Sentence Fluency

4

Easy to read with inflection that brings out voice

Dances along like a lively script

Stunning variety in sentence style and length

Fragments are effective

Dialogue is authentic/dramatic/performable

3.5

Can be read with expression

Easygoing rhythm, flow, cadence

Significant variety in style and length

Fragments add emphasis

Dialogue is authentic

3

Natural phrasing--easy to read

Rhythmic flow dominates--a few awkward moments

Some variety in style and length

Fragments are not a problem

Dialogue is natural

2.5

Mechanical, but readable

Choppy or "never-ending" text common

Repetitive beginnings; little variety in length

Fragments (if used) do not work

Dialogue is a little stiff

2

You can read it if you're patient, and if you rehearse

Many run-ons, choppy sentences, non-sentences, or other problems

Minimal variety in style or length

Fragments (if used) are oversights

Dialogue (if used) is hard to perform

1

Hard to read, even with effort

Missing words, awkward moments, and/or irregular structure

Hard to judge variety, because it's hard to tell where sentences begin

Fragments (if used) make it harder to read

Dialogue is missing or is difficult to read