Grading Criteria

Your instructor will focus on the following questions when commenting on and grading your essay:

  1. Does this writer focus on one particular event or situation?
  2. Does he or she fully develop important ideas and happenings in the essay, or is there simply surface mention made of these things?
  3. Does he or she tell a good, creative story? In other words, does this writer make enough use of vivid, descriptive detail and appropriate examples that the reader is able to really understand and enjoy the story that is being told?