1). Thesis and Theme : One thesis that strongly and clearly states the topic and stance (position) and directly answers the question. (Its about the theme)
2). Reasoning and Evidence: Evidence is well chosen and strongly supports the thesis. Reasoning connects evidence to claim in a clear, logical, and highly effective way.
3). Organization: Well-organized, thoughtful, and planned response. Uses transitions
appropriately and correctly. Introduces the topic in an interesting way and has a solid conclusion.
4). Writing Conventions: Almost no errors. Sentences are well constructed and show variety. Sentences flow together, clearly connecting ideas. DOES NOT GET PERSONAL! Does not use first person or second person pronouns (I, me, we, us, you).
With 3 supporting claims about the theme