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Here’s the grading rubric for Essay Three. Please add your questions and suggestions in the comments:

Journals and supplementary materials Essay

B

– All 4 entries are complete

– For each entry, there’s a title or entry number; the date; and at least one multimodal component

– All multimodal components are not random, but related to the focus of the entry and function to help make a point

– 3 sources with annotations are added to the shared Google document and cited at the end of the essay

– The bio is complete and added before the essay

– There are comments on 5 other students’ journals (comment on some of the entries, not each of them, of course)

– All elements (both multimodal and the text itself, as well as the nickname, etc.) are respectful and not offensive to anyone

Content:

– The essay has a clear focus and a motivating question;

– The stakes for the writer and readers are clear;

– The argument is clear;

– The essay engages with the outside sources in a meaningful way, creating a conversation, asking questions, and relying on sources to make a point;

– The personal insight and the larger implications of the argument are integrated;

– The central concepts are clear and play an important role in the essay;

– The thinking on the page is visible and develops progressively;

– Paragraphs are focused and there are strong transitions from one to the next

Presentation:

– There are at least 4 multimodal elements that are relevant to the focus and function to create meaning (help make a point, express a reaction, create mood, highlight a quote, etc.), and that have citations

– The essay demonstrates a good sense of the audience (what they know and don’t know, how to appeal to the readers, why this should be important to them, etc.)

– All elements (both multimodal and the text itself, as well as the nickname, etc.) are respectful and not offensive to anyone

A

The same as required for a B, and:

– The journal shows evidence of effort and deliberate presentation: design, the overall look of the journal

The same as required for a B, and:

– The argument is nuanced and well-developed;

– The essay provides sufficient, appropriate, and interesting evidence, as well as logical and engaging analysis that goes beyond summary or paraphrase of the evidence;

– Sentence structure is varied; sentences are exceptionally well-crafted and enjoyable to read; word choice is precise, varied, and idiomatic;

– The writer’s presence/ voice is felt in the essay: it is clear what motivates the writer, and the choice of words and writing strategies is purposeful, elegant, and engages the reader;

– The essay shows evidence of effort and deliberate presentation: design, the overall look of the essay.

C

Some of the requirements for a B are not met

All elements (both multimodal and the text itself, as well as the nickname, etc.) are respectful and not offensive to anyone.

Some of the requirements for a B are not met

All elements (both multimodal and the text itself, as well as the nickname, etc.) are respectful and not offensive to anyone.