Criteria Voice and fluency Possible Points All sentences are clear? Author has maintained verb tense? Do transitions lead reader appropriately? Has author used rich, descriptive language Is parallel structure used appropriately? 5 5 5 5 5 Format 25 Clear, well articulated thesis found in introductory paragraph? Each paragraph contains a topic sentence. Each paragraph sequentially develops an idea in the thesis? Final paragraph shows author trying to conclude ideas. The author has made a good attempt to wrap up his or her ideas. 8 Content 25 Are the characteristics of the definition correctly explained? The definition is explained correctly through the selected literary perspective. Is the definition developed through the use of analogy, comparison, antithesis and example? Are there three supporting details in each body paragraph? Is there sufficient elaboration? 8 Conventions 25 Correct capitalization and spelling? Citation punctuation is correct MLA? Verbs agree with subjects? No run ons? Pronouns use/case correct? 5 5 5 5 5 Total 100 Student Teacher 25 7 5 5 7 5 5 Expectations for assignment: The paper should be typed, 1 1/2 or double-spaced in 12 pt plain font with appropriate heading and title. It must be turned in on time. If these expectations are not met, the teacher may deduct points or refuse assignment.