Your total score will be based out of a total of 100 points with pre-scoring from your GPA and/or EFC, essay score, and letter of recommendation. All components must be included for consideration.
ESSAY RUBRIC SCORING
|Essay Prompt||Prompt is clear in the essay.||Prompt is somewhat clear in the essay||Prompt needs to be elaborated.||Prompt was not included, and essay is irrelevant|
|Ideas||Informative with clear focus and supporting details.||Informative with clear focus with some supporting details.||Focus needs to be expanded and supporting details are needed.||Topic needs to be developed.|
|Organization||Very well organized; easy to read.||Has a beginning, middle, and end.||Little organization, needs transitions.||Organization is needed.|
|Voice||Voice is confident throughout.||Voice is confident moderately.||Voice is somewhat confident.||Little to no voice; needs confidence.|
|Sentence Fluency||Sentence flow throughout essay.||Sentences mostly flow.||Sentences needs to flow.||Sentences are difficult to read and do not flow.|
|Word Choice||Nouns and verbs make essay informative.||Decent use of nouns and verbs.||Needs specific nouns and verbs; too general.||Little to no use of specific nouns and verbs.|
|Conventions||Zero grammatical errors.||Few grammatical errors.||Several grammatical errors.||Many errors which make it hard to read and understand.|
Note: All scores will be divided by 4 to create a score on a 4.0 scale.