Recently, I scored your Fall Writing Interim essays. Even though we have discussed the writing rubric in detail, I wanted to provide an additional breakdown of the points system. Please view the number- letter system explained below.
2-0 or UNSCORABLE= F
Your largest weakness is written on the front of your essay beside the corresponding category.
i.e.- “clear thesis” means you needed a clearer thesis in your introduction.
Reminders/ Patterns Found in Fall Interim Writing Assessments:
A title is not optional.
Come up with an original title and center it at the top of your essay.
Remove yourself from your essay.
No “I” statements.
No “I think” or “I believe”
Your thesis should be one (1) clear and concise sentence at the END of your introduction.
i.e.- When it comes to genetically modified foods, there are many benefits and risks. (p.1.)
i.e.- “While the formation is above sea level, people come to see its fascinating features with different points of view- the “no mortal understands” versus the “we know” approach. (p.4)
Read the prompt and determine the type of essay at the BEGINNING.
Many of you wrote argumentative essays by giving your own advice instead of simply providing the readers with the facts.