The thesis statement is concise, allows the reader to know the direction of the paper and what the author’s intended purpose is.Addresses all aspects of prompt appropriately with a consistently strong focus and convincing position.Establishes and maintains a substantive and credible claim or proposal. Develops claims and backs it up with textual evidence both from research and from the play.Accurately and effectively presents important details from reading materialsto develop argument or claim. Includes correct in-text citations.Presents thorough and detailed information to effectively support and develop the focus, controlling idea, or claim. Makes a clarifying connection(s) that illuminates argumentand adds depth to reasoning.Maintains an organizational structure that intentionally and effectively enhances thepresentation of information as required by the prompt. Structure enhances development of the reasoningand logic of the argument.Demonstrates and maintains a well-developed command of standard English conventions and cohesion, with few errors. Response includes language and tone consistently appropriate to the audience, purpose, and specific requirements of the prompt. Consistently cites sources using MLA format.Integrates relevant and accurate disciplinary content with thorough explanations that demonstrate in-depth understanding.