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Paragraph and essay evaluation

There are many things to consider when evaluating academic writing. Of course, different teachers and schools will use their own evaluation system; most will include categories similar to those presented below.

Scoring Aspects of good writing
Exceptional: 25-23
Very good: 22-20
Average: 19-17
Needs work: 16-0
SCORE:
- Has excellent support
- It’s interesting to read
- Has unity and completeness
- Adheres to assignment parameters
Exceptional: 25-23
Very good: 22-20
Average: 19-17
Needs work: 16-0
SCORE:
Organization
Paragraph Essay
- Has topic sentence with clear controlling idea
- Has supporting sentences
- Has concluding sentence
- Has coherence and cohesion
- Has introductory paragraph with clear thesis statement
- Has body paragraphs with good organization
- Has concluding paragraph
- Has coherence and cohesion
Exceptional: 25-23
Very good: 22-20
Average: 19-17
Needs work: 16-0
SCORE:
Grammar / Structure
- Demonstrates control of basic grammar (tenses, verb forms, noun forms, preposition, articles etc)
- Show sophistication of sentence structure with complex and compound sentence
Exceptional: 25-23
Very good: 22-20
Average: 19-17
Needs work: 16-0
SCORE:
Word choice / Word form
- Demonstrates sophisticated choice of vocabulary items
- Has correct idiomatic use of vocabulary
- Has correct word forms
Exceptional: 25-23
Very good: 22-20
Average: 19-17
Needs work: 16-0
SCORE:
Mechanics
- Has good paragraph format
- Demonstrates good control over use of capital letters, periods, commas, and semicolons
- Demonstrates control over spelling
- Doesn’t have fragments, comma splices, or run-on statements
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