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The student composed a final draft of a
research paper using proper MLA
formatting conventions.

The introduction is engaging and includes
a strong one-sentence, three-point thesis
a statement as the last sentence in the
introductory paragraph.

The body paragraphs reflect one of the
supporting points in the thesis statement.

The conclusion restates the thesis
statement in different words and
summarizes the main idea and supporting
points. The conclusion does not introduce
new information.

The essay contains proper use of
transitions, connecting information and
creating flow.

The student included at least five properly
formatted MLA in-text citations
(a combination of direct and indirect
citations).

The essay is at least three double-spaced
pages in length. The fourth (or last) page
contains an MLA Works Cited page.

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