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Scoring Rubric 3 2 1 0
Introduction The introduction is inviting, states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper. The introduction clearly states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper, but is not particularly inviting to the reader The introduction states the main topic, but does not adequately preview the structure of the paper nor is it particularly inviting to the reader. There is no clear introduction of the main topic or structure of the paper.
Focus on Topic There is one clear, well-focused topic. Main idea stands out and is supported by detailed information. Main idea is clear but the supporting information is general. Main idea is somewhat clear but there is a need for more supporting information. There is a seemingly random collection of information.
Support for Topic Relevant, telling, quality details give the reader important information that goes beyond the
obvious or predictable.
Supporting details and information are relevant, but one key issue or portion of the storyline is unsupported. Supporting details and information are relevant, but several key issues or portions of the storyline are unsupported. Few, if any supporting details.
Sequencing Details are placed in a logical order and the way they are presented effectively keeps the interest of the reader. Details are placed in a logical order, but the way in which they are presented/introduced sometimes makes the writing less interesting. Some details are not in a logical or expected order, and this distracts the reader. Many details are not in a logical or expected order. There is little sense that the writing is organized.
Capitalization, Punctuation, Grammar and Spelling Writer makes no errors in capitalization, punctuation, grammar or spelling, so the paper is exceptionally easy to read. Writer makes 1 or 2 errors in capitalization, punctuation, grammar or spelling,  but the paper is still easy to read. Writer makes a few errors in capitalization, punctuation, grammar or spelling,  that catch the reader's attention and interrupt the flow. Writer makes numerous errors in capitalization, punctuation, grammar or spelling,  that catch the reader's attention and greatly interrupt the flow.
Conclusion The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader with a feeling that they understand what the writer is "getting at." The conclusion is recognizable and ties up almost all the loose ends. The conclusion is recognizable, but does not tie up several loose ends. There is no discernable conclusion.  The writing simply stops.