Scoring Guide for ESL 123 Final Essays The scoring guide contains 5 categories: content, organization, vocabulary, grammar, and spelling and mechanics.
Spelling and Mechanics: There are some spelling and/or punctuation mistakes which interfere with understanding.
Fail (1) Content: The student may address one of the questions in the prompt but answers vaguely or briefly.
Spelling and Mechanics: Most words are spelled correctly and most punctuation is used correctly.
Pass (3) Content: The student clearly addresses all or most of the questions in the prompt.
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Organization: The order of ideas is confusing and details and examples are not used or are not supportive.
Vocabulary: Vocabulary is limited or repetitive and significantly interferes with understanding.