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2 3 4 1. Does the title express and/or deepen the subject of the essay?

2 3 4 2. Does the expository essay clearly address the writing task?

2 3 4 3. Does the introduction engage and draw the reader in and establish a purpose/thesis for the writing?

2 3 4 4. Does the introduction fully explain the situation and give an overview of the ideas that will be addressed in the body of the essay?

2 3 4 5. Is the essay organized into well-developed paragraphs that support the purpose of the essay?

2 3 4 6. Does the essay include well chosen and appropriate language?

2 3 4 7. Does the essay use effective transitions that move the writing smoothly along? (see Transitions.)

2 3 4 8. Does the writer use a variety of sentence structures?

2 3 4 9. Does the conclusion pull the piece together and leave the reader with a sense of closure?

0 1 2 3 4 10. Does the writer use a clear authoritative voice? 0 1 2 3 4 11. Does the writer use standard edited English?

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