Essay Assignment: Argument Essay—Final Draft

For this assignment, review the feedback posted from your peer review, work your way through the revising and proofreading stages of your writing process, then submit your final version.

Assignment Instructions

  1. Review the grading rubric as listed on this page.
  2. Review the feedback posted from your peer review
  3. Work through the revising and proofreading stages of the writing process.
  4. Create a final version of your Argument Essay according to the following. Papers submitted that do not meet the requirements will be returned to you ungraded.
    • Minimum of 4 typed, double-spaced pages (about 800–950 words), Times New Roman, 12 pt font size (not including the Works Cited page)
    • Minimum of 3 credible outside sources formatted on a source page (MLA, Works Cited)
    • MLA formatting
  5. Submit your final version of your Argument Essay as a single file upload.


Grading Rubric: Argument Essay—Final Draft

Criteria Rating: Meets Expectation Approaching Expectation Point Total: 100
Ideas The paper demonstrates outstanding or above average idea development, with a thesis that articulates a clear stance about a controversial topic. The writer sufficiently defines the topic, even though development is still basic or general. __/30 pts
Content The paper demonstrates outstanding or above average evidence of supporting the main point with at least three lives of reasoning. Paragraphs are well-developed and clear, demonstrating research about the topic. Research may include examples, testimony, and fact/data that supports your position. The writer demonstrates sufficient support of the main point, but could use more supporting details. __/30 pts
Organization The organization is clear and showcases the central theme. The presentation of information is compelling. Opposing viewpoints are addressed in a logical way, and refuted. The organizational structure is strong enough to move the reader through the text without too much confusion. __/30 pts
Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions The writer demonstrates an outstanding word choice selection, flow and cadence, with well-built sentences and strong grasp of standard writing conventions. The writer demonstrates sufficient selection of words. The text tends to be more mechanical and contains some errors of standard writing conventions. __/10 pts