but not in proper MLA format

Presented in proper MLA format

 

 

 


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