Evaluation


CATEGORY
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INTRODUCTION (Organization)
The introduction is inviting, states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper.
The introduction clearly states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper, but is not particularly inviting to the reader.
The introduction states the main topic, but does not adequately preview the structure of the paper nor is it particularly inviting to the reader.
There is no clear introduction of the main topic or structure of the paper.
VOICE (Recognition of Reader)
The reader's questions are anticipated and answered thoroughly and completely.
The reader's questions are anticipated and answered to some extent.
The reader is left with one or two questions. More information is needed to "fill in the blanks".
The reader is left with several questions.
CONTENT
(Support for Topic) 
Relevant, telling, quality details give the reader important information that goes beyond the obvious or predictable.
Supporting details and information are relevant, but one key issue or portion of the storyline is unsupported.
Supporting details and information are relevant, but several key issues or portions of the storyline are unsupported.
Supporting details and information are typically unclear or not related to the topic.
CAPITALIZATION
All sentences and proper nouns have capital letters, with lowercase letters used correctly in all words.
Most sentences and/or proper nouns have capital letters with lowercase letters used correctly in most words..
Most sentences and/or proper nouns have capital letters.
Some sentences and/or proper nouns have capital letters.
INDENTATION
Paragraphs are properly indented.
Paragraphs are in obvious block format.
Paragraphs are evident but not distinctly defined.
Indentation is not evident.
SPELLING
All words are spelled correctly.
Most words are spelled correctly; one or two may be graphophonically correct.
Most words are spelled correctly.
Words are unable to be interpreted by the reader.
GRAMMAR

Grammar is correctly used.
A majority of the writing uses correct grammar; one or two verbs may not agree in subject and/or tense.
Some of the writing uses correct grammar; up to four verbs may not agree in subject and/or tense.
A majority of the writing uses correct grammar; verbs may not agree in subject and/or tense.

Date Created: October 27, 2005