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Name: _________________________________

Student teacher: Kritzia López
Category

16-20 pts.
Very well developed introduction and thesis
statement.

Introduction
&
Thesis
Statement

Body
Paragraphs
(Topic
Sentences
&
Supporting
Details)
Category

Conclusion

*They engage the reader and create interest.
*They cover both subjects and the author's point
for the comparison or the contrast.
*Each paragraph contains a clearly focused topic
sentence that relates to the thesis statement.
*Details in the paragraphs are clear and specific,
and there are enough details to create vivid
images for a thorough comparison or contrast.
*The details clearly support the author's point for
the comparison/contrast.
9- 10 pts.
The concluding paragraph effectively unifies the
essay around the subjects and the point used for
comparison or contrast.
* It contains an engaging and interesting point
about the comparison or contrast of the subjects.

Overall
Organization
&
Structure

*Memorable introduction and conclusion are
clearly linked and establish focus.
* Sequencing of details is effective and logical.
*Transitions effectively tie the ideas of the paper
together

Grammar
&
Mechanics

Author makes no errors in grammar or spelling
that distract the reader from the content.

Creative Writing Assignment: Compare and Contrast Essay Rubric
11-15 pts.

6- 10 pts.

0-5 pts.

Introduction and thesis
statement create interest
and are fairly well
developed. But while they
cover both subjects,
they are not very
engaging.
*Each paragraph contains a
topic sentence that relates
to the thesis statement.

Introduction and thesis statement
introduce the subjects for
comparison or contrast, but they
either do not give accurate and
complete information, or they do
not emphasize the author's point
for the comparison or contrast.
*At least one topic sentence is
not clear nor does it relate to the
thesis statement.

Introduction and thesis
statement do not introduce
both subjects for comparison
or contrast, or they may not be
a complete sentence. No
controlling point about the
subjects is evident.
*There are no apparent topic
sentences for each paragraph.
*Details are either wrong or
lacking. No vivid sense
language is used. Or the
details do not fit the author's
point for the
comparison/contrast.
2- 0 pts.
There is no conclusion evident
in the essay, or the conclusion
is not related to the remainder
of the essay.

*Details are clear and
specific, but they do not
vividly support the author's
point for the
comparison/contrast.
8- 6 pts.
The concluding paragraph
unifies the essay around
the subjects and the point
used for comparison or
contrast, but it is not very
engaging or interesting.
*Effective introduction and
conclusion are clearly
linked and establish focus.

*There are details, but they are
not clear, specific, and vivid, or
both subjects are not given
roughly the same amount of
space.
5- 3 pts.
The concluding paragraph
makes a point about the subjects
for comparison or contrast, but it
does not unify or "wrap-up" the
essay effectively.

*Introduction and conclusion
attempt to establish focus.

*Introduction /conclusion may
be absent or lack focus.

*Sequencing of details is
logical.

* Sequencing of details is
limited.

* Sequencing of details is not
clear.

*Transitions attempt to tie
the ideas of the paper
together.
Author makes 1-2 errors in
grammar or spelling that
distract the reader from the
content.

*Transitions are limited.

* Transitions are not evident

Author makes 3-4 errors in
grammar or spelling that distract
the reader from the content.

Author makes more than 4
errors in grammar or spelling
that distract the reader from
the content.

Score
s

* Turning in an essay after the assigned date will result in taking off points (per day) from the overall score.

Total points: _______/ 70