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Free topic essay

First Period

Professor: Cristina De los Rios Valds


Students Name:

__________________________________________________________

Grade: ______________

CATEGORY
Grammar & Spelling

4 - Above Standards
Author makes no errors in
grammar or spelling that
distracts the reader from the
content.

3 - Meets Standards
Author makes 1-5 errors in
grammar or spelling that distract
the reader from the content.

2 - Approaching Standards
Author makes 5-10 errors in
grammar or spelling that distract
the reader from the content.

1 - Below Standards
Author makes more than 10
errors in grammar or spelling
that distracts the reader from
the content.

Sequencing

Arguments and support are


provided in a logical order
that makes it easy and
interesting to follow the
authors train of thought.

Arguments and support are


provided in a fairly logical order
that makes it reasonably easy to
follow the author's train of
thought.

A few of the support details or


arguments are not in an expected
or logical order, distracting the
reader and making the essay
seem a little confusing.

Many of the support details or


arguments are not in an
expected or logical order;
distracting the reader and
making the essay seem very
confusing.

Sentence Structure

All sentences are wellconstructed with varied


structure.

Most sentences are wellconstructed and there is some


varied sentence structure in the
essay.

Most sentences are well


constructed, but there is no
variation is structure.

Most sentences are not wellconstructed or varied.

Sources

All sources used for quotes,


statistics and facts are
credible and cited correctly.

All sources used for quotes,


statistics and facts are credible
and most are cited correctly.

Most sources used for quotes,


statistics and facts are credible
and cited correctly.

Many sources are suspect (not


credible) AND/OR are not cited
correctly.

Length and originality

The paper has the required


length (250-500 words) and
it was written by the student

The paper almost has the


required length (230 words more
or less) and it was written by the
student

The paper does not cover the


required length, but it is original
and is written properly

The paper has the required


length (250-500 words) but it
was not written by the student,
it is an internet download

Capitalization &
Punctuation

Author makes no errors in


capitalization or punctuation,
so the essay is exceptionally
easy to read.

Author makes 1-5 errors in


capitalization or punctuation, but
the essay is still easy to read.

Author makes a few errors in


capitalization and/or punctuation
that catch the reader's attention
and interrupt the flow.

Author makes several errors in


capitalization and/or
punctuation that catch the
reader's attention and interrupt
the flow.

Due date and draft

The student delivered a draft


on time and delivered the
final paper on the correct
due date

The student didnt deliver a draft


on time but he/she delivered the
final paper on the correct due
date

The student didnt deliver a draft


on time but he/she delivered the
final paper outside the correct
due date

The sent an electronic paper


outside the correct due date,
with no draft before hand

Score