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Criteria Ratings Pts
Ideas and Content
threshold: pts
5 pts
This post is clear and focused. Relevant anecdotes and details enrich the central theme.
3 pts
The writer is beginning to define the topic, though development is still basic or general.
0 pts
The post has no clear sense of purpose or central theme.
pts
5 pts
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Organization
threshold: pts
5 pts
The organization showcases the central theme. The presentation of information is compelling.
3 pts
The organizational structure is strong enough to move the reader through the text without much confusion.
0 pts
The writing lacks a clear sense of direction. There is no identifiable internal structure.
pts
5 pts
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Word Choice
threshold: pts
5 pts
Words convey the intended message in a precise, interesting, and natural way. The words are powerful and engaging.
3 pts
The language is functional, even if it lacks much energy. It is easy to figure out the writer's meaning on a general level.
0 pts
The writer demonstrates a limited vocabulary or has not searched for words to convey specific meaning.
pts
5 pts
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Sentence Fluency
threshold: pts
5 pts
The writing has an easy flow and cadence. Sentences are well built, with strong and varied structure that invites expressive oral reading.
3 pts
The text has some flow, but tends to be more mechanical than fluid.
0 pts
The reader has to work to give this post a fair interpretive reading.
pts
5 pts
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Conventions
threshold: pts
5 pts
The writer demonstrates a good grasp of standard writing conventions (e.g., spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, usage, paragraphing). Errors are few and minor.
3 pts
The writer shows reasonable control over a limited range of standard writing conventions. Some errors are distracting and impair readability.
0 pts
Errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, usage, and grammar and/or paragraphing repeatedly distract the reader and make the text difficult to read.
pts
5 pts
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Total Points: 25.0 out of 25.0