Trait Rubric - Organization
Organization supports the centrail idea (thesis). The order and structure move the reader through the text easily.
- A. An interesting introduction draws the reader into the paper, and a satisfying conclusion leaves the reader with a sense of resolution.
- B. Smooth, effective transitions exist among all elements (sentences, paragraphs, and ideas).
- C. Organizational patterns are effective but unobtrusive. Paragraphing is natural and appropriate.
Organization supports the central idea (thesis). However, the order and structure do not readily move the reader through the text.
- A. The introduction and conclusion are present.
- B. Transitions are present but commonplace, inappropriate, or excessive.
- C. Organizational patterns are present but predictable. Paragraphing is not consistently natural and appropriate.
Organization neither supports nor develops the central idea (thesis). The lack of order and structure detract from the reader's understanding.
- A. The introduction and conclusion are not present.
- B. Transitions are nonexistent.
- C. Organizational patterns are haphazard and disjointed. Paragraphing is not utilized or is misapplied.
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