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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Assessing your students' writing, Part 5: CONVENTIONS

  • Writer attempts to communicate complex ideas and express himself in interesting ways.
  • Writer makes minor errors due to compositional risks, but these errors do not take away from the overall fluency of your paper.
  • Spelling is generally correct, even on more difficult words.
  • Punctuation is accurate, even creative, and guides the reader through the writing.
  • A complete understanding of the rules of capitalization is shown.
  • Grammar and usage are correct and contribute to the clarity and style of your paper.
  • The paragraphing tends to be appropriate and reinforces the organizational structure.
  • The writing is very close to being ready to publish.

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