Literary Analysis
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Literary Analysis Grading Rubric
Points 6-7 3-5 1-2
Focus Lit Analysis effectively grabs and orientates readers at beginning of analysis. The paper has a clear and focused thesis that is located in the introductory paragraph Lit Analysis somewhat grabs and orientates readers at the beginning of analysis. The paper has a thesis that is moderately clear and is located in the introductory paragraph. Lit Analysis fails to grab and/or orientate reader at the beginning of the analysis. The paper lacks a thesis statement that is clear or it is not located in the introductory paragraph.

Grade: /7 Points

Points 11-15 6-10 1-5
Development The paper has three main points that thoroughly support the thesis. Points are well throughout and succinct. Each main point is supported by evidence (quotes and examples) and insightful commentary. All evidence is clearly, explicitly shown to connect to the thesis. The wording is not repetitive.Quotes match the context/event they are connected to and blended into context sentences. The paper has three main points that adequately support the thesis. Points are are somewhat throughout and succinct. Each main point is supported by evidence (quotes and examples) and strong commentary. Most evidence connects to the thesis. The wording is not repetitive. Most quotes match the context/event they are connected to and somewhat blended into context sentences. The paper is weak, may not have three points, or the points do not support the thesis. Points are not well throughout and succinct. Some of the main points are supported by evidence (quotes and examples), and there is an attempt for the evidence to connect to the thesis. The wording is repetitive. Some quotes match the context/event they are connected. Most quotes do not blend into context sentences.


Grade: /15 Points


Points 9-12 5-8 1-4
Mechanics and Appearance Literary Analysis is free of glaring mechanical and grammatical errors (comma splices, sentence fragments, punctuation, capitalization, run-on sentences, etc.)
Lit analysis is approximately 3-4 pages, double spaced, titled,12 point font, and written in a Google doc that gives instructor editing rights.
Page numbers are included and formatted correctly.
Literary Analysis contains some mechanical and grammatical errors (comma splices, sentence fragments, punctuation, capitalization, run-on sentences, etc.) Lit analysis is approximately 3-4 pages, double spaced, titled,12 point font, and written in a Google doc that may give instructor editing rights. Page numbers are included.
Literary Analysis contains many mechanical and grammatical errors (comma splices, sentence fragments, punctuation, capitalization, run-on sentences, etc.) Lit analysis is not approximately 3-4 pages, double spaced, titled,12 point font, and written in a Google doc that may give instructor editing rights. Page numbers are not included.

Grade: /12 Points


Points 5-6 3-4 1-2
Style and Quality Literary Analysis exhibits quality work and insightful commentary with regard to thesis. Avoids first person point of view. Example: pointing out that you are writing an essay. Don’t write, “In this essay I will…” or “I will first describe… and then I will…” or “When I first started to think about this subject…” or “In conclusion, I have proven...” Literary Analysis somewhat exhibits quality work and commentary with regard to thesis. The writer mostly avoided using first person point of view. Example: pointing out that you are writing an essay. Don’t write, “In this essay I will…” or “I will first describe… and then I will…” or “When I first started to think about this subject…” or “In conclusion, I have proven...” Literary Analysis does not exhibit quality work. The writer uses first person point of view throughout paper.. Example: pointing out that you are writing an essay. Don’t write, “In this essay I will…” or “I will first describe… and then I will…” or “When I first started to think about this subject…” or “In conclusion, I have proven...”

Points: /6 Points

FINAL GRADE: /40 POINTS
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