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4 The text conveys
an overall impression with abundant vivid details and is well chosen for the purpose and audience.

3 The text conveys
an overall impression with ample details and suits the purpose and audience.

2 The text conveys
an overall impression
with some vivid details and suits the purpose and audience.

1 The text does not convey
an overall impression and fails to suit the purpose and audience.


4 The organization is clear with abundant transitions.

3 A few ideas seem out
of place or transitions are missing.

2 Many ideas seem out of place and transitions are missing.

1 The organization is unclear and hard to follow.


4 The voice sounds natural, engaging, and personal.

3 The voice sounds natural and personal.

2 The voice sounds mostly unnatural with a few exceptions.

1 The voice sounds mostly unnatural.

Word Choice

4 Words are specific and powerful, rich in sensory images.

3 Words are specific and some words appeal to the senses.

2 Some words are overly general.

1 Most words are overly general.

Sentence Fluency

4 Varied sentences flow smoothly.

3 Most sentences are varied and flow smoothly.

2 Some sentences are varied but some are choppy.

1 Sentences are not varied and are choppy.


4 Punctuation, usage, and spelling are correct. The Power Rules
are all followed.

3 Punctuation, usage, and spelling are mainly correct, and Power Rules are all followed.

2 Some punctuation, usage, and spelling are incorrect, but all Power Rules are followed.

1 There are many errors
and at least one failure to follow a Power Rule.

PRoJECT PREP Quality and Conventions

  1. Exchange revisions with a writing partner, and read each other’s writing with an eye toward correcting any grammar, usage, mechanics, or spelling errors, especially the Power Rules.

  2. Make necessary corrections based on feedback from your partner. Then evaluate your work using the rubric above and make further revisions as appropriate.


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