Rubric

Comparing Literary Essays
Comparing Literary Essays
Criteria Ratings Pts
Introductory Paragraph of Essay

Crafts an introduction that includes a thesis statement addressing topic and provides main purpose to be addressed in this essay.
10 pts
Body Paragraphs II-V

Each Body paragraph discusses elements as directed in the assignment. Each body paragraph begins with a topic sentence, and provides sufficient evidence to support the main point introduced in each section. Paragraph ends with a clear transition into the next paragraph. (10 points per paragraph for full credit)
40 pts
Conclusion

Conclusion paragraph reinforces thesis statement in different words and provides reader with a memorable thought or new insight into the reading selection.
10 pts
MLA Format

Paper follows full MLA format conventions and includes a full heading, running head, is typed in a 12 point font, is double spaced with 1" margins. Paper follows MLA citations where applicable.
10 pts
Grammar

Paper is written cohesively with close attention to using standard English Conventions. Paper includes correct sentence structure, wording,, verb tenses, subject/verb agreement, correct pronoun reference, etc.
10 pts
Spelling & Punctuation

Paper uses correct spelling and punctuation to clearly articulate material presented. Paper demonstrates that it has been edited and proofread.
10 pts
Overall Effectiveness

Paper accomplished all elements of the assignment and stands as a well crafted and shows thorough analyzed of the readings. Paper shows original thought and a unique approach to responding to the prompts while adhering to each point.
10 pts
Total Points: 100