Introduction (10 pts)
Level One / 0 pts: - Does not introduce main similarity/difference to be explained in upcoming
- Does not end with thesis
Level Two / 1-5 pts: - Introduces main similarity/difference but does it in a vague, broad manner
- Has a thesis that is just a summary and not an analysis
Level Three / 6-10 pts - Introduces main similarity/difference in a clear manner
- Has a thesis that is an analysis
Compare/Contrast Paragraphs (40 pts)
Level One / 0 pts: - Does not point out a main comparison or main difference in each paragraph
Level Two / 1-20 pts: - The main comparison and main difference pointed out are not significant but at
Level Three / 21-40 pts: - The main comparison and main difference are essential, significant points to
the analysis of the essay
Analysis Paragraph (30 pts)
Level One / 0 pts: - There is no analysis provided
Level Two / 1-20 pts: - The analysis provided is too obvious or too much of a summary.
Level Three / 21-30 pts: - The analysis provides a deep insight into the prompt. Based off of the
Conclusion Paragraph (10 pts)
Level One / 0 pts: - There is no conclusion provided
Level Two / 1-5 pts: - Conclusion just summarizes the writing above. Does not provide a lasting
statement or explain significance of essay.
Level Three / 6-10 pts - Conclusion provides a lasting statement and explains the significance of paper.
Formal Tone (10 pts)
Level One / 0 pts: - Too many grammatical mistakes/ unreadable. Too conversational.
Level Two / 1-5 pts: - A large amount of grammatical mistakes but still readable. Some uses of informal
phrases and words.
Level Three / 5-10 pts: - Little to no mistakes. Tone is professional.