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Persuasive Essay : American reasons for going to war in Vietnam

Teacher Name: Mr. Hall

Student Name:

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CATEGORY
Focus or Thesis
Statement

Evidence and
Examples

Accuracy

Sequencing

Audience

Grammar & Spelling

4 - Above Standards
The thesis statement
names the topic of
the essay and outlines
the main points to be
discussed.
All of the evidence
and examples are
specific, relevant and
explanations are given
that show how each
All supportive facts
and statistics are
reported accurately.

3 - Meets Standards
The thesis statement
names the topic of
the essay.

Most of the evidence


and examples are
specific, relevant and
explanations are given
that show how each
Almost all supportive
facts and statistics are
reported accurately.

2Approaching Standar
ds
The thesis statement
outlines some or all of
the main points to be
discussed but does
not name the topic.
At least one of the
pieces of evidence
and examples is
relevant and has an
explanation that
Most supportive facts
and statistics are
reported accurately.

Arguments and
support are provided
in a logical order that
makes it easy and
interesting to follow
Demonstrates a clear
understanding of the
potential reader and
uses appropriate
vocabulary and
Author makes no
errors in grammar or
spelling that distract
the reader from the
content.

Arguments and
support are provided
in a fairly logical order
that makes it
reasonably easy to
Demonstrates a
general understanding
of the potential
reader and uses
vocabulary and
Author makes 1-2
errors in grammar or
spelling that distract
the reader from the
content.

A few of the support


details or arguments
are not in an expected
or logical order,
distracting the reader
Demonstrates some
understanding of the
potential reader and
uses arguments
appropriate for that
Author makes 3-4
errors in grammar or
spelling that distract
the reader from the
content.

Date Created: Sep 03, 2015 09:46 am (CDT)

going to war in Vietnam

1 - Below Standards Score


The thesis statement
does not name the
topic AND does not
preview what will be
discussed.
Evidence and
examples are NOT
relevant AND/OR are
not explained.
Most supportive facts
and statistics were
inaccurately reported.

Many of the support


details or arguments
are not in an expected
or logical order,
distracting the reader
It is not clear who the
author is writing for.

Author makes more


than 4 errors in
grammar or spelling
that distract the
reader from the