Once again that essay…

You are one of the 12 Angry Men and have to justify your vote of guilty or not guilty.  Write an introduction paragraph that includes a thesis.  Write a one-chunk body paragraph that includes one cited concrete detail to support your decision, and a conclusion paragraph that restates the thesis.

 

Here is the rubric I’m grading this question on per request of the LA department.  (We all use the same rubric)

Criteria

Grade

Comments

Ideas (x2)

____controlling idea / meaningful thesis begins to narrow focus

____shows some complexity and/or freshness of thought

____CMs and CDs specific and developed while avoiding repetition

____variety of type of CDs (at least two quotations)

 

   
Organization (x2)

___clear beginning, middle, and end with an effective introduction and conclusion

____clear thesis statement governs the entire essay; important ideas stand out

____uses cohesive devices (transitions, etc.) between and within paragraphs

____Uses paragraphing effectively

 

   
Mechanics

__correct citations used when needed

__ smooth, varied lead-ins introduce quotations

___slight/ no mistakes in capitalization, verb tense, spelling, or punctuation[1]

   

 


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