Assignment: Argument Essay—Final Draft

Length: minimum 4 pages, double-spaced

For this assignment, review the feedback posted from your writing community in Discussion: Argument Essay—Writing Community ReviewWork your way through the revising and proofreading stages of your writing process, and submit your final version.

Assignment Instructions

  1. Review the grading rubric as listed on this page.
  2. Review the feedback posted on your Google Doc from Discussion: Argument Essay—Writing Community Review.
  3. Work through the revise stage of the writing process.
  4. Work through the proofread stage of the writing process.
  5. Create a final version of your Argument Essay according to the following. Papers submitted that do not meet the requirements will be returned to you ungraded.
    • Minimum of 4 typed, double-spaced pages (about 800–950 words), Times New Roman, 12 pt font size (not including the Works Cited page)
    • Minimum of 3 credible outside sources formatted on a source page (MLA, Works Cited)
    • MLA formatting (see the MLA Format page as needed)
    • Submitted as either a .doc, .docx, .rtf file
  6. Submit your final version of your Argument Essay as a single file upload.

Grading Rubric: Argument Essay—Final Draft

Criteria Ratings Point Total: 100
Ideas 30 pts: The paper demonstrates outstanding idea development.

24 pts: The paper demonstrates above average idea development.

22 pts: The writer sufficiently defines the topic, even though development is still basic or general.

18 pts: The paper has an idea that needs to be developed.

0 pts: There is no coherent idea.

30 pts
Content 30 pts: The paper demonstrates outstanding evidence of supporting the main point.

24 pts: The paper demonstrates above average evidence of supporting the main point.

22 pts: The paper demonstrates sufficient support of the main point.

18 pts: The paper requires more supporting evidence of the main point.

0 pts: There is little content supporting the main idea.

30 pts
Organization 30 pts: The organization is outstanding and showcases the central theme. The presentation of information is compelling.

26 pts: The organizational structure is above average.

20 pts: The organizational structure is strong enough to move the reader through the text without too much confusion.

16 pts: The writing needs a clearer sense of direction. The internal structure is weak.

0 pts: The organization is poor.

30 pts
Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions 10 pts: The writer demonstrates an outstanding word choice selection, flow and cadence, with well-built sentences and strong grasp of standard writing conventions.

6 pts: The writer demonstrates above average word choice selection, flow and cadence, with well-built sentences and strong grasp of standard writing conventions.

4 pts: The writer demonstrates sufficient selection of words. The text tends to be more mechanical and contains some errors of standard writing conventions.

2 pts: The writer demonstrates a limited vocabulary and lack of fluidity. Errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, usage and grammar repeatedly distract the reader and make the text difficult to read.

0 pts: No marks.

10 pts