10 pts for Outline
Outline is filled out completely and stapled to the back of your essay.
30 pts for correct spelling and grammar
Essay is free from spelling and grammatical errors. Hint: read out loud to help catch grammatical errors. Work cited list is done in MLA Format on separate page at end of essay.
30 pts for content knowledge
Show understanding of the topic and the history of the time by writing at least 3 body paragraphs that have historically accurate arguments supporting the main idea.
30 pts for a well-crafted essay
Essay must highlight, through a clear and concise thesis, what two (or more) views you will be exploring. Essay is well-organized and provides more than one perspective about an event/time in the founder’s life. Essay contains a conclusion that re-emphasizes a nuanced view of your founder and helps the reader view your founder as a multi-faceted individual.
Total Score: ____/100