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Online Guide to Writing and Research

Assessing Your Writing

How Is Writing Graded?

A General Assessment Tool

When professors grade papers, they use general writing standards to critique your written work. However, a more detailed insight into what professors are looking for can be helpful as you assess your own writing. Though the evaluation process of every professor is unique, there are some common evaluative standards that professors use.


The assessment table below represents the standards professors often use as they evaluate a paper.

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