Two Emerging Themes Essay

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Expository Writing Rubric
Expository Writing Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
Content:
The following criteria will earn you full credit for each category: • The writer clearly addresses and answers all parts of the writing prompt / assignment. • The writer effectively selects, organizes, and analyzes content, demonstrating insightful understanding of the stimulus material. • The writer’s facts, ideas, and concepts clearly support the focus, information, and explanation presented and affirm the audience’s knowledge of the topic. • The writer provides thorough development and elaboration drawn from the stimulus/research material by using relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations or other information or examples. • The writer explains and elaborates on the facts, clearly connecting them to the focus, information, or explanation.
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40.0 pts
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Essay Structure:
The following criteria will earn you full credit for each category: • The writer introduces the topic clearly and provides an observation and focus. • The writer organizes and logically groups complex ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories to create a unified whole. • The writer provides an effective concluding statement or section related to the focus, information, and explanation presented. • The writer provides sophisticated, varied transitions to clearly link the major sections of the text and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts.
threshold: pts
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30.0 pts
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Language Structure:
The following criteria will earn you full credit for each category: • The writer provides precise language, domain-specific vocabulary, and literary techniques to inform about or explain the topic. • The writer demonstrates syntactic variety by expanding, combining, and reducing sentences. • The writer establishes and maintains a formal style and objective tone. • The writer demonstrates complete control of the conventions of standard written English for sentence structure, grammar, usage, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. • The writer may make a few errors, but they do not interfere with meaning.
threshold: pts
pts
30.0 pts
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Total Points: 100.0 out of 100.0