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PERSUASIVE WRITING ASSESSMENT

Excellent Good Satisfactory Needs Improvement

Introduction The introduction is The introduction The introduction There is no clear


(Organization) inviting, states the clearly states the main states the main topic, introduction of the
main topic, and topic and previews the but does not main topic or
previews the structure of the adequately preview structure of the
structure of the paper, but is not the structure of the paper.
paper. particularly inviting to paper, nor is it
the reader. particularly inviting to
the reader.

Sequencing Details are placed in a Details are placed in a Some details are not Many details are not in
(Organization) logical order and the logical order, but the in a logical or a logical or expected
way they are way in which they are expected order, and order. There is little
presented effectively presented sometimes this distracts the sense that the writing
keeps the interest of makes the writing less reader. is organized.
the reader. interesting.

Conclusion The conclusion is The conclusion is The conclusion is There is no clear


(Organization) strong and leaves recognizable and ties recognizable, but does conclusion. The paper
readers with a feeling up almost all the loose not tie up several just ends.
that they understand ends. loose ends.
what the writer is
arguing for.

Accuracy of All supporting facts Almost all supporting Most supporting facts No facts are reported
Facts are reported facts are reported are reported or most are
(Content) accurately. accurately. accurately. inaccurately reported.

Commitment The writer The writer The writer attempts The writer makes no
(Voice) successfully uses successfully uses one to make the reader attempt to make the
several persuasive or two persuasive care about the topic, reader care about the
strategies to try to strategies to try to but is not really topic.
show why the reader show why the reader successful.
should care or want to should care or want to
know more about the know more about the
topic. topic.

Cooperation Partners successfully Partners collaborated Partners wrote a Partners were unable
collaborated and and cooperated with persuasive essay to successfully
cooperated with one one another to write a together. Partners complete their essay.
another to write a persuasive essay. needed a great deal of Partners had a
persuasive essay. Partners needed help from the teacher difficult time
minimal problem to solve cooperation cooperating and
solving help from the issues. collaborating.
teacher.

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