English Midyear Evaluation
Name _____________________________________ Block ___
that you feel you are done, please use a colored pencil and mark the paper with
Look at your
Introduction: 20 Points
Do you have a specific type of lead?
If not, -10
Is the lead long
enough? If not, -5
Does the lead make
the reader want to continue reading because it is interesting?
If not, -5
Is there a bridge statement needed after the lead, and before the
three-part thesis statement? If
missing and needed, -5
Is there a thesis statement containing the topic, position, and
three reasons why, all in one sentence? If
Look at the supporting
detail paragraphs: 60 Points
Does each paragraph start with a transition?
-5 for each missed in the supporting detail paragraphs and conclusion.
Does each supporting detail paragraph end appropriately? Or do you
see poor “Clincher” type sentences. -5 for each clincher.
Are two of the reasons too similar?
Should they have combined those two and look for a better, third reason?
Although the supporting detail paragraphs do not have to be equal,
does each one have ENOUGH
PERSUADE THE AUDIENCE? Really?
-20 to -40 depending on the case.
Look at the conclusion:
Does it have a restated thesis that uses enough synonyms so that
it doesn’t seem repetitive? Are more synonyms needed?
Are the reasons in the same order? -5 if no synonyms are used, or if they
are not in the same order. -5 if no transition is used.
Does the lead reminder echo
back to the lead? -5 if it
doesn’t, -10 if the lead reminder is not attempted.