Persuasive & Argumentative Writing Scoring Rubric Name:_______________

 

_____of 10 clearly stated, powerful thesis

 

_____of 10 strong persuasive or argumentative voice: sure and powerful

 

_____of 10 strong focus: stays on topic; concentrates on the issues

 

_____of 10 strong organization: support is in convincing order; flows well from idea to idea with effective use of transitions

 

_____of 10 well-developed with facts, examples, anecdotes, observations, authoritative opinions, surveys, and/or statistics, and avoids logic and language errors

 

_____of 10 respectfully and rationally addresses the opposing viewpoint

 

_____of 10 uses at least five resources of three different types

 

_____of 10 properly documented in MLA style, where appropriate

 

_____of 10 variety of sentence types and interesting diction

 

_____of 10 mechanically correct in all respects

 

_____of 100 TOTAL

 

Persuasive & Argumentative Writing Scoring Rubric Name:_______________

 

_____of 10 clearly stated, powerful thesis

 

_____of 10 strong persuasive or argumentative voice: sure and powerful

 

_____of 10 strong focus: stays on topic; concentrates on the issues

 

_____of 10 strong organization: support is in convincing order; flows well from idea to idea with effective use of transitions

 

_____of 10 well-developed with facts, examples, anecdotes, observations, authoritative opinions, surveys, and/or statistics, and avoids logic and language errors

 

_____of 10 respectfully and rationally addresses the opposing viewpoint

 

_____of 10 uses at least five resources of three different types

 

_____of 10 properly documented in MLA style, where appropriate

 

_____of 10 variety of sentence types and interesting diction

 

_____of 10 mechanically correct in all respects

 

_____of 100 TOTAL

 

Persuasive & Argumentative Peer Reading Guide

 

Author:___________________ Peer Reader:______________________

 

1. Does the paper have a clearly stated, powerful thesis? If so, quote it here. Further, label each part of the two part thesis with a 1 and a 2.

 

 

 

2. Would you describe the paper as having a strong persuasive or argumentative voice? Is it sure and powerful? Explain either way.

 

 

 

3. Does the paper have strong focus: it stays on topic and concentrates on the issues? If yes, just say so; if no, make suggestions to the author about how to fix that.

 

 

 

4. Is the paper well organized? Is the support is in convincing order and does it flow well from idea to idea with effective use of transitions? Explain with examples.

 

 

 

5. Is the paper well-developed with facts, examples, anecdotes, observations, authoritative opinions, surveys, and/or statistics? Quote the two best here. If you find the paper lacking, make suggestions for how to fix that here.

 

 

 

6. Examine the paper for language and logic errors. Address any problems you find here.

 

 

 

7. Does the paper respectfully and rationally addresses the opposing viewpoint? Tell why you think so or think not here.

 

 

 

8. Does the paper use at least five resources of three different types? Just say YES or NO.

 

 

9. Is the paper properly documented in MLA style, where appropriate? Just say YES or NO.

 

 

10. Does the paper use a variety of sentence types and interesting diction? If so, quote an example of each here. If not, rewrite two sentences here so the author can see how to do it.