CRITERION A: Analyzing  (knowledge, understanding, and interpretation)

CRITERION B: Analysis and evaluation of author’s choice

 (author’s technique/style/craft)

CRITERION C: Organization (focus, organization, integration, development, transitions, referencing)

CRITERION D: LANGUAGE

 (preciseness, vocabulary, varied sentence construction, register, terminology, grammar)

7

96%-100%

There is a PERCEPTIVE & INSIGHTFUL  knowledge and understanding of the works and a PERSUASIVE

INTERPRETATION  of their implications with a detailed justification. Writing gives a  DETAILED JUSTIFICATION of opinions and ideas with a range of examples, and thorough explanations using accurate terminology.  Student is able to  effectively synthesize information to make meaningful connections.

The writing demonstrates a CONSISTENTLY and CONVINCING analysis and EVALUATION  of

textual features and the author’s broader choices in relation to the chosen topic.

When students produce their own imaginative texts, students makes perceptive stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating good awareness of impact on an audience

The writing is EFFECTIVELY organized and cohesive. The line of inquiry is well developed.

Supporting examples are well integrated into the structure of the sentences and paragraphs.

Language is VERY CLEAR, EFFECTIVELY, carefully chosen and PRECISE, with a high degree of

ACCURACY in grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction; register and style are effective and appropriate to the task

6

90%-95%

There is a VERY GOOD  KNOWLEDGE  and understanding of the works and a SUSTAINED  interpretation of their implications. Overall, the writing gives a  DETAILED JUSTIFICATION of opinions and ideas with a range of examples, and thorough explanations using accurate terminology.  Student is able to synthesize information to make meaningful connections.

The writing demonstrates an appropriate and AT TIME INSIGHTFUL analysis and evaluation of textual features and the author’s broader choices in relation to the chosen topic.

When the student produces his/her own imaginative texts, student overall makes perceptive stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating good awareness of impact on an audience

The writing is WELL ORGANIZED and MOSTLY  COHESIVE. The line of inquiry is adequately developed. Supporting examples are mostly well integrated into the structure of the sentences and paragraphs.

Language is CLEAR and CAREFULLY  chosen, with a GOOD  degree of ACCURACY in grammar,

vocabulary and sentence construction; register and style are consistently appropriate to

the task.

5

80%-89%

There is an ADEQUATE to GOOD  knowledge and understanding of the works and an interpretation of

their implications in relation to the question answered.The writing SUFFICIENTLY JUSTIFIED opinions and ideas with examples and explanations, using mostly accurate terminology. At times, student  is able to synthesize information to make meaningful connections.

The writing demonstrates a GENERALLY  appropriate analysis and evaluation of textual features and the author’s broader choices in relation to the chosen topic.

When the student  produces his/her  own imaginative texts, student  makes thoughtful stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating good awareness of impact on an audience

The writing is ADEQUATELY  organized in a generally cohesive manner. There is some development of the line of inquiry. Supporting examples are sometimes integrated into the structure of the sentences and paragraphs.

Language is clear and carefully chosen with an ADEQUATE  degree of accuracy in grammar,

vocabulary and sentence construction despite SOME  LAPSES; register and style are mostly

appropriate to the task.

3-4

70%-79%

There is SOME  knowledge and understanding of the works.  There is a SUPERFICIAL OR LIMITED  attempt to interpret the work. The candidate JUSTIFIES opinions and ideas with SOME examples and explanations, though this may not be consistent using some terminology.  Student is still developing the ability to synthesize information into meaning connections.

The writing demonstrates SOME appropriate analysis of textual features and the author’s

broader choices in relation to the chosen topic, but is reliant on description.

When the student produces his/her own imaginative text, student makes some stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating adequate awareness of impact on an audience

SOME organization is apparent. There is little development of a line of inquiry.

Supporting examples are rarely integrated into the structure of the sentences and paragraphs.

Language is SOMETIMES  clear and carefully chosen; grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction are FAIRLY  accurate, although ERRORS  and inconsistencies are apparent; the register and style are to some extent appropriate.

1-2

59%-69%

There is LITTLE knowledge and understanding of the works. The candidate. RARELY JUSTIFIES opinions and ideas with examples or explanations, using ses little or no terminology.

The writing is descriptive and/or demonstrates LITTLE  relevant analysis of textual features and/or the author’s broader choices in relation to the chosen topic. When the student produces his/her own imaginative text, student makes minimal  stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating limited awareness of impact on an audience

LITTLE  organization is present. No discernible line of inquiry is apparent in the writing. Supporting examples are not integrated into the structure of the sentences and paragraphs.

Language is RARELY  clear and appropriate; there are many errors in grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction and little sense of register and style.

0          50%

The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.

The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.

The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.

The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.


CRITERION A: Analyzing  (knowledge, understanding, and interpretation)

Analyzing  involves demonstrating an understanding of the creator’s choices, the relationships between the various components of a text and between texts, and making inferences about how an audience responds to a text , as well as the creator’s purpose for producing text. Students should be able to use the text to support their personal responses and ideas.

Essential Questions: How much knowledge and understanding does the candidate demonstrate?  To what extent does the candidate make use of knowledge and understanding of the work?  How well are ideas supported by references to the text?To what extent does the analysis show an understanding of the texts, their type and purpose, and their possible contexts (for example, cultural, temporal, relation to audience)?

CRITERION B: Analysis and evaluation of author’s choice (author’s technique/style/craft)

Analyzing a text includes evaluating the author’s choices or the author’s craft, providing an insight  into how language, structure, technique, style of text(s) create meaning.

Essential Questions: To what extent does the candidate analyse and evaluate how the choices of language, technique and style, and/or broader authorial choices shape meaning in relation to the chosen topic? To what extent does the analysis show an awareness of how stylistic features of the texts, such as language, structure, tone, technique and style, are used to construct meaning?

CRITERION C: Organization (focus, organization, integration, development, transitions, referencing)

Students should understand and be able to organize their ideas and opinions using a range of appropriate conventions for different forms and purposes of communication. Students should also recognize the importance of maintaining academic honesty by respecting intellectual property rights and referencing all sources accurately.

 Essential Questions: How well organized, focused and developed is the presentation of ideas in the writing? How well are examples integrated into the writing and cited correctly?

CRITERION D: LANGUAGE  (preciseness, vocabulary, varied sentence construction, register, terminology, grammar)

Students have opportunities to develop, organize and express themselves and communicate thoughts, ideas and information. They are required to use accurate and varied language that is appropriate to the context and intention. This objective applies to, and must include, written, oral and visual text, as appropriate.

Essential Questions:  How clear, varied and accurate is the language? How appropriate is the choice of register and style? (“Register” refers, in this context, to the candidate’s use of elements such as vocabulary, tone, sentence structure and terminology appropriate to the analysis).