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DWA Scoring. What does my score mean?. LT: I can analyze sample argumentative essays to identify their strengths and then apply my new understandings to a piece of my own writing. Directions:.

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Dwa scoring

DWA Scoring

What does my score mean?


Directions

LT: I can analyze sample argumentative essays to identify their strengths and then apply my new understandings to a piece of my own writing.

Directions:

Step 1: Individually, or with one other partner, read the four example essays provided. Then, number them 2-5. Two being the lowest score and five being the highest and strongest submission.

Step 2: Create a bulleted list of what the best essay did well. Ex: Used Transitions


  • Shows weak understanding of task their strengths and then apply my new understandings to a piece of my own writing.

  • Doesn’t take a position

  • Takes position, lack reasons

  • Fails to maintain focus

  • Little to no recognition of counter arguments

  • Lacks development

  • Repetitive

  • Lack appropriate transitions

  • Minimal Introduction & Conclusion

  • Inconsistent or lack of structure

2

What are the characteristics?


  • Some understanding of task their strengths and then apply my new understandings to a piece of my own writing.

  • Takes position, but lack background or context

  • Doesn’t address counter argument, or does so briefly/unclear

  • Provides general reasons that lack developed examples

  • Simple organization

  • Lack transitions, or simple ones

  • Little sentence variety

  • Demonstrates some control of writing

  • Basic word choice

3

What are the characteristics?


  • Shows understanding of task their strengths and then apply my new understandings to a piece of my own writing.

  • Takes position and provides context or background

  • Addresses complexity of issue with counter arguments- briefly addresses, but lack development

  • Provides reasons with some specific examples & details

  • Clear organization

  • Contains transitions

  • Clear intro and conclusion with some development

  • Some sentence variety & vocab

4

What are the characteristics?


  • Shows CLEAR understanding of task their strengths and then apply my new understandings to a piece of my own writing.

  • Takes position and provides a broad context or background to the issue

  • Addresses complexity of issue with counter arguments- Developed rebuttals that are effective

  • Provides reasons with clear, developed specific examples & details that are clearly connected to the main idea

  • Clear organization

  • Contains strong transitions that may not be as obvious

  • Clear and developed intro and conclusion

  • Uses a variety of sentence structures

  • Controlled use of academic vocabulary

5

What are the characteristics?


Directions1

LT: I can analyze sample argumentative essays to identify their strengths and then apply my new understandings to a piece of my own writing.

Directions:

Step 1: Read through your essay on school uniforms

Step 2: Using the rubric, create a checklist of three or more things you need to add or change in your essay to improve it.


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