100 points—category point scale: 0-5
5: Excellent, flawless, flashes of brilliance throughout
4: Clearly above average, several flashes of brilliance
3: Satisfactory, no major problems, a few minor problems
2: below average, a few major or several minor problems
1: clearly not passing, several major and/or minor problems
0: Did not do
I will also give .5 gradations when appropriate
___ Paragraphs, topic sentences, unity of ideas
___ Argumentation: overall logical arrangement of ideas
___ Development / support: do you make connections / use plenty of examples?
___ Appropriate number and range of primary and/or secondary sources
___ All assignment components addressed
___ Conciseness: get to the point, don’t use fillers such as “on account of the fact that”
___ Sentence structure: variety and clarity
___ Word choice: use language appropriate for a college level, academic essay
___ Editing: spelling, capitalization, etc.
___ Appropriate font size and type, correct margins, etc.
___ MLA Works Cited page
___ MLA in-text citations
___ Quote integration
___ Quote explication
___ Paraphrasing quotes