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Argumentative Essay

Argumentative Writing 

 

Prompt: In a five (5) paragraph essay, explain does free trade help improve relations amongst countries. 

 

Criteria: 

 

CATEGORY

4 - Above Standards

3 - Meets Standards

2 - Approaching Standards

1 - Below Standards

Score

Position Statement

The position statement provides a clear, strong statement of your position on the topic.

The position statement provides a clear statement of your position on the topic.

A position statement is present, but does not make your position clear.

There is no position statement.

 

Support for Position

Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples) that support the position statement. The writer anticipates the reader's concerns, biases or arguments and has provided at least 1 counter-argument.

Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, example) that support the position statement.

Includes 2 pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples) that support the position statement.

Includes 1 or fewer pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples)

 

Evidence and Examples

All of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports your position.

Most of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports your position.

At least one of the pieces of evidence and examples is relevant and has an explanation that shows how that piece of evidence supports your position.

Evidence and examples are NOT relevant AND/OR are not explained.

 

Sources

All sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and cited correctly.

All sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and most are cited correctly.

Most sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and cited correctly.

Many sources are suspect (not credible) AND/OR are not cited correctly.

 

Paragraph Structure: 

 

  1. Introduction:Hook, Background Information, Your Argument 

  2. 1st Body: Present first point, Supporting Details 

  3. 2nd Body: Present second point, Supporting Details 

  4. 3rd Body: Present third point, Supporting Details

  5. Conclusion: Restate 3 main points, Leave the author with something interesting 

 

Argumentative Writing 

 

Prompt: Is mass incarceration equivalent to slavery? 

DUE DATE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019

 

Criteria: 

 

CATEGORY

4 - Above Standards

3 - Meets Standards

2 - Approaching Standards

1 - Below Standards

Position Statement

The position statement provides a clear, strong statement of your position on the topic.

The position statement provides a clear statement of your position on the topic.

A position statement is present, but does not make your position clear.

There is no position statement.

Support for Position

Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples) that support the position statement. The writer anticipates the reader's concerns, biases or arguments and has provided at least 1 counter-argument.

Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, example) that support the position statement.

Includes 2 pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples) that support the position statement.

Includes 1 or fewer pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples)

Evidence and Examples

All of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports your position.

Most of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports your position.

At least one of the pieces of evidence and examples is relevant and has an explanation that shows how that piece of evidence supports your position.

Evidence and examples are NOT relevant AND/OR are not explained.

Sources

All sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and cited correctly.

All sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and most are cited correctly.

Most sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and cited correctly.

Many sources are suspect (not credible) AND/OR are not cited correctly.

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