Writer

List conventions to be addressed in this response to literature essay: Priorities for revision or for your next paper: 1. 2.

Based on a rubric developed by Dr. Kate Kinsella

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Rhetoric/Content Rubric

Conventions Rubric

4

Advanced Proficient The paper does all or most of the following:

The writing -

• Title reflects the topic in a unique way

• Clearly addresses all parts of the writing task

• Includes a TAG (Title, author, genre) in the introductory paragraph(s)

• Analysis is thorough and summary is used only to ground the reader

• Clearly demonstrates an awareness of the author's use of literary and/or stylistic devices

• Accurately and coherently provides specific textual details and examples to support the thesis and main ideas

• Identifies and assesses the impact of the ambiguities, nuances, and complexities of the text

• Provides a variety of sentence types and uses precise, descriptive language

• Demonstrates a command of usage while using a variety of complex ideas and/or sentence structures.

• May contain few, if any, errors in the conventions of the English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling).

• These errors do not interfere with the reader's understanding of the writing or the effectiveness of the writing style.

• Errors may be due to risk taking as student attempts sophisticated grammatical structures.

• Reflect legible and appropriate manuscript format

3

Proficient The paper does all or most of the following:

The writing -

• Title reflects the topic

• Addresses all parts of the writing task

• Addresses all parts of the writing task

• Includes a TAG in introductory paragraph

• Analysis is present, but the writer may provide more retelling or summary than is necessary to ground the reader

• Demonstrates an awareness of the author's use of literary and/or stylistic devices

• Accurately and coherently provides general textual details and examples to support the thesis and main ideas

• Identifies and assesses the impact of the ambiguities, nuances, and complexities of the text

• Provides a variety of sentence types and uses some descriptive language

• Demonstrates general evidence of control of common usage. Writer has control of sentence boundaries.

• Contains some errors or more than one kind of error in the conventions of English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling).

• These errors do not interfere with the reader's understanding of the writing, and the essay may be read with relative ease and few distractions.

• Some attempt at complex sentence structure may cause minor errors in the conventions of English language.

• Reflect legible and appropriate manuscript format

2

Partially Proficient The paper does some or all of the following: The writing -

• Title may reflect the topic

• Addresses only parts of the writing task

• TAG is incomplete or missing

• Analysis is mostly absent with a simple retelling as a substitute

• May demonstrate an awareness of the author's use of literary and/or stylistic devices

• Provides few, if any, textual details and examples to support the thesis and main ideas

• Demonstrates a limited, or no, understanding of the impact of the ambiguities, nuances, and complexities of the text

• Provides few, if any, types of sentences and uses basic, predictable language

• Demonstrates some evidence of control of common usage.

• Contains several errors in the conventions of the English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling).

• These errors may interfere with the reader's understanding of the writing, but most of the essay can be read with comprehension of the writer's intent.

• Sentences are all or mostly simple construction.

• Reflect legible and appropriate manuscript format

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Non-Proficient The paper does some or all of the following: The writing -

• Addresses only one part of the writing task

• Analysis is absent

• Demonstrates no understanding of the ambiguities, nuances, and complexities of the text

• Provides no textual details and examples to support the thesis and main ideas

• Does not demonstrate any awareness of the author's use of literary and/or stylistic devices

• Provides no sentence variety and uses limited vocabulary

• Demonstrates limited/little control of usage; or the piece may be so limited that there is little on which to base judgment.

• Contains serious errors in the conventions of the English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling).

• The errors interfere with the reader's understanding of the writing and may be unintelligible.

• Demonstrates little awareness of sentence structure beyond simple sentences.

• Reflect legible and appropriate manuscript format.

Score

Rhetoric/Content Rubric

Conventions Rubric

4

Advanced Proficient The paper does all or most of the followina:

The writing -

• Title reflects the topic in a unique way

• Clearly addresses all parts of the writing task

• Includes a TAG (Title, author, genre) in the introductory paragraph(s)

• Analysis of imagery, language, universal themes or unique aspects of the text is thorough and summary is used only to ground the reader

• Clearly demonstrates an understanding of the author's use of literary and/or stylistic devices

• Accurately and coherently provides specific textual details and examples to support the thesis and main ideas

• Demonstrates a clear understanding of the ambiguities, nuances, and complexities of the text

• Provides a variety of sentence types and uses precise, descriptive language

• Demonstrates a command of usage while using a variety of complex ideas and/or sentence structures.

• May contain few, if any, errors in the conventions of the English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling).

• These errors do not interfere with the reader's understanding of the writing or the effectiveness of the writing style.

• Errors may be due to risk taking as student attempts sophisticated grammatical structures.

• Reflect legible and appropriate manuscript format

3

Proficient The paper does all or most of the following:

The writing -

• Title reflects the topic

• Addresses all parts of the writing task

• Includes a TAG in introductory paragraph

• Analysis of imagery, language, universal themes or unique aspects of the text is present, but the writer may provide more retelling or summary than is necessary to ground the reader

• Demonstrates an understanding of the author's use of literary and/or stylistic devices

• Accurately and coherently provides general textual details and examples to support the thesis and main ideas

• Demonstrates a general understanding of the ambiguities, nuances, and complexities of the text

• Provides a variety of sentence types and uses some descriptive language

• Demonstrates general evidence of control of common usage. Writer has control of sentence boundaries.

• Contains some errors or more than one kind of error in the conventions of English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling).

• These errors do not interfere with the reader's understanding of the writing, and the essay may be read with relative ease and few distractions.

• Some attempt at complex sentence structure may cause minor errors in the conventions of English language.

• Reflect legible and appropriate manuscript format

2

Partially Proficient The paper does some or all of the following: The writing -

• Title may reflect the topic

• Addresses only parts of the writing task

• TAG is incomplete or missing

• Analysis is mostly absent with a simple retelling as a substitute

• May demonstrate an awareness of the author's use of literary and/or stylistic devices

• Provides few, if any, textual details and examples to support the thesis and main ideas

• Demonstrates a limited, or no, understanding of the ambiguities, nuances, and complexities of the text

• Provides few, if any, types of sentences and uses basic, predictable language

• Demonstrates some evidence of control of common usage.

• Contains several errors in the conventions of the English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling).

• These errors may interfere with the reader's understanding of the writing, but most of the essay can be read with comprehension of the writer's intent.

• Sentences are all or mostly simple construction.

• Reflect legible and appropriate manuscript format

1

Non-Proficient The paper does some or all of the following: The writing -

• Addresses only one part of the writing task

• Analysis is absent

• Demonstrates no understanding of the ambiguities, nuances, and complexities of the text

• Provides no textual details and examples to support the thesis and main ideas

• Does not demonstrate any understanding of the author's use of literary and/or stylistic devices

• Provides no sentence variety and uses limited vocabulary

• Demonstrates limited/little control of usage; or the piece may be so limited that there is little on which to base judgment.

• Contains serious errors in the conventions of the English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling).

• The errors interfere with the reader's understanding of the writing and may be u unintelligible.

• Demonstrates little awareness of sentence structure beyond simple sentences.

• Reflect legible and appropriate manuscript format

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