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To acheive an "A" short essay: * Clearly establishes a main topic with an engaging thesis statement or paragraph.
always stays on topic. * Supports the main points with excellent reasoning and many insightful examples and/or ideas.
* Correctly uses a variety of sentence structures with clear, distinct and varied vocabulary. * Uses proper grammar, punctuation,
capitalization and spelling with very few if any errors. * Is well organized and makes excellent sense. Uses effective
transitions where necessary.
To achieve a high "B" short essay: * Clearly establishes a main topic in a thesis statement or paragraph. Always
stays on topic. * Supports the main points with good reasoning and many fitting examples and/or ideas. *Correctly uses a variety
of sentence structures and clear varied vocabulary. * Uses proper grammar, usage, punctuation, capitalization and spelling
with few errors. * Is well organized and makes good sense. Uses transitions where necessary.
To acheive a "C+"/"B" short essay: * Establishes a main topic in the thesis statement or paragraph and
mostly stays on the topic. * Uses some important examples and/or ideas to support the main points. * Uses suitable language
and some variety of sentence structure and vocabulary. * Although there are occasional errors, there is a basic control of
grammar, usage, punctuation, capitalization and spelling. * Is organized and makes sense. Uses transitions in most necessary
To acheive a "C"/"C-": * Establishes a main topic that is not particularly clear or strong and the paper
sometimes goes off topic. * Contains some knowledge and important examples and/or ideas but may also demonstrate some confused
or illogical thinking. * Has limited development and contains predictable vocabulary using simple repetitive sentence structures.
* Includes noticeable errors in the use of grammar, punctuation, captialization and spelling. * Makes some sense but loose
or flawed organization makes it hard to read and understand completely.
To achieve a "D": * Contains a main topic which is not clear and the paper often goes off the topic * Uses
few examples and/or ideas to support main points. * Demonstrates limited and/or incorrect use of vocabulary and sentence structures.
Some language may be innappropriate for school or the assignment. * Frequent errors in grammar, punctuation, capitalization
and spelling. * Doesn't make much sense due to poor organization.
Failed to achieved a passing grade, i.e. "F": * Copied or plagiarized work. * Demonstrates a lack of a focused topic.
* Demonstrates very limited knowledge, examples and ideas. * Shows a poor use of vocabulary and sentence structure or language
innapporpriate for schoolwork or assignment. * Has many errors in grammar, punctuation, capitalization and spelling. * Is
difficult to read and does not make sense due to lack of organization and excessive errors.