Created by the English Department faculty for use across the curriculum
Rubrics provide a clear set of criterion for evaluating a product. Rubrics are not checklists with simple sets of requirements (or scoring guides). Well designed rubrics:
* Are task specific
* Create a commonality of expectations for students to follow
* Are used throughout the instructional process
* Should be used across the curriculum
Five Paragraph Essay-A paper that includes an introductory paragraph as well as three body paragraphs along with a concluding paragraph.
Research Paper-A formal written report that includes research findings and a student’s own ideas.
Compare Contrast Essay-a piece of writing that shows similarities and differences among characters, ideas, or other elements.
Descriptive Essay-An essay that describes, in detail, an event or other specified topic.
Character Analysis Essay-The analysis of a character within a specified text.
Literary Analysis-A paper that analyzes a text using insight, this may or may not require outside sources.
Persuasive Essay-An essay that attempts to persuade the reader.
Narrative Essay-An essay that tells a story. Most essays of this type spring from an event or experience in the writer’s life.
Opinion Essay-An essay that presents an opinion it may or may not require outside sources.
Expository Essayy-An essay which shares, explains, suggests, or explores information, emotion, and ideas.
Short Story-A genre or form of prose fiction; shorter than a novel, and normally dealing with fewer characters and less action.
Process Essay-An essay that describes a process in detail.
Business Letter-Business Letter is a letter written in a formal language, usually used by writing to a corporation or a large organization. The business letter usually follows the block format.