Research project/essay rubric (5 paragraphs) mr. Bausili name



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RESEARCH PROJECT/ESSAY RUBRIC (5 paragraphs)

MR. BAUSILI
NAME: ______________________________________


Intro













TAG

Is included (2)

0

0

0

POINTS

9-10

7-8

5-6

0-4

Thesis

Thesis establishes clear, insightful, and logical connection between excerpt and chosen character/government from 1984 or A Tale of Two Cities

Thesis establishes clear but only general or vague connection between literature and excerpt

Thesis establishes unclear connection between literature and excerpt

Thesis fails to connect literature and excerpt

POINTS

7-8

5-6

3-4

0-2

Road Map”

Examples are well chosen, support thesis clearly and logically, and reflect a thorough understanding of the connection between the literature and the excerpt

One of the chosen examples does not fit well with or support the thesis

Two of the chosen examples do not fit well with or support the thesis

None of the examples fit well with or support the thesis and/or no examples are mentioned

Body paragraphs













POINTS

7-8

5-6

3-4

0-2

Topic sentence

BP 1:

BP 2:

BP 3:

Topic sentences are clearly focused on a single example and establish a connection between the example and the thesis

One of the topic sentences is vague and/or fails to establish a connection between example and thesis

Two of the topic sentences are vague and/or fail to establish a connection between examples and thesis

All of the topic sentences are vague and/or fail to establish a connection between examples and theis

POINTS

4

3

2

1/0

Examples

BP 1:

BP 2:

BP 3:

Uses examples that were clearly established in the intro

Uses good examples that were not mentioned in the intro

Uses weak examples that may or may not have been mentioned in the intro

Uses no examples or uses irrelevant examples

POINTS

7-8

5-6

3-4

0-2

Development of examples

BP 1:

BP 2:

BP 3:


Each example is fully developed; its connection to the topic sentence and thesis statement are carefully and fully explained; appropriate quotes from excerpt are included to further support and develop the argument

Each example is only partially developed; its significance in relation to the topic sentence and/or thesis of the essay are only marginally explained; quotes from excerpt are poorly used

Each example is poorly developed and its relevance to the essay is poorly explained; quotes from excerpt are inappropriate or otherwise disconnected from argument

Little or no effort is made to develop the examples nor is the relevance of each example explained in any significant way

Conclusion













Thesis statement

Clearly restates the thesis of the essay without repeating word for word (4)

Restates the thesis virtually word for word (2)

Makes no attempt to restate the thesis of the essay (0)

(0)

Proof of the validity of the argument

Clearly states how and why the essay has proven its point, revisiting key examples and effectively wrapping up the argument

Is somewhat vague about how the argument has been proven; does not revisit key points or does so weakly/vaguely

Makes little or no effort to wrap up the argument; conclusion is cursory and weak

Fails to make any attempt to conclude the essay in any effective way

New elements

Refrains from brining any new ideas that were not covered in the body of the essay (6)

Introduces one new idea, point, example that was not covered in the essay (4)

Brings up two or more points not covered in the essay (2)

Is completely disconnected from the essay (0)


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