Primary Trait Scoring
Your essay is supposed to provide a supported answer to the following questions:
[insert topic here]
In order to do well on this paper, you need to do these things:
- Have your own clear answer to this question,
- Support your answer with strong arguments and textual details, drawing on your own experiences or the experience of others, and
- Make your essay clear enough for the reader to understand with one reading.
Does your essay have a thesis statement at the within the first paragraph that answers the question? (_____points)
Is your thesis supported with strong argumentation and use of significant details? (_____points)
Is your paper easy for a reader to follow?
- Paragraph and transitions (_____points)
- Clear sentences (_____points)
- Accurate mechanics (grammar, punctuation, spelling, neatness) (_____points)