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The Sense of Hearing 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.
  • The introduction has a clear transition into the body of the essay.

Body of the Essay

  • The body of the essay clearly discusses the sense of hearing.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of hearing explains why hearing is important.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of hearing says that the ear is the organ that detects sound.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of hearing gives examples of good hearing and bad hearing.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of hearing explains how to detect hearing problems in the middle ear using the Rinne Test.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of hearing gives explains how people who cannot hear can still communicate.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of hearing has a concluding sentence that leads into the next paragraph.
  • Conclusion

  • The essay has a clear conclusion.
  • The conclusion summaries the sense of hearing.
  • The conclusion explains why our sense of hearing 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.