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Argument and Rhetoric Unit

Points
RUBRIC
category below
Requirement

9-10 points

Research Project 100 Total


Double points awarded for each
7-8 points

5-6 points

3-4 points

0-2 points

Outlines some important


details about the persons
life and his or her
assassination. May not
include much personal
history or background.
Does not discuss the
impact of the
assassination on the
world.
Analysis of speech or essay
is developed with some
references to the text(s).
Examples are used
sometimes ineffectively
to support your conclusion
about how the author or
speaker develops the main
idea or message. Main idea
may not be clear.

Outlines a few details


about the persons life and
his or her assassination.
Does not include much
personal history or
background. Does not
discuss the impact of the
assassination.

Details are too few or


are inaccurate. A clear
picture of the person and
his or her assassination is
not presented in the
presentation. Impact of
the assassination is not
discussed.

Analysis of speech or essay


is underdeveloped; few
references are made to
the text(s). Examples are
too general or not
specific enough to support
your conclusion about how
the author develops a main
idea in the text. Main idea
is unclear or unsupported.

References to the
text(s) are too few to
develop an analysis of
the speech or essay, or
not relevant to the
purpose. Examples are
too general or do not
support a conclusion
about the main idea of the
text. Main idea is not
stated or is incorrect.
Ideas and content are not
organized. No logical
progression of ideas
makes topic confusing /
hard to follow.

Development
of
Biographical
and
Background
Information

Outlines all major and


important details about
the persons life and his or
her assassination. Includes
personal history, greatest
achievements, lifes work,
etc. Clearly states the
impact the assassination
had on the world.

Outlines many major


important details about
the persons life and his or
her assassination. Includes
personal history, but may
not clearly state the
impact of the
assassination on the
world.

Analysis of
Persuasive
Speech /
Argumentativ
e Essay (Main
Idea)

Analysis of speech or essay


is well developed with
multiple relevant
references to the text(s).
Detailed examples are used
to clearly support your
conclusion about how the
author or speaker
develops his or her main
idea.

Analysis of speech or essay


is well developed with
multiple references to the
text(s). Examples are used
to support your conclusion
about how the author or
speaker develops his or
her main idea.

Organization
of
Presentation

Ideas and content are


clearly organized in a way
that enhances meaning;
progression of ideas is
smooth and clear / easy
to follow.

Ideas and content are


effectively organized.
Progression of ideas is clear.

Ideas and content are


presented in an organized
fashion. Progression of
ideas is not always clear.

Attempts to present ideas


in an organized way, but the
progression of ideas is not
clear / is sometimes
confusing.

Citation of
Information
and Details

All information from


outside sources is cited
correctly in MLA format
credit is given where it is
due. Works Cited is
complete and correct.

All information from


outside sources is cited
correctly in MLA format.
Works Cited is complete, but
may not be correct in
format.

Most information from


outside sources is cited
correctly. Works Cited
may not be complete or
correct.

Information from outside


sources is cited, but
incorrectly. Works Cited is
incomplete or incorrect.

Fails to cite information


from outside sources or
does so incorrectly.
Works cited is incorrect
or not present.

Overall
Presentation
/
Grammar,
Usage,
Mechanics

Presentation is aesthetically
pleasing neat,
interesting, attentive to
audience attention. No
errors in usage or grammar
that impede understanding.

Presentation is aesthetically
pleasing neat,
interesting, attentive to
audience attention. Few
errors in usage or
grammar do not impede
understanding.

Presentation is neat and


attentive to audience
interest. Errors in usage or
grammar may impede
understanding.

Presentation is not attentive


to audience. Errors in
usage or grammar
impede understanding.

Presentation is sloppy.
Many errors in usage
and grammar impede
understanding and make
information difficult to
comprehend.

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