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    11R Documented Argument essay


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Quality of Claim
There is a clear claim that responds to packet's prompt. It presents at least one reason in support of the claim.
There is a clear claim that responds to the packet's prompt.
Claim responds to packet's prompt but is unclear OR confused OR does not take a stand on issue.
Writer does not take a position on the topic offered by the packet OR claims two positions are equally valid.
 
Development of Argument
Relevant, telling, quality details give the reader important information that goes beyond the obvious or predictable.
Supporting details and information are relevant, but one key issue or portion of the storyline is unsupported.
Supporting details and information are relevant, but several key issues or portions of the storyline are unsupported.
Supporting details and information are typically unclear or not related to the topic.
 
Source Support
Three sources are employed effectively and cited correctly, either in sentences or in parenthetical references.
Three sources are employed and given correct attribution by writer.
Three sources are mentioned but not correctly cited OR fewer than three are employed by writer.
Writer does not use sources to support argument OR sources are not given any attribution by writer.
 
Organization / Flow
Reasons are placed in a logical order and the way they are presented effectively keeps the interest of the reader.
Reasons are placed in a logical order, but the way in which they are presented/introduced sometimes makes the writing less interesting.
Some reasons are not in a logical or expected order, and this distracts the reader.
Many reasons or details are not in a logical order. Reader is confused by approach;argument is not effective.
 
Voice / Fluency
Writer has developed a personal style that is effective and holds the interest of the reader. No errors interfere with enjoyment.
Sentences are mostly quite effective and hold the interest of the reader. Few errors interfere with enjoyment.
Some sentences are effective and hold the interest of the reader. Frequent errors interfere with enjoyment.
Most sentences are not effective and do not hold the reader. Frequent errors interfere with meaning.
 

Date Created: January 16, 2009
Date Last Modified: April 29, 2013
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