5. Introduces the reader to the writer’s main
idea through a coherently expressed claim.
6. Develops according to a consistently recognizable structuring logic.
required length through idea development.
8. Uses specific examples and details from the
article to support judgment.
9. Uses specific examples and details from
knowledge and/or experience to support judgment.
10. Does not depend too exclusively on summary
and/or critique of the primary article to develop the judgment.
11. Includes final paragraph(s) that provide(s)
closure consistent with the main claim.
12. Use content that consistently supports the
thesis or main idea.
13. Signal new ideas, sub-ideas, or emphases.
14. Consistently maintain relationships or
connections between the ideas they develop.
15. Are developed enough to keep readers consistently
focused on the thesis or main idea.
each paragraph do connect clearly and consistently to the main emphasis of the
each paragraph do connect clearly to the meaning of sentences that
18. Do use
relevant diction and stylistic conventions appropriate for junior-level
19. Do not
contain grammatical errors that consistently distract the reader.
20. Do not
contain spelling errors that consistently distract the reader.
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