Length: minimum 4 pages, double-spaced
For this assignment, review the feedback posted from your writing community in Discussion: Argument Essay—Writing Community Review. Work your way through the revising and proofreading stages of your writing process, and submit your final version.
- Review the grading rubric as listed on this page.
- Review the feedback posted on your Google Doc from Discussion: Argument Essay—Writing Community Review.
- Work through the revise stage of the writing process.
- Work through the proofread stage of the writing process.
- 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 (see the MLA Format page as needed)
- Submitted as either a .doc, .docx, .rtf file
- Submit your final version of your Argument Essay as a single file upload.
Grading Rubric: Argument Essay—Final Draft
|Criteria||Ratings||Point Total: 100|
|Ideas||30 pts: The paper demonstrates outstanding idea development.
24 pts: The paper demonstrates above average idea development.
22 pts: The writer sufficiently defines the topic, even though development is still basic or general.
18 pts: The paper has an idea that needs to be developed.
0 pts: There is no coherent idea.
|Content||30 pts: The paper demonstrates outstanding evidence of supporting the main point.
24 pts: The paper demonstrates above average evidence of supporting the main point.
22 pts: The paper demonstrates sufficient support of the main point.
18 pts: The paper requires more supporting evidence of the main point.
0 pts: There is little content supporting the main idea.
|Organization||30 pts: The organization is outstanding and showcases the central theme. The presentation of information is compelling.
26 pts: The organizational structure is above average.
20 pts: The organizational structure is strong enough to move the reader through the text without too much confusion.
16 pts: The writing needs a clearer sense of direction. The internal structure is weak.
0 pts: The organization is poor.
|Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions||10 pts: The writer demonstrates an outstanding word choice selection, flow and cadence, with well-built sentences and strong grasp of standard writing conventions.
6 pts: The writer demonstrates above average word choice selection, flow and cadence, with well-built sentences and strong grasp of standard writing conventions.
4 pts: The writer demonstrates sufficient selection of words. The text tends to be more mechanical and contains some errors of standard writing conventions.
2 pts: The writer demonstrates a limited vocabulary and lack of fluidity. Errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, usage and grammar repeatedly distract the reader and make the text difficult to read.
0 pts: No marks.