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Name: _______________________ Final Score: _____________

Final Exam Compare & Contrast Essay


Criterion A- Content
Objectives 9-10 7-8 5-6 3-4 1-2 0
Understanding
of the text and
topic; meaning
and
connections
between
different texts
Perceptive
understanding of
the text and topic;
develops detailed
and clear
connections
between two
characters or
books; consistent
use of detail,
support, and proof.
Good
understanding of
the text and topic;
develops clear
connections
between two
characters or books;
substantial use of
detail, support, and
proof.
Sufficient
understanding of the
text and topic;
develops mostly
clear connections
between two
characters or books
topic; adequate use
of detail, support,
and proof.
Limited
understanding of
the text and topic;
develops limited
connections
between two
characters or books;
insufficient use of
detail, support, and
proof.
Very limited
understanding of
the text and topic;
connections are
not developed
between two
characters or
books; little or no
use of detail,
support, and proof.
Does not
reach a
standard
described by
the
descriptors
9-10 7-8 5-6 3-4 1-2 0
--My ideas are crystal
clear and you will not
be bored
--My main idea is
clearly stated
--You can tell that I
know this topic inside
and out
--I use intriguing
details/support to
clearly explain my
main ideas
--I use relevant
examples from the
text(s) to support my
ideas
--The paper is clear;
it makes sense from
beginning to end
--It is easy to find
my main idea
--I used research to
my make my
writing convincing
--I use important
details/support to
explain my main
ideas
--I use some
relevant examples
the text(s) to
support my ideas
--Most of this paper
is clear and focused,
but it could be
better at times
--I know where my
main idea is, but it
could be more clear
--I have some great
details, but then
there are some
generalities too.
-- I have supported
most of my ideas
with examples from
the text(s), but some
are not clearly
relevant
--I know what I want
to say, but it is hard
to get my ideas on
paper.
--I stick to my topic
most of the time.
--you can probably
figure out my main
idea.
--I have a few
details, but they are
very general
-- I do not support
my ideas with
relevant examples
the text(s).
--This is confusing,
even to me
--Im beginning to
figure out what I
want to say
--I think I have a
main idea or
theme, but Im not
sure
--This is sketchy, I
did not say very
much at all; some
of what I said is not
relevant to each
other
--These are
just notes
and
thoughts
--Im not
sure what I
am saying
--There is no
main idea
Final Score: ________________
Criterion B: Organization
Objectives 9-10 7-8 5-6 3-4 1-2 0
Clear Paragraphs
with clear topic
sentences


There is unity &
coherence in the
paragraphing



There is a clear
introduction with
a thesis, and a
clear conclusion



The organization
clearly reflects a
compare &
contrast essay
(point-point;
whole-whole;
similarities-
differences)
Very well
organized and
structured writing


Consistently





Introduction,
thesis &
conclusion are all
present and
extremely clear


Consistently
Good structure
and organization



Mostly





Introduction,
thesis &
conclusion are all
present and
mostly clear


Mostly
Occasional &
mostly well used
organization and
structure

Occasionally





Introduction,
thesis &
conclusion are all
present and
somewhat clear


Occasionally
Occosional
structure, but not
well used


Rarely





Introduction,
thesis &
conclusion are all
present, but not
very clear


Rarely
Little or no
organization and
structure


Very Rarely





One or more is
not included; not
clear




Not at all
Work Not
Attempted