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Analytical Exemplary Proficient Partially Weak Incomplete Points
criteria Proficient
10p 8p 4p 2p
CONTENT The essay is completely relevant The essay is fairly The essay is The essay is faulty, The essay is
to topic, describing completed with all the partially completed including serious incomplete, the
places/events/characters/atmosp sequencing elements with slight logical logical impediments sequencing of the
here/ of a narrative. impediments in in the sequencing of narrative moments
reaching climax, including the sequencing the events. being inconsistent.
final reactions of the moments of the
protagonist. narrative.
ORGANIZATI There is complete logical There is a fairly There is partial There is serious Paragraphs are
ON AND connection of paragraphs due to completion of completion of the inconsistency in the incomplete, both
COHESION a judicious use of linking paragraph task. Paragraphs are organization of the linking devices,
devices, mechanics, and length organization due to partially complete paragraphs due to mechanics, and
requirements. scarce misuse of due to unfinished the misuse of the length
linking devices, ideas and scarce linking devices, requirements
mechanics, and length use of linking mechanics, and having been
requirements. devices, mechanics, length requirements disrespected.
and length
VOCABULAR A wide range of vocabulary is A range of vocabulary The range of A limited range of A very narrow
Y used appropriately and is used appropriately vocabulary is vocabulary is range of
accurately throughout the essay; and accurately in the adequately used in present within the vocabulary is
precise meaning is conveyed; essay; occasional the essay; errors in essay; less common present; errors in
minor errors are rare; spelling is errors in word word choice items of vocabulary word
very well controlled. choice/formation are /formation are are rare and may be choice/formation
The register of the narrative possible; spelling is present when more often faulty; spelling predominate;
essay is totally relevant to the well controlled with sophisticated items errors can make text spelling errors can
task, being organically occasional slips. The of vocabulary are understanding make the essay
integrated all along the register of the attempted; spelling difficult. The register obscure at times.
discourse narrative essay is can be faulty at of the narrative is The register used
relevant to the task times. inconsistent due to in the narrative
with slightly The register of the the mixture of styles essay is
incongruent lapses narrative essay is inappropriate for
within the discourse partially relevant to this type writing.
the task with a
inconsistency of
style, leading to
halts in the logical
development of
STRUCTURE A wide range of grammatical A range of A mix of complex A limited range of A very narrow
S structures is used accurately grammatical and simple grammatical range of
and flexibly throughout the structures is used grammatical structures is present grammatical
essay; minor errors are rare; accurately and with structures is present along the essay; structures is
punctuation is very well some flexibility along throughout the complex language is present within the
controlled. the essay; occasional essay; errors are rare and may be essay; errors
errors are possible; present when often faulty; predominate;
punctuation is well complex language is punctuation errors punctuation errors
controlled with attempted; can make text make the text
occasional slips. punctuation can be understanding obscure at times.
faulty at times. difficult.
EFFECT ON The interest of the reader is The text has a good The effect on the The effect on the The effect on the
TARGET aroused and sustained effect on the reader reader is reader non-relevant reader non-
READER throughout. satisfactory relevant.