Rubric for a Persuasive Essay
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each of the following aspects of the essay from 1 to 5
with 5 very strong and 1, very weak.
paragraphs sound reasonable.
three reason paragraphs each start with a topic
connect all paragraphs.
paragraphs have proper structure. (topic sentence,
explanatory sentences, specific, colorful examples,
ends with a call to action.
appropriate audience is addressed.
variety of sentence patterns is
are specific and interesting.
most important thing to work on to