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Persuasive Essay : Why the Government of Ghana should fund Basic Income to eliminate extreme poverty in Ghana.
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Teacher Name: Give Direct
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Student Name: ________________________________________
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Student Contact Number: ______________________________
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CATEGORY4 - Above Standards3 - Meets Standards2 - Approaching Standards1 - Below StandardsScore
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Attention GrabberThe introductory paragraph has a strong hook or attention grabber that is appropriate for the audience. This could be a strong statement, a relevant quotation, statistic, or question addressed to the reader.The introductory paragraph has a hook or attention grabber, but it is weak, rambling or inappropriate for the audience.The author has an interesting introductory paragraph but the connection to the topic is not clear.The introductory paragraph is not interesting AND is not relevant to the topic.
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Position StatementThe position statement provides a clear, strong statement of the author\'s position on the topic.The position statement provides a clear statement of the author\'s position on the topic.A position statement is present, but does not make the author\'s position clear.There is no position statement.
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Focus or Thesis StatementThe thesis statement names the topic of the essay and outlines the main points to be discussed.The thesis statement names the topic of the essay.The thesis statement outlines some or all of the main points to be discussed but does not name the topic.The thesis statement does not name the topic AND does not preview what will be discussed.
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Support for PositionIncludes 3 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement. The writer anticipates the reader\'s concerns, biases or arguments and has provided at least 1 counter-argument.Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement.Includes 2 pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement.Includes 1 or fewer pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences).
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Evidence and ExamplesAll of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author\'s position.Most of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author\'s position.At least one of the pieces of evidence and examples is relevant and has an explanation that shows how that piece of evidence supports the author\'s position.Evidence and examples are NOT relevant AND/OR are not explained.
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AccuracyAll supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.Almost all supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.Most supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.Most supportive facts and statistics were inaccurately reported.
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SequencingArguments and support are provided in a logical order that makes it easy and interesting to follow the author\'s train of thought.Arguments and support are provided in a fairly logical order that makes it reasonably easy to follow the author\'s train of thought.A few of the support details or arguments are not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem a little confusing.Many of the support details or arguments are not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem very confusing.
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TransitionsA variety of thoughtful transitions are used. They clearly show how ideas are connectedTransitions show how ideas are connected, but there is little varietySome transitions work well, but some connections between ideas are fuzzy.The transitions between ideas are unclear OR nonexistent.
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Closing paragraphThe conclusion is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer\'s position. Effective restatement of the position statement begins the closing paragraph.The conclusion is recognizable. The author\'s position is restated within the first two sentences of the closing paragraph.The author\'s position is restated within the closing paragraph, but not near the beginning.There is no conclusion - the paper just ends.
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SourcesAll sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and cited correctly.All sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and most are cited correctly.Most sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and cited correctly.Many sources are suspect (not credible) AND/OR are not cited correctly.
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AudienceDemonstrates a clear understanding of the potential reader and uses appropriate vocabulary and arguments. Anticipates reader\'s questions and provides thorough answers appropriate for that audience.Demonstrates a general understanding of the potential reader and uses vocabulary and arguments appropriate for that audience.Demonstrates some understanding of the potential reader and uses arguments appropriate for that audience.It is not clear who the author is writing for.
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Sentence StructureAll sentences are well-constructed with varied structure.Most sentences are well-constructed and there is some varied sentence structure in the essay.Most sentences are well constructed, but there is no variation is structure.Most sentences are not well-constructed or varied.
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Grammar & SpellingAuthor makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.Author makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.Author makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.Author makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
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Capitalization & PunctuationAuthor makes no errors in capitalization or punctuation, so the essay is exceptionally easy to read.Author makes 1-2 errors in capitalization or punctuation, but the essay is still easy to read.Author makes a few errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader\'s attention and interrupt the flow.Author makes several errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader\'s attention and interrupt the flow.
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Date Created: May 21, 2018 12:24 pm (CDT)
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