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Student:

Tiambria Malone
Project 1 Narrative - Rubric

Component
Introduction = 10 points

Story = 20 points

Exceptional

Effective

Acceptable

Unsatisfactory

10 = Well-developed
introduction engages the
reader and creates
interest. Introduction
clearly states or allows
reader to easily deduce
type of narrative
(literacy narrative or
memoir/reflection).
Thesis provides just
enough information to
provide reader with
roadmap.
20 = Well developed
body paragraphs that
combine to tell a story,
introduce and develop
characters, give details
and make points. Details
related to colors, shapes,
sounds, textures
combine to give
physical impression
without the use of
cliches. Points are made
to amuse, enlighten,
change or otherwise
connect with the
audience.

9 = Introduction creates
interest. Thesis provides
just enough information
to provide reader with
roadmap.

7 = Introduction
attempts to create
interest. Thesis may
provide too little or too
much detail.

3 = Introduction is
missing or
underdeveloped such
that the reader is
dropped into the story
with no preface or
roadmap of what to
expect.

18 = Body paragraphs
tell a story, introduce
characters, give some
details and make at least
one point.

15 = Body paragraphs
tell story and introduce
characters. Some details
are present, though
more would paint the
picture better. There
seems to be no point to
paper (other than to
fulfill assignment).

10 = Body paragraphs
tell story, but narrative
reads more than a report
than a story; or paper
otherwise fails to satisfy
elements of genre (story,
characters, points,
details).

Score

18

Conclusion = 10 points

10 = Conclusion
effectively wraps up and
goes beyond restating
the thesis.
Structure and Organization 10 = Logical
= 10 points
progression of ideas
with a clear structure
(simple sequence, build
toward a climax, or
other clearly identifiable
structure) that enhances
the thesis. Transitions
are mature and graceful.

9 = Conclusion
7 = Conclusion is
effectively summarizes recognizable.
narrative.

3 = Conclusion is
unrecognizable or
missing.

9 = Logical progression 7 = Organization is


of ideas. Transitions are clear. Transitions are
present equally
present.
throughout essay.

5 = No discernable
organization.
Transitions are not
present.

Style and Conventions = 15


points

13= Writing is clear and


sentences have varied
structure. Uses figures
of speech, active voice
and dialogue.

5 = Writing is
confusing, hard to
follow. May also
include inconsistent use
of first person.

15 = Writing is smooth,
skillful, coherent.
Narrative is tight (keeps
action moving) and
expressive (captures gist
of events). Uses figures
of speech appropriately
and favors active rather
than passive voice.
Develops characters
through action and
dialogue, rather than
simply telling audience
what to think of
character.

10 = Writing is clear,
but sentences may lack
variety. Uses figures of
speech, active voice, or
dialogue.

10

Grammar and Conventions =


5 points

Assignment Requirements =
5 points

5 = Punctuation,
spelling, capitalization
are correct. No errors.
5 = All detail
requirements are
satisfied: (1) Typed,
double-spaced, 12-point
standard font; (2) 1 inch
margins on all sides; (3)
First line is name, next
line is title and
following line begins
paper; (4) At least 2
pages; (5) File named as
instructed.

4 = Punctuation,
spelling, capitalization
are generally correct,
with few errors. (1-2)
4 = At least 4 of 5 detail
requirements satisfied.

75
100%

Draft 1
Peer Review
Final
Reflection
Overall Project 1
Overall Course Grade

3 = A few errors in
punctuation, spelling,
capitalization. (3-4)

3 = At least 3 of 5 detail 2 = Fails to satisfy at


requirements satisfied. least 3 detail
requirements.

66
88%

Points Available
20
10
75
20
125

Points Earned
0
10
60
0
70

221

130

2 = Distracting errors in
punctuation, spelling,
capitalization.

52
69%
Percentage

30
40%
Letter Grade

56.0%

58.8%

4
60
80%