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The Sense of Smell Rubric

Content

Name of Student who corrected your essay for content (10 pts) ____________________

Introduction (First Paragraph)

  • The introduction has a topic sentence (purpose) that clearly explains what this essay is about.
  • The introduction provides a brief outline or examples telling the reader what will be found in the body of the essay. For example, you may see a sentence that says, "the sense of smell tells you when your favorite dinner is being made".
  • The introduction has a clear transition into the body of the essay.

Body of the Essay

  • The body of the essay talks about the sense of smell.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of smell explains why the sense of smell is important.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of smell says that the nose is the organ that detects smell.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of smell gives examples of different odors that can be detected.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of smell compares a person with a strong sense of smell to a person with a weak sense of smell.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of smell has a concluding sentence that leads into the next paragraph.

Conclusion

  • The essay has a clear conclusion.
  • The conclusion summaries the sense of smell.
  • The conclusion explains why our sense of smell is important, and how they help us see the world.

Spelling and Grammar

Name of Student corrected your essay for spelling (10 pts) ____________________

NOTE: The same student can not correct your essay for both content and spelling.

Spelling

  • The essay has no or very few spelling errors.
  • The essay has some spelling errors (more than 5).
  • The essay has a lot of spelling errors (more than 10).

Grammar

  • The essay has good subject/verb agreement.
  • The essay is only in the past tense.
  • The essay has no fragmented sentences.
  • The essay has no run-on sentences.
  • The essay does not use the verb "to be" very often.