Short Essay Rubric Writing Is the assignment written with good spelling, grammar,

Short Essay Rubric
Writing
Is the assignment written with good spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph structure?
Is the language clear?
Is the writing “tight”? That is, are there no sentences that could be cut without loss?
Exegesis
Does the exegesis section accurately and fairly represent the contents of the passage?
Is the exegesis section detailed enough to underwrite the critique section? That is, are all the ideas important to the critique explained in the exegesis?
Does the exegesis present sufficient context to accurately and fairly represent the larger point the passage is meant to be part of an argument for?
Critique
Does the critique section have a thesis?
Is that thesis clear, specific, and challenging (ie. Something not everyone would agree with)
Is there a good argument for the thesis?
Is the thesis carefully constrained? That is, is it framed in a way that it is not too strong to be supported by the argument?