To Kill a Mockingbird
The thesis is arguable, clear, and responds to the assignment clearly. The essay’s purpose is clear, but could use a little more originality. The essay generally maintains the focus and clear points in support. The essay offers some development of ideas and claims, with a fair amount of explanation and examples. It usually shows how the evidence supports the thesis, but makes inconsistent connections. The ideas are mostly logical and rhetorically sound. There is some exploration of potential counterarguments. The student used Times New Roman or Arial, 12 point font and 1′ margins, and doubled spaced. At least 5 scholarly references are included and used appropriately.