However, sometimes materials are not directly related to an AP prompt.Below are samples of generic rubrics containing the general language and areas of concentration used to evaluate AP essays for prose analysis, poetry analysis, and open-ended questions. I have tried to equate a percentage grade with each of the number scores.
These papers looks good on the surface but are simplistic.
Students respond correctly but do not devote enough space to arguments.
These papers adequately demonstrate an understanding of the passage.
Tone identification may not be as precise or thesis as forcefully worded as in 9-8 essays.
Two papers will paraphrase from the selection while the one essays omit any reference to the text.
These well-organized and well-written essays clearly demonstrate an understanding of how the poet expresses the complex attitude of the speaker.
These papers attempt to explain the passage but do so inaccurately or ineffectively.
They may present misguided or underdeveloped analysis of point of view, syntax, diction, detail, organization and/or fail to relate them to the thesis.
Their thesis statements may not reveal clear understanding of author's tone(s).
Only a vague relationship exists between paragraphs' discussions of point of view, syntax, diction, detail, organization and how these relate to the question.