Essay Criteria

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WRITING CRITERIA

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YEARLONG EXPECTATIONS

Plagiarized Drafts = -40                                  Plagiarized Essay = Student Receives Zero

Missing Rough Drafts = -15 each                    Unfinished Outlines = -5 each

Draft not on Turnitin = -5 each

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FIRST QUARTER

-2 Penalties
MLA Formatting
“Frosted Mini-Wheat” Title
Floating Quotes
Quotes cited correctly
No 1st/2nd Person
No Red Flags (To/Too/Two, Their/There/They’re, Lose/Loose, Woman/Women, Your/You’re)
No Contractions
Present Tense
No Questions

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-4  
Complete Intro Paragraph
Analytical Topic Sentence (Can be argued & Proven)
2 Quotes Per Body Paragraph
Grammar
No Plot Summary

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-6 Penalties
Strong Thesis (positioned correctly, arguable, provable)
Full Paragraphs (at least 3 PIEs)

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-8

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-10
“Stretched” essay (margins, font, spacing exaggerates length, etc – this penalty is IN ADDITION TO any penalties for the actual shortcomings of the paragraph or essay)

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SECOND QUARTER

-2 Penalties
Identifies Title & Author in Intro Para.
No “The Reader”
MLA Formatting
“Frosted Mini-Wheat” Title
Floating Quotes
Quotes cited correctly
No Questions

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-4 Penalties
Complete Intro Paragraph
Complete Conclusion Paragraph
Analytical Topic Sentence (Can be argued & Proven)
2 GOOD Quotes Per Body Paragraph
Grammar
No Plot Summary
No 1st/2nd Person
No Red Flags (To/Too/Two, Their/There/They’re, Lose/Loose, Woman/Women, Your/You’re)
No Contractions
Present Tense

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-6 Penalties
Strong Thesis (positioned correctly, arguable, provable)

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-8 Penalties
Full Paragraphs (at least 3 PIEs)

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-10 Penalties
“Stretched” essay (margins, font, spacing exaggerates length, etc – this penalty is IN ADDITION TO any penalties for the actual shortcomings of the paragraph or essay)

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THIRD QUARTER

-2 Penalties
No Pronoun Issues (This is independent of the “Grammar” penalty)
No Passive Voice
Identifies Title & Author in Intro Para.
No “The Reader”
MLA Formatting
“Frosted Mini-Wheat” Title
Floating Quotes
Quotes cited correctly
No Questions

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-4 Penalties
Complete Intro Paragraph
Complete Conclusion Paragraph
Analytical Topic Sentence (Can be argued & Proven)
Grammar
No Plot Summary
No 1st/2nd Person
No Red Flags (To/Too/Two, Their/There/They’re, Lose/Loose, Woman/Women, Your/You’re)
No Contractions
Present Tense

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-6 Penalties
2 GOOD Quotes Per Body Paragraph

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-8 Penalties
Strong Thesis (positioned correctly, arguable, provable)
Full Paragraphs (at least 3 PIEs)

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-10 Penalties
“Stretched” essay (margins, font, spacing exaggerates length, etc – this penalty is IN ADDITION TO any penalties for the actual shortcomings of the paragraph or essay)

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FOURTH QUARTER

-2 Penalties
No Pronoun Issues (This is independent of the “Grammar” penalty)
No Passive Voice
Identifies Title & Author in Intro Para.
No “The Reader”
MLA Formatting
“Frosted Mini-Wheat” Title
Floating Quotes
Quotes cited correctly
No Questions

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-4 Penalties
Complete Intro Paragraph
Complete Conclusion Paragraph
Analytical Topic Sentence (Can be argued & Proven)
Grammar
No Plot Summary
No 1st/2nd Person
No Red Flags (To/Too/Two, Their/There/They’re, Lose/Loose, Woman/Women, Your/You’re)
No Contractions
Present Tense

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-6 Penalties
2 GOOD Quotes Per Body Paragraph

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-8 Penalties
Strong Thesis (positioned correctly, arguable, provable)

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-10 Penalties
Full Paragraphs (at least 3 PIEs)
“Stretched” essay (margins, font, spacing exaggerates length, etc – this penalty is IN ADDITION TO any penalties for the actual shortcomings of the paragraph or essay)

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