Essay Rubric

Quinn Essay Rubric

CATEGORY

A – Exemplary

B – Proficient

C – Needs Improvement

D/F – Unsatisfactory

Score

Introduction

All elements included in a sophisticated paragraph. Hook/Topics/Thesis

15

Most elements included and written in a meaningful way.

13

Few elements, with a weak thesis and/or weak topics.

10

No clear thesis or purpose.

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Body Paragraphs

Thought­provoking

strong topics which directly support the thesis

30

Good topics, which support the thesis.

27

Weak topics that do not clearly support thesis.

25

No clear topics or explanations to support thesis.

20>

Evidence

Can seamlessly apply more than 6 pieces of textural evidence and analysis.

30

Can apply 6 pieces of textural evidence and analysis.

27

Can apply 4­5 pieces of textural evidence and analysis, which do not clearly support thesis.

25

Cannot apply enough textural evidence and analysis to support thesis.

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Conclusion

Sophisticated and convincing restatement of the thesis and summary of topics.

15

Solid restatement of the thesis and summary of topics.

12

Inadequate restatement of thesis with little or no summary of topics.

10

No restatement of thesis.

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Structure & Grammar

1 ­ 4 errors with perfect MLA format.

10

5 ­ 10 errors with near perfect MLA format.

6

More than 10 errors and near perfect MLA format.

5

Formatted improperly with more than 15 errors.

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