Fiction Essay Grading Rubric
Essential requirements for grading:
1. The essay has been submitted to SafeAssign.
2. The essay addresses the writing prompt.
3. The essay follows assignment instructions (-5 pt. deduction for not following instructions).
Content | Good/Excellent (45–39) | Fair/Competent (38–31) | Deficient (30–0) |
Development(CCLO # 2)/45pts | * Major points are stated clearly and are well-supported * Content is persuasive and comprehensive * Content and purpose of the writing is clear * Thesis has a strong claim. The audience is clear and appropriate for the topic * Supportive information (if required) is strong and addresses writing focus | * Major points are addressed but clarity or support is limited * Content is somewhat persuasive or comprehensive * Content is inconsistent (lack of clear purpose and /or clarity) * Thesis could be stronger * Supportive information (if required) ...view middle of the document...
d to the writing | * Adequately organized with some areas 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 | * Organization and structure detract from the writer’s message * Introduction and/or conclusion is incomplete or missing * Paragraphs are not unified (more than one topic / missing or inadequate controlling and concluding sentences) * Transitions are missing * Conclusion, if present, fails to serve its purpose |
Mechanics | Good/Excellent | Fair/Competent | Deficient |
Grammar and Diction(CCLO # 1, 3)/45pts | * The writing reflects grammatical, punctuation, and spelling standards * Language is accurate, appropriate, and effective * Writing’s tone is appropriate and highly effective | * The writing contains some grammatical, punctuation, and/or spelling errors * Language is unclear, awkward or inappropriate in parts * The writing’s tone is generally appropriate and moderately effective | * The writing contains many grammatical, punctuation and/or spelling errors * Language use is largely inaccurate or inappropriate * The writing’s tone is ineffective and/or inappropriate |
Form | Good/Excellent (15–11) | Fair/Competent (10–5) | Deficient (4–0) |
Format:MLA/APA/Turabian PaperRequirements(CCLO #6)/15pts | * Writing correctly follows formatting guidelines * Parenthetical and bibliographical source citations are used correctly and appropriately | * Writing follows most formatting guidelines, but some flaws are detected * Parenthetical and bibliographical source citations are incorrectly formatted or used | * Writing lacks many elements of correct formatting * Parenthetical and bibliographical source citations and/or references are not provided |
Total Assessment | Development(CCLO # 2) | Organization and Structure(CCLO # 1) | Grammar and Diction(CCLO #1,3) | Format : MLA/APA/Turabian Paper Requirements(CCLO # 6) | Total Points |
| /45 | /45 | /45 | /15 | /150 |
Grade Scale | A | B | C | D | F |
| A = 150–135 | B = 134–120 | C = 119–105 | D = 104–90 | F = 89–0 |