Writing and Evaluating
Directions for Writing
- Write ___
essay prompts using the following format.
State the situation in one or two sentences.
- Directions for
writing: State this in one sentence in a separate paragraph from
- For an
expository essay, use "explain," "describe" or
- For a
persuasive essay, use "persuade" or "convince."
- Skip lines and
write very neatly.
expository and persuasive prompts on separate sheets of paper so
they can be kept separate after they are turned
- When you are
finished check very carefully and revise as necessary
- A) Clarity
Conventions (grammar, punctuation and spelling).
Rubric for Evaluating
_____ (1-4) 1. The
topic is interesting to teenagers.
_____ (0-1) 2. The
topic does not require specific prior knowledge.
_____ (0-1) 3.
Neither the prompt nor the wording shows bias.
_____ (0-1) 4. The
topic is neither religious nor unduly emotional.
_____ (0-1) 5. The
prompt is written clearly.
_____ (0-1) 6. The
prompt will not tend to elicit lists or obvious
_____ (0-1) 7. The
prompt can be successfully addressed in 40 minutes.
Possible = 10)