Final Essay Test: G/W 5, spring 2015 Secure Test

Final Essay Test: G/W 5, spring 2015
Secure Test
Choose only one of the following topics to write about. Write a 6-paragraph argumentative essay to support
your opinion. Check the criteria very carefully before handing in your essay.
Scoring Criteria
Title is interesting and correct. Hook is
interesting and correct. Connecting information is
complete. Thesis statement is clear and complete.
There are at least 3 sentences.
Body paragraphs each has a topic sentence (with
a main and controlling idea) that is complete,
clear, and relates back to the thesis statement.
Each body paragraph has 5 or more supporting
sentences that are on topic and develop and
explain the topic sentence fully.
Counterargument and refutation are convincing
and supported well. Modals are used
Transitions are correct and high-level.
Vocabulary (nouns, verbs, adjectives) is
articulate, high level, correct, and no words or
phrases are repeated; parts of speech are
correct; spelling is correct.
Grammar is high level and is used correctly; a
variety of level 5 grammar is used: past modals,
perfect tenses, singular/plural nouns, noun
clauses, passive voice, adjective clauses, adverb
clauses, subjunctive, gerunds, causative verbs,
parallel structure; subjects and verbs match
Punctuation is correct (no run-on sentences or
fragments). Spelling does not interfere with
Concluding paragraph has a correct transition and
reflects the thesis statement without repeating it
or bringing up new information. There are at
least 3 sentences.
Total points