PimaCountyCommunityCollege East Campus A Rubric for Writing Projects Dr. C.L. Nicely Writing Below are ten, general categories used to assess individual writing projects. Each category has a value of ten points to contribute to an overall value of 100 points for the writing project. Mechanics: _____ 1. The spelling displays and adequate level of mastery expected for academic writing. _____ 2. The punctuation exhibited in the writing is acceptable for this level of academic work. _____ 3. There are no errors in syntax: run-ons, fragments, _____ 4. The format conforms to the standards of MLA _____ 5. The diction is appropriate for the subject and for the audience. _____ 6. The grammar exhibited in the writing sample is acceptable for this level of academic work. Content: _____ 7. The assigned subject is clearly addressed in a topic sentence. There is a clear introduction which previews the development of the thesis. _____ 8. The body is strongly supported with three or more details, facts, or examples. . ______ 9. There is a strong summary and review of the development and thesis sentence. _____ Notes: 10. The composition style is correctly interpreted (ie. Narrative, Comparison).