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Outline and Thesis Statement
Outline and Thesis Statement
Criteria Ratings Pts
Thesis Statement
threshold: pts
40 pts
Exemplary
The thesis statement is one complete sentence. It perfectly follows the given format.
36 pts
Satisfactory
The thesis statement is one complete sentence. It follows the given format, with one exception.
32 pts
Developing
The thesis statement is one complete sentence. It only partially follows the given format.
28 pts
Minimal
The thesis statement is one complete sentence. It does not really follow the given format.
0 pts
Missing
The student did not submit a thesis statement.
pts
40 pts
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Outline Format
threshold: pts
10 pts
Exemplary
The outline includes the proper heading, proper title, and is formatted correctly (Roman numerals for the main points and capital letters for the sub-points).
9 pts
Satisfactory
The outline includes the proper heading and a proper title, but it contains one formatting error.
8 pts
Developing
The outline includes the proper heading and a proper title, but it contains two or three formatting errors.
7 pts
Minimal
The outline lacks a proper heading or a proper title, and it contains two or three formatting errors.
6 pts
Insufficient
The outline lacks a proper heading or a proper title and contains more than three formatting errors.
pts
10 pts
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Outline Content
threshold: pts
50 pts
Exemplary
The outline perfectly follows the given format. At least two similarities and differences are listed.
42 pts
Satisfactory
The outline follows the given format, with one or two errors. At least two similarities and differences are listed.
34 pts
Developing
The outline mostly follows the given format, with one or two errors. The outline is lacking one of the four similarities and differences.
26 pts
Minimal
Either the outline does not follow the given format, or it is lacking two of the required four similarities and differences.
18 pts
Insufficient
The outline does not follow the given format and is missing three or all of the required four similarities and differences.
pts
50 pts
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Total Points: 100 out of 100