For those of you who are curious, click below for the full paper rubric, complete with explanations/requirements for each category.
____Thesis and Point of View (35)
- Reflect deep and innovative thinking about the text and topic
- Communicated clearly in the introduction
- Relevant throughout the entire paper
- Demonstrates clear, fully-explained connections to quotes and other textual examples
____Detail and Analysis (35)
- Paragraphs analyze the text with the aid of quoted material
- All quoted material is relevant to the thesis and main idea of the paragraph
- Explanation and commentary accompanies all quoted material
- Analysis shows creative and innovative interpretations of the text, reflecting your own critical views
- Analysis shows your comprehension of the text and the literary / historical / cultural traditions related to the piece
- Introduction contains all the relevant information to lead into your analysis, including the thesis
- Each paragraph demonstrates your analysis of the text according to a specific, main idea
- The main idea of each paragraph is directly related to the thesis as stated in the introduction
- A conclusion wraps up the paper without excessive redundancy
____Conventions and Communication (15)
- Paper follows conventions for literary analysis, including pronoun use, verb tense, and effective quote integration.
- Writing shows careful proofreading and attention to spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and potential sentence fragments, etc.
- Writing communicates points in a clear, concise way, free from awkward and vague language.
- Document is formatted according to MLA requirements, including double spacing, a complete heading, paragraph indents, etc.
- Citations within the text use the MLA format appropriate to the genre of the quoted text.
- Works Cited page includes ALL quoted sources, listed in MLA format