Establishes a specific topic and approach

Your final draft should contain between 750 and 2,500 words.

points): Establishes a specific topic and approach, as well as setting an appropriate tone/mood for the personal narrative. Engages the reader and creates interest.10–98–76–54–10Coherence and Unity (25 points): Ideas flow clearly and logically as the personal narrative develops. Each paragraph contains one main idea (with adequate detail to develop that idea clearly and logically) and a connection to the ideas that precede and follow it. Clear transitions are present between sentences as well as between paragraphs. Student remains focused on the topic.25–2221–1817–1413–10Support for Ideas (20 points): Adequate detail and accurate support are provided for each idea introduced. Specific, accurate, and relevant examples are used to show meaning. The author doesn’t simply make blanket claims without support.20–1817–1413–109–10Sentence Structure (10 points):Sentences are varied in both structure and length. Sentences are complete, expressive, clear, and to the point. No run-on sentences or sentence fragments are included.10–98–76–54–10Spelling and Word Choice (10 points):Personal narrative is free of spelling errors. Appropriate language has been chosen for each situation, fitting the mood/tone set in the introduction. Clarity isn’t inhibited by word choice complements.10–98–76–54–10Punctuation (10 points): Personal narrative is free of errors such as comma splices, misplaced commas, and inappropriate end punctuation. All punctuation is used correctly and does not interfere with comprehension.10–98–76–54–10Grammar (10 points):The student uses correct and consistent verb tenses, subject-verb agreement, clear pronoun/antecedent agreement, and so on. Grammar errors do not interfere with comprehension10–98–76–54–10Conclusion (5 points): Conclusion provides adequate closure and reinforces the meaning/significance established in the introduction. Effectively wraps up the composition.543–2