Organization and Structure
Essay 2 Grading Rubric
You must copy/paste the Essay 2 Grading Rubric onto your essay’s last page before you submit it. The rubric indicates that the essay grade will be based on these areas:
Length: Essay meets the length requirements
Organization & Structure: Essay follows the structure indicated in the E2 PowerPoint and contains-
Clear thesis w/ theme and listed literary elements
Transitions and topic sentences with main element
Explanation of literary element
Elaboration/Analysis & Significance of two literary elements/theme
Sources: Essay uses/introduces/integrate two sources, including one peer-reviewed scholarly source, correctly according to the MLA and Quoting PowerPoints.
Academic Language: Essay uses academic language as specified in the Academic Language page
Clarity: Essay is generally clear and understandable, free of grammatical errors
MLA Format: Essay follows visual MLA format indicated in the Essay 2 PowerPoint
Works Cited Page: Works Cited page includes and correctly cites all sources used in the essay, including two poems
Not meeting word count: F or lower
Also, Not following directions of choosing two poems and analyzing common theme and 2 literary elements.
Not following academic structure/organization indicated in E2 PowerPoint: D or lower
In Addition, Not including specific, detailed examples to demonstrate how literary elements manifest in poems to demonstrate theme: D or lower
Not following the specific source requirement: D or lower
Moreso, Not following MLA Format: -10% or more
Not following citation/MLA citation guidelines: -10% or more
Plagiarizing anything: Zero without opportunity to revise.