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Focus

1

Preliminary work:

  • Does not establish a clear purpose or present a single point of view

2

Promising work:

  • Vaguely identifies a purpose or presents multiple points of view

3

Sufficient work:

  • Establishes a clear purpose and adequately maintains a single point of view

4

Polished work:

  • Sharply establishes and consistently maintains a clear purpose and a single point of view

Organization

1

Preliminary work:

  • Introduction, body, and conclusion are not identified
  • Transitions are absent
  • Paragraphs convey lists of points

2

Promising work:

  • Introduction, body, and conclusion are identified
  • Transitions are sometimes inconsistent with overall organization or some are omitted
  • Paragraphs convey vague, inconsistent, or multiple messages

3

Sufficient work:

  • Introduction, body, and conclusion are logically related
  • Transitions adequately tie sentences and paragraphs together
  • Paragraphs convey one clear message most of the time

4

Polished work:

  • Introduction, body, and conclusion are logically related
  • Transitions within sentences and between paragraphs are logical and distinct
  • Paragraphs convey one clear message

Content

1

Preliminary work:

  • Superficial information is not cited

2

Promising work:

  • Specific information is inadequate (e.g. a listing) or not cited

3

Sufficient work:

  • Specific information is relevant, adequately developed, and cited

4

Polished work:

  • Substantial amount of key information is fully developed and cited appropriately

Style

1

Preliminary work:

  • Sentences are not varied or word choice confuse readers

2

Promising work:

  • Sentence variation builds a halting rhythm because a clear purpose is absent or words convey a vague message

3

Sufficient work:

  • Sentence variation builds a rhythm and words convey a clear message

4

Polished work:

  • Sentence variation builds a clear, natural rhythm and precise words are used effectively

Conventions

1

Preliminary work:

  • Misspellings, incorrect or missing punctuation, incomplete sentences, or incorrect pronoun references and subject-verb agreement confuse and frustrate readers

2

Promising work:

  • Misspellings, incorrect or missing punctuation, incomplete sentences, or incorrect pronoun references and subject-verb agreement distract readers

3

Sufficient work:

  • Some misspellings, incorrect or missing punctuation, incomplete sentences, or incorrect pronoun references and subject-verb agreement

4

Polished work:

  • Few misspellings, incorrect or missing punctuation, incomplete sentences, or incorrect pronoun references and subject-verb agreement

Questions for members of corps

1

  • Asks 0 or 1 question or asks superficial questions

2

  • Two questions are specific, relevant and reveal in-depth review

3

  • Three questions are specific, relevant and reveal in-depth review

4

  • Four questions are specific, relevant and reveal in-depth review

5

  • Five questions are specific, relevant, and reveal in-depth review

The rubric above is based upon the "Pennsylvania Writing Assessment Holistic Scoring Guide."

The web site is gopher://psupena.psu.edu:70/0%24d%204000156.

 

Scoring Rubric

 

Total Points

Maximum Points

Focus

 

4

Organization

 

4

Content

 

4

Style

 

4

Conventions

 

4

Questions

 

5

 Total

 

25

 

x2

 

Grand Total

 

 

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