The essay begins with a strong introduction paragraph and contains the following parts:
attention-grabber, transition, and thesis statement. The thesis statement appears as the last sentence of the introduction.

The thesis contains a strong arguable claim/interpretation with 2-3 pieces of evidence supported by thorough and logical reasoning

All topic sentences are logical and connect to the thesis (thesis reminders or word glue). Topic sentences are broad enough to effectively summarize the content of the body paragraphs and do not contain specific evidence. Concluding sentences effectively summarize the paragraph and rephrase the
topic sentence. They also offer a concluding statement about the importance of the
evidence presented

Textual evidence logically and effectively supports the thesis and topic sentences. Quoted words are specifically selected and effectively blended. Each body paragraph contains approximately 2-3 pieces of strong evidence in a convincing order within each paragraph.

Textual evidence logically and effectively supports the thesis and topic sentences. Quoted words are specifically selected and effectively blended. Each body paragraph contains approximately 2-3 pieces of strong evidence in a convincing order within each paragraph.

Logical counterclaim is presented, followed by a rebuttal sentence that effectively disproves the counterclaim. Rebuttal  evidence and elaboration are convincing and thorough.

The essay ends with a strong and memorable conclusion paragraph and contains the
following parts: rephrasing of thesis statement and key points, transition, and broad/ universal
statement.

Present tense is consistently used. Verbs are consciously chosen (active, specific,
vivid). Commas are used correctly and effectively.
No run-ons or fragments are present. NO SPELLING ERRORS!

Transitions move the reader from one idea to another.
Sentence variation and fluency adds to the
persuasiveness of the essay.
Essay is organized in an effective way from intro, body, to conclusion. Essay is also
organized within body paragraphs from topic
sentence to conclusion sentence.

Effective use of parenthetical citations and Works Cited page. Correct MLA format is evident.

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