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					                                  WRITING SAMPLE EVALUATION
                                   ACCELERATED PROGRAMS

APPLICANT:              ______________________________________________________________

EVALUATOR: _____________________________________ DATE: _________________

CONTENT: 4 = Excellent (clear, concise, focused)
         3 = Adequate (meets some of Excellent criteria but not all)
         2 = Marginal (meets very few of Excellent criteria)
         1 = Inadequate (does not meet standards)
                      Criteria                               Points             Weighted Score
Introduction                                                            x3
Work Experience/Abilities for Program                                   x3
Career Objectives                                                       x3
Reaching Goals                                                          x3
Conclusion                                                              x3
Details/Examples/Specifics                                              x3

MECHANICS:                     4 = Excellent (0 errors)
                               3 = Adequate (1 or 2 errors)
                               2 = Marginal (3 or 4 errors)
                               1 = Inadequate (5 or more errors)
                 Criteria                                     Points            Weighted Score
Spelling                                                                x1
Punctuation                                                             x1
Run-ons/Sentence Fragments                                              x1
Capitalization                                                          x1
Agreement (S/V and Pronoun/Antecedent)                                  x1
Verbs (consistent tenses, forms)                                        x1

ORGANIZATION: 4 = Excellent (0 errors)
              3 = Adequate (1 or 2 errors)
              2 = Marginal (3 or 4 errors)
              1 = Inadequate (5 or more errors)
                Criteria                                     Points             Weighted Score
Coherence (Logical organization)                                        x2
Transitions                                                             x2
Unity (Stays focused on subject)                                        x2

                                                        Total Weighted Score    ________________


                              Final Score (Total Weighted Score/120)             _____________

  Student must have a Final Score of 75% (90 points) or higher or the writing sample is inadequate.




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