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Paul Halsall
College: Brooklyn
Course/Section: Core 9
Semester:
STUDENT:____________________

GRADE: ______

Essay Evaluation

1. Theme/Thesis Excellent GOOD FAIR WEAK

(Does the essay come to terms with the proposed
topic? Is the point of the essay clear?)

 

2. ORGANIZATION/ARGUMENT/DEVELOPMENT Excellent GOOD FAIR WEAK

(Is the thesis developed consistently and logically?)

 

3. EVIDENCE/MATERIALS/UNDERSTANDING Excellent GOOD FAIR WEAK

(Is the these supported by relevant facts? Do you
show a grasp of course materials? Do you use evidence
effectively?)

 

4. EXPRESSION/MECHANICS/FORM Excellent GOOD FAIR WEAK

(Is the essay written clearly, in standard English?
How effective is your style?)

 

5. ORIGINALITY/IMAGINATION Excellent GOOD FAIR WEAK

 

 

Editorial Symbols

 

Circled werd or phrase

 

Spelling or grammar error

?

unclear/confusing meaning

d or awk

diction or awkward: use better word

ns

not a sentence/ run on / incomplete

ag

subject/verb etc agreemen

ex? or ev?

needs an example or evidence

line through a phrase

delete this

rearrnage words these

rearrange words or letters

capitalize [Don't]

capitalize [don't capitalize]

Paine's Common Sense

underline title

ref?

what are you referring to

wavy line

passage unclear