MLA Grading Rubric-Essays

Writing Assignment/Title: _____________________

Date Due/Submitted:___________________

 

Criteria

 

Grading Scale

 

Points

90-100 80-89 70-79 60-69
 

 

Thesis Sentence

 

Thesis sentence is clear, correctly positioned and restated in closing

paragraph

Thesis statement is either unclear or incorrectly place and is restated in the closing paragraph. Thesis Statement is unclear and incorrectly placed and is restated in the closing sentence. Thesis statement is unclear and incorrectly placed, and not stated in closing sentence.
 

 

Major Supporting Detail Sentences/Unity

 

 

Each body Paragraph (s) contain a topic sentence and at least three major supporting detail sentences that relate back to the topic sentence. Each body paragraph (s) has two major supporting details that relate back to the topic sentence Each body paragraph has one major supporting detail sentences that relates back to the topic sentence. Each body paragraph has no supporting detail sentences that relate back to the topic sentence.
 

 

Minor/Elaborating

Detail Sentences

 

 

Each major supporting detail in the body of  the essay  has three or more elaborating or minor detail sentences. Each major supporting detail has at least two or more minor detail sentences. Each major supporting detail has one minor detail sentence. Each supporting detail has no elaborating detail sentence.
 

MLA Formatting:

Heading, Word Count, Margins, Citations, Font and Spacing

Essay uses proper MLA heading, title and word count and contains no formatting errors Essay mostly uses proper MLA Formatting but contains two errors. Essay contains three errors in MLA  formatting errors. Essay contains more than three errors in MLA

formatting

 

Grammar:

Subject-Verb Agreement;

Parts of Speech Usage

 

Essay s) contains no errors in subject- verb agreement or the use of pronouns and other parts of speech. Essay contains two errors in subject -verb agreement or the use of  pronouns and other parts of speech. Essay contains three errors in subject -verb agreement or the use of  pronouns and other parts of speech. Essay contains three or more errors in subject -verb agreement or the use of  pronouns and other parts of speech.
 

Sentence Structure/

Coherence

 

Essay contains sentence variety (simple, compound and complex sentences) and no errors in the use of transitions. Essay contains sentence variety but two errors in the use of transitions. Essay contains no sentence variety and contains three errors in the use of transitions. Essay contains no sentence variety and contains three errors in the use of  transitions.
Mechanics and Grammar

 

Essay has no  punctuation, capitalization and spelling errors. Essay has  one-two punctuation, capitalization and spelling errors. Essay has three-five punctuation, capitalization and spelling errors. Paragraph has six or more punctuation, capitalization and spelling errors.
 

Pre-writing

Paper contains all articles, outlines and pre-writing activities Paper is missing one activity or has one error. Paper is missing two outlines/graphs/articles or has two errors. Three or more outlines/graph/arti-cles missing with errors.
 

TOTAL SCORE:

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