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Persuasive Writing


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Name: _____________________________ Tutor: ________________________________

Date: ______________________________ Title of Work: __________________________
Criteria Pts.
4 3 2 1
Position is clearly Position is clearly
stated and stated and Statement of
Position is stated, but position cannot
consistently consistently
Position is not maintained be determined.
maintained. Clear maintained.
Statement consistently
references to the References to the ____
throughout work.
issue(s) are issue(s) at hand
stated. are missing.

Evidence clearly
Evidence clearly
supports the Argument is Evidence is
Supporting supports the
position; but there supported by limited unrelated to ____
Information position; evidence
is not enough evidence. argument.
is sufficient.

Some attempt to
Structure structure the
Structure of work There is a total
developed argument has been
Organization is clearly lack of ____
reasonably well, made, but the
developed. structure.
but lacks clarity. structure is poorly

Tone is Tone enhances

Tone does not Tone is
consistent and persuasiveness,
Tone Of Letter contribute to inappropriate ____
enhances but there are
persuasiveness. to purpose.
persuasiveness. inconsistencies.

Sentence structure
is generally Work contains Work pays little
Sentence Sentence structure correct. Some structural attention to
Structure is correct. awkward weaknesses and proper sentence
sentences do grammatical errors. structure.

There are four

There is one error There are two or
Punctuation and or more errors
Punctuation & in punctuation three errors in
capitalization are in punctuation ____
Capitalization and/or punctuation and/or
correct. and/or
capitalization. capitalization.

Total ____

Notes and Comments:

The Learning Exchange ~ Source:

D. Brown/2009

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