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									                                                        Sample Student Self-Evaluated Clear Writing Rubric 2009-2010
Required Elements:                                                                                                 Student #: 1234
    Final Essay                                                                                                   IST Name: Teacher
    Works Cited Page                                                                                              Region: Sonoma
    Pre-Writing and Rough Drafts                                                                                  Semester: Fall 09
    Sample of Research
    Student Highlighted Rubric
SCORE:                          1                                                2                                                3                                               4
Writing       Essay is fewer than 5 paragraphs.            Essay is at least 5 paragraphs.                   Essay extends beyond 5 paragraphs,              Essay extends beyond 5 well-
Elements      Many paragraphs are fewer than 5             Most paragraphs are at least 5 sentences           and follows format guidelines.                   developed paragraphs, and follows
               sentences long.                               long.                                             Paragraphs include a topic sentence              format guidelines.
              Essay does not follow MLA or APA             Essay follows MLA or APA format                    and are at least 5 sentences long.              Paragraphs include a topic sentence
               format guidelines                             guidelines                                        Essay follows MLA or APA format                  and extend beyond 5 sentences long.
              Essay does not contain a thesis or           Body paragraphs do not begin with a topic          guidelines                                      Essay follows MLA or APA format
               topic sentences.                              sentence.                                         Intro grabs the reader’s interest by use         guidelines
              Intro is only one or two sentences and       Introduction is interesting but does not           of a question, anecdote, quote, or fact.        Each paragraph contains properly
               does not contain thesis statement.            contain a thesis statement.                       Thesis statement is one idea contained           formatted research.
              Conclusion is missing.                       Conclusion is only one or two sentences            in one sentence and is the last                 Intro engages the reader with
              Writing contains basic punctuation,           and does not summarize the main ideas.             sentence of the intro paragraph.                 interesting facts or anecdotes which
               spelling, and/or grammatical errors.         Title does not creatively reflect main idea       Conclusion summarizes the writer’s               leads logically to the thesis
              Essay does not have a title.                  of essay.                                          main idea.                                       statement.
              Many errors make the essay                   The essay has several errors in punctuation,      The essay has a few minor errors in            Thesis statement is well developed
               confusing and hard to read.                   spelling, or grammar.                              punctuation, spelling, or grammar.               and shows evidence of independent
              Many sentences are choppy or                 Many short, choppy sentences need to be           Title reflects thought.                          and critical thought.
               incomplete and need to be rewritten.          combined to make a better variety of              The essay is divided into a beginning,          Conclusion attempts to persuade
              The beginning, middle, and ending all         sentences.                                         middle, and an ending. Some                      reader to agree and encourages the
               run together. Paragraphs and                 The beginning or ending is weak. The               transitions are used.                            reader to question the future.
               transitions are needed.                       middle needs a paragraph for each main            Most of the sentences read smoothly,            Writing mechanics are advanced
              The topic needs to be narrowed or             point. More transitions are needed.                but more variety is needed.                      and contain no errors.
               expanded. Many more specific details         The focus of the essay needs to be clearer,       The essay is informative with a clear           Title is creative and clearly reflects
               are needed.                                   and more specific details are needed.              focus. More specific details are                 the main point of the writer.
              Essay tone is not appropriate for            Essay tone recognizes academic audience            needed.                                         Punctuation and grammar are
               academic audience.                            through most of the essay.                        Essay tone recognizes academic                   correct. Spelling is correct.
              The voice sometimes sounds unsure.           The voice sounds well-informed most of             audience through the entire essay.              The sentences flow smoothly and
              The opinion statement is unclear.             the time.                                         The voice sounds knowledgeable and               are enjoyable to read.
               Persuasive reasons are needed.               The opinion statement is clear. More               confident.                                      The organization makes the essay
              Final essay does not reflect evidence         persuasive reasons are needed.                    The opinion statement is clear, and              informative and easy to read.
               of revision.                                 Final essay includes a rough draft of essay,       most reasons support the opinion.               The topic, focus, and details make
                                                             but writer did not effectively revise essay.      Final essay includes previous drafts of          the essay truly memorable.
                                                                                                                essay reflecting effective utilization of       Essay tone recognizes academic
                                                                                                                the revising/rewriting process.                  audience throughout essay, and does
                                                                                                                                                                 not use first person “I.”
                                                                                                                                                                The voice sounds confident,
                                                                                                                                                                 knowledgeable, and enthusiastic.
                                                                                                                                                                The clear reasoning is very
                                                                                                                                                                 convincing and informative.
                                                                                                                                                                Final essay includes previous draft
                                                                                                                                                                 of essay reflecting refinement of
                                                                                                                                                                 ideas and argument within the
                                                                                                                                                                 revising/rewriting process.
                                                      Sample Student Self-Evaluated Clear Writing Rubric 2009-2010
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Required Elements:                                                                                                                   Student #: 1234
    Final Essay                                                                                                                     IST Name: Teacher
    Works Cited Page                                                                                                                Region: Sonoma
    Pre-Writing and Rough Drafts                                                                                                    Semester: Fall 09
    Sample of Research
    Student Highlighted Rubric
SCORE:                         1                                               2                                               3                                             4
Research      Essay is based entirely on writer’s        Research is limited to one or two sources.       Research extends to a variety of              Extensive research from a wide
Elements       views.                                     Research is not generated by a thesis             sources or websites to reflect a               variety of resources including
              Writer’s views are not relevant to          statement, but is a compilation of                thorough understanding of the subject          books, periodicals, and websites are
               assigned topic.                             information.                                      matter and differing views, methods,           used to thoroughly explore a critical
              Essay does not contain any evidence        Not every body paragraph contains                 etc.                                           question or theme in society,
               of outside sources.                         documented research.                             Research is done for the purpose of            science, and/or history.
              Research is copied from source             Research lacks appropriate paraphrasing –         investigating an inquisitive question         Writer poses an intriguing question
               without being a direct quote. (NOTE:        text is simply reworded or rearranged.            or thesis statement and is stated within       as a thesis statement and attempts to
               Even one copied sentence counts as         Sources are not mentioned or cited within         the essay.                                     answer it throughout the paper by
               plagiarism.)                                essay.                                           Research is sufficiently paraphrased           including differing views,
                                                          Essay does not include a properly                 as to be stated in the writer’s own            experiences, and/or theories
                                                           formatted Works Cited or Bibliography on          words, and includes a parenthetical            presented in a variety of primary
                                                           a separate page.                                  citation reference at the end of the           and secondary resources, properly
                                                          Citations within essay do not match entries       paraphrased material.                          cited.
                                                           on the Works Cited or Bibliography.              Research is documented within each            Writing reflects a variety of
                                                                                                             body paragraph and provides enough             methods of incorporating resources
                                                                                                             detail or explanation to so that the           within the text (e.g., long and short
                                                                                                             reader completely understands.                 direct quotes, use of ellipses,
                                                                                                            Sources are properly cited according           introductory phrases leading in to
                                                                                                             to APA or MLA format within the                research: “According to …,” “In
                                                                                                             paper.                                         Dr. Warner’s book, The Art of
                                                                                                            Works Cited or Bibliography is                 Science,…”)
                                                                                                             properly formatted and attached as a          Research is so well paraphrased by
                                                                                                             separate page to the essay.                    writer that it reads naturally and
                                                                                                            Citations within essay match entries           authoritatively without using the
                                                                                                             on Works Cited or Bibliography.                original author’s words.
                                                                                                                                                           Sources are properly cited according
                                                                                                                                                            to APA or MLA format within the
                                                                                                                                                            paper.
                                                                                                                                                           Works Cited or Bibliography is
                                                                                                                                                            properly formatted and attached as a
                                                                                                                                                            separate page to the essay.
                                                                                                                                                           Text citations are correct and match
                                                                                                                                                            the Works Cited or Bibliography.

								
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