Your essay will be graded based on the rubric below. Your essay will be graded on your accurate conclusions drawn from your research using the sites provided in this WebQuest.
You will also receive a grade based on the quality of your research and note-taking skills. The notes are to be attached to the essay and submitted to the teacher.
|Focus & Details||There is one clear, focused topic. Main ideas are clear and well supported by detailed and accurate information.||There is one clear, focused topic. Main ideas are clear but are not well supported by detailed information.||There is one topic. Main ideas are somewhat clear.||The topic and main ideas are not clear.||10|
|Organization||The introduction is inviting, states the main topic, and provides an overview of the paper. Information is relevant and presented in a logical manner.||The introduction states the main topic and provides an overview of the paper. A conclusion is included.||The introduction states the main topic. A conclusion is included.||There is no clear introduction, structure, or conclusion.||10|
|Voice||The purpose of writing is very clear. The knowledge and/or experience with the topic is/are evident.||The purpose of writing is somewhat clear. Knowledge of or experience with the topic is evident.||The purpose of writing is somewhat clear. Knowledge of or experience with the topic is limited.||The purpose of writing is unclear.||10|
|Word Choice||Vivid words and phrases are used. The choice and placement of words seems accurate, natural, and not forced.||Vivid words and phrases are used. The choice and placement of words is inaccurate at times and/or seems overdone.||The use of words communicates clearly, but the writing lacks variety.||A limited vocabulary is used.||10|
Total Score: 40