Position Paper Rubric

What are your expectations for a final argument essay? Let students know what you're looking for with a position paper rubric that includes criteria for references, mechanics, policy development, and more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Hand out with your essay prompt so learners know how they'll be assessed
  • Focus on each element of the rubric in class to form an argumentative writing unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Designed for use with a Model UN program, but applicable for any argument essay
  • Lowest indicators are on the left, while highest points are on the right
  • Does not include an essay prompt
  • Straightforward and easy to understand
  • Adaptable for position papers in any subject
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