answers the basic question: why is this reading important (what does it say about larger
issues); demonstrates a thoughtful approach to the reading; appropriately identifies the greater implications and historical context of the central argument of the piece; organizational pattern is clearly and consistently observable and skillful and makes the content of the presentation cohesive; language choices are imaginative, strong, and enhance the effectiveness of the
Major points that support the thesis of the reading are clearly identified within the body
of the composition.
! A proper conclusion wraps up the composition