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Assessing an Essay

How do we convey an argument through a written essay?

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Thesis/Claim
  • Has sharply defined, concise, compelling thesis in response to a debatable question.
  • Clear introduction presents thesis in a highly engaging, compelling manner.
  • Has clearly defined thesis in response to a debatable question.
  • Has clearly defined thesis in response to a debatable question.
  • Thesis or response to debatable question is comprehensible but not especially clear.
  • Thesis or response to debatable question is comprehensible but not especially clear.
  • Thesis or response to debatable question is not clear.
  • Thesis or response to debatable question is not clear.
Grammar
  • Has sharply defined, concise, compelling thesis in response to a debatable question.
  • Clear introduction presents thesis in a highly engaging, compelling manner.
  • Has clearly defined thesis in response to a debatable question.
  • Has clearly defined thesis in response to a debatable question.
  • Thesis or response to debatable question is comprehensible but not especially clear.
  • Thesis or response to debatable question is comprehensible but not especially clear.
  • Thesis or response to debatable question is not clear.
  • Thesis or response to debatable question is not clear.
Evidence
  • Has sharply defined, concise, compelling thesis in response to a debatable question.
  • Clear introduction presents thesis in a highly engaging, compelling manner.
  • Has clearly defined thesis in response to a debatable question.
  • Has clearly defined thesis in response to a debatable question.
  • Thesis or response to debatable question is comprehensible but not especially clear.
  • Thesis or response to debatable question is comprehensible but not especially clear.
  • Thesis or response to debatable question is not clear.
  • Thesis or response to debatable question is not clear.
Style
  • Has sharply defined, concise, compelling thesis in response to a debatable question.
  • Clear introduction presents thesis in a highly engaging, compelling manner.
  • Has clearly defined thesis in response to a debatable question.
  • Has clearly defined thesis in response to a debatable question.
  • Thesis or response to debatable question is comprehensible but not especially clear.
  • Thesis or response to debatable question is comprehensible but not especially clear.
  • Thesis or response to debatable question is not clear.
  • Thesis or response to debatable question is not clear.