EXPOSITORY WRITINGVOICE FOCUSED CORRECTION RUBRIC
___ The paper is honest and enthusiastic. It has the ring of conviction. ___ The language is natural yet thought-provoking. It brings thetopic to life. ___ The reader feels a strong sense of interaction with the writer andsenses the person behind the words. ___ The projected tone and voice give flavor to the writer’s messageand seem very appropriate for the purpose and the audience. ___ The reader is compelled to read on, regardless of previousknowledge or interest.
___ The writing is sincere and serious. Somemoments amuse, surprise, enlighten or move thereader. ___ Writer’s voice may emerge strongly on occasion. ___ The writer seems aware of an audience. ___ The reader is informed.
___ The writer does not seem to reach out to an audience, or makeuse of voice to connect with that audience. ___ The writer speaks in a kind of monotone that tends to flatten all potential highs and lows of the message. ___ The writing communicates on a functional level. ___ The writer is not yet sufficiently engaged or comfortable withthe topic. ___ The reader must work hard to pay attention or to get the neededinformation.
Student Name:________________________________________________Title:________________________________________ Date:___________VOICE
The writer speaks directly to the reader in away that is individualistic, expressive, and engaging. Clearly, the writer is involved inthe text and is writing for an audience.
The writer is sincere and engaged,committed, or involved. The result isleasant, personable, and effective.
Points (Partially Meets)
The writer seems sincere and somewhat engaged, committed or involved. The result is often pleasant and sometimes evenersonable, but short of compelling.
Point (Does Not Meet)
The writer seems indifferent, uninvolved, or distanced from the topic and/or the audience. s a result, the writing is flat, lifeless, or mechanical; depending on the topic. It maybe overly technical.