6+1 Trait Writing Rubric                                

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Description: Rubric For Persuasive Essay
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Ideas This paper is clear and focused. It holds the reader's attention. Relevant anecdotes and details enrich the central theme. The writer is beginning to define the topic, even though development is still basic or general. As yet, the paper has no clear sense of purpose or central theme. To extract meaning from the text, the reader must make inferences based on sketchy or missing details.
Organization The organization enhances and showcases the central idea or theme. The order, structure, or presentation of information is compelling and moves the reader through the text. The organizational structure is strong enough to move the reader through the text without too much confusion. The writing lacks a clear sense of direction. Ideas, details, or events seem strung together in a loose or random fashion; there is no identifiable internal structure.
Voice The writer speaks directly to the reader in a way that is individual, compelling, and engaging. The writer crafts the writing with an awareness and respect for the audience and the purpose for writing. The writer seems sincere but not fully engaged or involved. The result is pleasant or even personable, but not compelling. The writer seems indifferent, uninvolved, or distanced from the topic and/or the audience.