Papers are graded on the following basic criteria and each will have a detailed rubric provided before the work is due. 

  • Student answered the prompt
  • Student had a clear thesis statement 
  • Student stayed on point throughout 
  • Student’s writing followed a logical progression
  • Student used correct grammar and spelling
  • Student’s work met length requirements 
  • Student cited any and all sources using MLA format.

Other tips: 

  • Large headings or footers do not count toward page length.  
  • Write more than one draft.  Quality papers have been proof read. 
  • All papers that are handed in late, are subject to the the Late Work Policy.  

Questions on MLA?  Check out these resources: 

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