College Essay Grading Rubric by malj

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									                             College Essay Grading Rubric

        You will have two grades for this project. Each grade is worth a test grade mark,
thus please follow the directions as closely as possible. Your first grade will be on
mechanics. Therefore, please proofread critically and have someone else help edit your
work. I will take points off for each mistake by following the mechanics chart that I gave
you from Mississippi State University.

       Your second test grade will comply with the following rubric:

4 This will represent the A range                    Essay answers the question with
                                                      sincerity
                                                     Essay illustrates the personality of
                                                      the writer by employing a strong
                                                      tone. At least one line or image
                                                      should reflect the writer.
                                                     To create tone the writer has
                                                      utilized four of the following tools:
                                                      effective details; narrative pace with
                                                      a variety of sentence structures and
                                                      syntax; imagery appealing to more
                                                      than one sense; personification;
                                                      metaphor; simile; antithesis;
                                                      allusion; sound effects such as
                                                      alliteration; assonance; and
                                                      consonance;
                                                     99% of the paper is in active voice.
                                                     When using passive voice or
                                                      linking verb, the writer has used it
                                                      to underline meaning
3 This will represent the B range                    Essay answers the question
                                                     May not be able to see the
                                                      personality of the writer
                                                     To create tone, the writer has
                                                      employed two of the preceding
                                                      tools
                                                     90-99% of paper is in active voice.
                                                      The writer does not effectively use
                                                      passive or linking verbs.
2 This will represent the C range                    Essay answers only part of the
                                                      question
                                                     May not be able to see the
                                                      personality of the writer
                                                     To create tone, the writer has only
                                                      used one of the preceding tools
                                                     80-90% Active voice
1 This will represent the D range      Essay only makes reference to the
                                        question
                                       No personality illustrated in the
                                        essay at all.
                                       No effort to create tone
                                       No effort to put the paper into
                                        active voice.

								
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