PERSUASIVE TEXT (EXPOSITION)
Assessable A B C D E
The student work demonstrates evidence of:
Comprehensive knowledge & Thorough knowledge & Satisfactory knowledge & Variable knowledge and Rudimentary knowledge &
Knowledge & understanding of concepts, understanding of concepts, understanding of concepts, understanding of concepts, understanding of concepts,
Understanding of facts & procedures relating to facts & procedures relating to facts & procedures relating to facts & procedures relating to facts & procedures relating to
Aid Organization their chosen aid organization. their chosen aid organization. their aid organization. their aid organization. their chosen aid organization.
Discerning and controlled use Purposeful and effective use Appropriate and competent Variable use of language Rudimentary use of language
Persuasive Text of language elements and text of language elements and text use of language elements and elements text structure. eg elements and text structure.
structure. eg structure. eg text structure. eg Overview is present, but eg
Overview provides a Overview provides a Overview provides a clear needs work to make it Overview is present, but
clear, strong & concise clear, strong statement of statement of the author's more concise, strong and does not make the
statement of the author's the author's position on position on the topic. clear. author's position clear.
position on the topic the topic The conclusion is evident. The conclusion is There is no conclusion -
The conclusion is very The conclusion is strong The author's position is recognizable. The the paper just ends.
powerful and leaves the and leaves the reader restated but may lack author's attempts to
reader with a very clear solidly understanding the some strength. A little restate their position but
understanding of the writer's position. There is repetition may be evident. may leave out points
writer’s position. There is no repetition. and/or be overly
not repetition. repetitive.
Demonstrates a clear Demonstrates a clear Demonstrates an Demonstrates a basic Demonstrates very little
understanding of the potential understanding of the potential understanding of the potential understanding of the potential understanding of the potential
audience; supports, audience; supports, audience; supports the audience; a limited effort is audience (writes for self);
influences, engages and influences, engages and reader; attempts to engage made to support, influence, reader is unmoved by
affects the reader through affects the reader through use the audience; influences or engage and affect the reader language choice. Viewpoint
precise and sustained use of of language but not always affects the reader at times through use of language but lacks strength and clarity and
language. Argues from a sustained. Argues from a through use of language but the viewpoint lacks strength the argument can be
clear viewpoint; clear viewpoint. not always sustained. and clarity. confused.
Viewpoint is clear to the
reader but reader feels more
could be added to strengthen
All paragraphs are focused on All paragraphs are focused on All paragraphs are focused on Paragraphing is evident; most No use of paragraphing is
one idea or like ideas. All one idea or like ideas. All one idea or like ideas. Most paragraphs are focused on evident. No use of topic
paragraphs start with a topic paragraphs start with a topic paragraphs start with a topic one idea or like ideas. A few sentences evident.
sentence that flows easily to sentence and tend to flow sentence but flow may need paragraphs contain topic
the rest of the writing and is reasonably well to the rest of some work. sentences but are clumsily
not overly obvious. the writing. used.
All sentences are correct. Sentences are correct (allow All sentences are correct but Most simple sentences are Most sentences are not well
Writing contains controlled for occasional typo eg. a can lack variety. Meaning is correct. Meaning is constructed or varied.
and well-developed sentences missing word). Demonstrates clear. predominantly clear. Meaning is usually clear.
that express precise meaning variety in length, structure and
and are consistently effective. beginnings. Meaning is clear
and sentences enhance
Arguments and support are Arguments and support are Arguments and support are A few of the support details or Many of the support details or
provided in a very logical provided in a logical order that provided in a fairly logical arguments are not in an arguments are not in an
order that makes it extremely makes it easy and interesting order that makes it reasonably expected or logical order, expected or logical order,
smooth to read and engaging. to follow the author's train of easy to follow the author's distracting the reader and distracting the reader and
eg thought. train of thought. making the essay seem a little making the essay seem very
An extended highly confusing. confusing.
cohesive piece of writing
showing continuity of
writing and linking of
Writer powerfully manipulates Writer uses words that affect Writer uses emotive or Some attempts at choosing Unimaginative, non-specific
words to affect the audience the audience through the use controlling language in an words that convey an impact; word choice; language is
through the use of emotive or of emotive or controlling effort to affect the audience. a few words are effective. incorrect. There is little
controlling language. Words language. Writer's language is correct Overall the writer's language evidence of any emotive or
are chosen for their impact. but does not always have an but does not have an impact controlling language.
impact on the persuasive on the persuasive message.
message. Unimaginative, non-specific
word choice is also evident.
Very few (if any) spelling Correct spelling of: Correct spelling of: Correct spelling of: Correct spelling of:
errors in the essay. Correct all common words most common words most simple words most simple words
spelling of: a few errors in difficult or some errors in difficult or most common words some common words
all common words challenging words challenging words (errors do not outweigh (errors evident in common
very few (if any) difficult (errors do not outweigh correct spelling, spell-check words)
or challenging words correct spelling, spell-check and dictionaries should have
and dictionaries should have been used)
Writing contains accurate use All sentence punctuation is Sentences mostly correct with Some accurately punctuated Some correct use of capital
of all applicable punctuation. correct. Mostly correct use of some other punctuation sentences (beginning and letters to start sentences OR
So the text is exceptionally other punctuation. So the text correct. end). Some noun full stops to end sentences.
easy to read. is smoothly and efficiently capitalization where Punctuation is minimal and of
read. OR applicable. Some punctuation little assistance to the reader.
assists with reading text.
Accurate sentence punctation,
nothing else used.
So text is adequately read.