As the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) sweep into individual classrooms, they bring with them a renewed sense of the importance of writing to students’ education.
This sheet is designed for grading research papers. What’s working: tell the writer the best features of his or her text here A focus is the thesis or main point of your writing. Has the writer given a reasonable number of sources to be comprehensive on this subject for this assignment?
Comprehensiveness 1 2 3 4 5 Are there enough quotes, paraphrases, examples, inferences, reasoning, opinions, forecasts?
Style can be considered in terms of sentence patterns and diction. cliché, contractions, the use of you or I, informal diction)?
Mechanics refer to punctuation, spelling and grammar.
Development refers to the support you give your focus.
Background Information 1 2 3 4 5 Has the writer from the beginning of the paper introduced the research cited appropriately (i.e.
Eventually, the tests erode the foundations of excellence in writing instruction, resulting in students who are less prepared to meet the demands of their continued education and future occupations.
Especially in the transition from high school to college, students are ill served when their writing experience has been dictated by tests that ignore the ever-more complex and varied types and uses of writing found in higher education.
Can a computer program accurately capture the depth, beauty, structure, relevance, creativity etc., of an essay?
The National Council of Teachers of English says, unequivocally, “no” in its newest position statement.