Literary Analysis
Final Draft

You now are ready to edit, proofread and begin writing your Literary Analysis essay. Your week is going to look very empty with regard to assignments. This is so that you can work on your essay. Don't procrastinate and work hard!

Please continually review the grading rubric for this assignment.

Grading Criteria for Literary Analysis

Max Score



(Focus) Lit Analysis grabs and orientates readers at beginning of analysis


(Focus) Lit Analysis has clear and focused thesis that is located in the introductory paragraph


(Development) Thesis has three main points that support the thesis. Points are well thought out and succinct.


(Development) Each main point is supported by evidence (quotes and examples) and commentary.


(Development) Quotes match the context/event they are connected to. Most are blended into context sentences. Page numbers are included and formatted correctly.


(Development) All evidence is clearly, explicitly shown to connect to the thesis. The wording is not repetitive.


(Style) Avoid 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…”


(Mechanics) Literary Analysis is free of glaring mechanical and grammatical errors (comma splices, sentence fragments, punctuation, capitalization, run-on sentences, etc.)


Literary Analysis exhibits quality work and insightful commentary with regard to thesis.


(Appearance) Lit analysis is approximately 2-3 pages, double spaced, titled,12 point font, and written in a Google doc that gives instructor editing rights.



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