Student Name: ______________________________ Student Grade: _________/100 points
Format ____________/10 points:
Title is centered.
First line of each paragraph is indented.
There are margins on both sides.
Text is double-space, size 12.
The essay includes the student’s name, instructor’s name, date, and assignment title in
the upper-left hand corner.
The essay includes a list of Works Cited along with in-text citations.
Content & Organization ____________/45 points:
The essay addresses the topic by comparing and contrasting two careers.
The essay follows the outline and has a clear, introduction, body, and conclusion.
The introduction includes a thesis statement.
Each body paragraph discusses a new point and begins with a clear topic sentence.
The body paragraphs have specific supporting details.
Each body paragraph has unity and coherence.
The writer uses transitions to connect paragraphs.
There is a conclusion paragraph that summarizes the main point or paraphrases the thesis statement.
Grammar/Sentence Structure/Spelling/Mechanics ____________/45 points:
The summary has been edited and does not include any major and/or distracting grammar errors.
Sentences are complete.
Punctuation and Capitalization is used correctly.
Spelling is accurate.