The upper range papers satisfy all the following criteria:
A. Each paper has a clear statement of the writer’s position.
B. Each paper clearly states the issue on which the position is held.
C. Each paper includes logical reasons for that position.
D. Each paper includes persuasive reasons for that position:
Each persuasive point is supported with specific arguments, examples, or details.
Each persuasive point is clearly related to the paper’s position.
E. Diction and tone are appropriate to audience.
F. Syntax and organization are clear, logical, and appropriate.
These papers will display good mechanical and grammatical control.