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Papers should be no less than 5 full pages in length in Times New Roman 12 point font. Papers less than four full pages typed will earn a zero--without opportunity for revision. Your paper must have a creative title. If I discover several misspelled words and/or incorrect usage/punctuation, I will return the paper to you to be revised and re-submitted. In any event, such errors will only reduce your grade. Expect a full grade deduction for every day the essay is late.

Prof. Oteroas ENG 101 Narrative Essay Grading Rubric Student ___________________________
Content A B C D F
i?: Length: No less than 4 pages (if this is not met, your grade will be 3 points at most.
i?: Opening/Lead: Opening sentence and early conflict hook readeras interest (eg. with action,
reaction , dialogue, description of setting, a good question, etc.);
i?: Opening/Lead: Central characters are effectively named within the first three paragraphs
i?: Unifying Theme: Has a purpose; original, honest, meaningful a?lessonsa? to share.
i?: Conflict: Develops a clear central conflict and uses complication to create suspense.
i?: Conflict: Clearly centers on one the four: self vs. self, person, group/society, or nature.
i?: Conflict: Sticks to a 1 day or few hour event; doesnat tell life story.
i?: Senses Test: Sights, sounds, smells, touches, and tastes thoroughly explored.
i?: Specificity Test: Details are focused and narrowed down; they are specific, concrete and exact (years, makes, models, brand names, colors, textures, flavors, etc. are named)
i?: Characterization: Vividly describes characters and charactersa actions; characters are believable.
i?: Characterization: Sticks to no more than four charactersa and only the ones that are necessary to deliver the theme of the narrative.
i?: Dialogue: Only includes necessary dialogue; narrowed to carefully-selected lines which help SHOW essayas theme and the characteras qualities.
i?: Setting: Uses the setting in order to symbolically set the tone or shifts in mood.
i?: Symbolism: Uses objects within setting or character to add depth to the unifying theme(s).
i?: Symbolism: Uses a single object throughout the narrative helps readers understand the central theme of the narrative.
i?: Metaphors (&/or Similes): Are compact (short & sweet), coherent (not mixed), & concrete (helps make details vivid).
i?: Conclusion: Ends with drama, a good closing line; doesnat say a?So I learned thata¦a?

Style A B C D F
i?: Paragraphs: Paragraphs are created when there is a shift in ideas, details, and/or chronology (this is a major weight in your grade).
i?: Organizing Pattern: structured without flashbacks, moves along chronologically, and clearly moves to a climax with the ending shortly thereafter.
i?: Point of View: Sticks to either first person (I) or third personal (He, she, he, it).
i?: Freshness Test: ClichA©s are avoided; original expressions used.
i?: Conciseness: Combines choppy sentences; cuts the fat out of wordiness
i?: Transitions: Effectively uses chronological sequence words (then, next, once, as, when, etc) to begin paragraphs
i?: Sentence Variety: Varies sentence structure and length with intentions.
i?: Verbs: Action words are used, and dull forms of a?to bea? are boycotted wherever possible.
i?: Adjectives & Adverbs: Used correctly; avoids absolutes (always, never, etc.), vague terms (good, bad, beautiful, ugly) & intensifiers (eg. very, extremely).

Grammar/Usage A B C D F
i?: Dialogue: (There is a new paragraph when a new person speaks).
i?: Dialogue: Open and close quotes as well as commas are correctively placed.
i?: Usage: Correctly uses there, their, theyare and other similar sounding words.
i?: Verb Tense: Sticks to either present or past tense.
Grade Out of 15 Points: ___________