Poetry Essay Grading Rubric

Poetry Essay Grading Rubric

Criteria Levels of Achievement Points Earned
Excellent/Good Fair/Competent Deficient

(CCLO #2)

39 to 45 points

· Major points are stated clearly and are well-supported.

· Content is persuasive and comprehensive.

· Content and purpose of the writing are clear.

· Thesis has a strong claim.

· Audience is clear and appropriate for the topic.

· Supportive information (if required) is strong and addresses writing focus.

31 to 38 points

· Major points are addressed, but clarity or support is limited.

· Content is somewhat persuasive or comprehensive.

· Content is inconsistent and lacks clear purpose and/or clarity).

· Thesis could be stronger.

· Supportive information (if required) needs strengthening or does not address writing focus.

0 to 30 points

· Major points are unclear and/or insufficiently supported.

· Content is missing essentials.

· Content has unsatisfactory purpose, focus, and clarity.

· Supportive information (if required) is missing.

Organization and Structure

(CCLO #1)

39 to 45 points

· Writing is well-structured, clear, and easy to follow.

· Introduction is compelling and forecasts the topic and thesis.

· Each paragraph is unified and has a clear central idea.

· Transitional wording is present throughout the writing.

· Conclusion is a logical end to the writing.

31 to 38 points

· Writing is adequately organized, but some areas are difficult to follow.

· Introduction needs to provide a stronger gateway into the writing.

· Some paragraphs lack unity and coherence.

· Better transitions are needed to provide fluency of ideas.

· Conclusion is trite or barely serves its purpose.

0 to 30 points

· Organization and structure detract from the writer’s message.

· Introduction and/or conclusion is/are incomplete or missing.

· Paragraphs are not unified (e.g. more than 1 topic included, missing or inadequate controlling and concluding sentences).

· Transitions are missing.

· Conclusion, if present, fails to serve its purpose.

Grammar and Diction

(CCLO #1, #3)

39 to 45 points

· The writing reflects correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling standards.

· Language is accurate, appropriate, and effective.

· The writing’s tone is appropriate and highly effective.

31 to 38 points

· The writing contains some grammar, punctuation, and/or spelling errors.

· Language is unclear, awkward, or inappropriate in parts.

· The writing’s tone is generally appropriate and moderately effective.

0 to 30 points

· The writing contains many grammar, punctuation, and/or spelling errors.

· Language use is largely inaccurate or inappropriate.

· The writing’s tone is ineffective and/or inappropriate.

Format: Current MLA/APA/ Turabian Paper Requirements

(CCLO #6)

11 to 15 points

· Writing correctly follows formatting guidelines.

· Parenthetical and bibliographical source citations are used correctly and appropriately.

5 to 10 points

· Writing follows most formatting guidelines, but some flaws are detected.

· Parenthetical and bibliographical source citations are incorrectly formatted or used.

0 to 4 points

· Writing lacks many elements of correct formatting.

· Parenthetical and bibliographical source citations and/or references are not provided.

Total /150

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