Short Essay Rubric (3)
Criteria Ratings Pts
Content/Organization: Key elements of the assignment are covered; major points are stated clearly and are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis.

40 pts
Content/Organization: Paper develops a central theme or idea directed toward appropriate audience. Major points are organized logically.

30 pts
Format/Style/Mechanices: Use of paragraph transitions maintain the flow throughout the paper.

5 pts
Format/Style/Mechanics: Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Sentences are well structured and varied.

10 pts
Format/Style/Mechanics: The paper follows correct MLA formatting.

5 pts
Format/Style/Mechanics: Rules of grammar, usage, and punctation are followed. Spelling is correct.

10 pts
Total Points: 100