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The Sense of Taste 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 clearly discusses the sense of taste.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of taste explains why the taste is important.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of taste says that the tongue is the organ that detects taste.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of taste states that there are four basic taste: sweet, sour, bitter, and salty.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of taste states that food can have more that one flavor.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of taste says that these four basic taste combine to make up thousands or millions of different taste.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of taste explains that the nose is needed to help determine the difference between different taste.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of taste says that some people have a sharper sense of taste than others do.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of taste has a concluding sentence that leads into the next paragraph.

Conclusion

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