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Character profile

You may work with the other people who had the same character as you on the prewriting stage but you must each submit your own profile.

Standard 10.2.3
Read to draw inferences, evaluate effectiveness, compare, analyse, synthesise.
Standard 10.3.2
Standard 10.3.4
Select relevant detail
Standard 10.3.7
Analyse plot, characterisation
Standard 10.3.10
Make connections
Standard 10.3.11
Evaluate, interpret
Standard 10.3.13
Communicate a considered personal response
Standard 10.5.2
Show a clear sense of audience
Standard 10.5.4
Write responses to literature in a wide range of styles
Standard 10.6.5
Use imaginative and varied vocabulary

CriteriaExemplary       4Proficient        3Basic                2Poor              1
IdeasThe character's actions, feelings, attitudes, influences and motivations are clearly described and analyzed for their importance.(10.2.3, 10.3.7, 10.3.10, 10.3.11)
Relevant, telling, quality examples from the text, including at least two quotes, support each area of characterization. (10.3.4)
The character is only partially analyzed; one area of characterization is missing.
Details and information are relevant, and at least one quote is used, but one area of characterization is not adequately supported.
The character is not fully analyzed; two or more areas of characterization are missing.
Details and information are relevant, but more than one area of characterization is not adequately supported.
The character is only minimally analyzed.
Details and information are unclear or not related to the character analysis, or are missing.
Structure and OrganisationA strong lead with an interesting hook.
A strong conclusion that sums up your thoughts on the character.
Good choice of transitions make the structure clear. (10.3.13)
Use of imaginative headings to group information. (10.5.4)
There is a good lead but it is functional rather than interesting.
The conclusion ends the piece but it does not really sum up what you think.
Transitional language used but not imaginatively.
Information grouped under obvious headings.
There is a lead sentence and a concluding sentence but neither is helpful.
The same transitions are overused.
No headings used although information is clearly arranged in meaningful ways.
There is no lead or conclusion.
The points in the writing do not feel connected to each other.

VoiceThe writing is clearly aimed at an audience and has a strong sense of purpose. (10.5.2)
Reads like a magazine celebrity profile. (10.5.4)
While the writer has a clear purpose and audience this is not expressed in the style of a magazine but more like an essay.There are hints of an awareness of audience and purpose, but it could be for anyone or any reason.No indication of audience or purpose.
Word ChoiceWords are chosen for their evaluative and analytical purpose.
It is easy to imagine the character as a real person. (10.6.5)
The writing is easy to understand but it does not consistently engage or interest the reader.
The character is clearly defined but as a literary character rather than a real person.
Words create a well-rounded character but are used imprecisely.
Overused modifiers.
Words are used incorrectly.
Words describe a collection of traits rather than a character.
Sentence FluencyEasy to read with inflection.
Good variety of sentence lengths. Fragments used for effect.
Quoted speech  woven in as dialogue.
Easy to read but there are a few awkward moments.
There is some variety in sentence length.
Occasional use of fragments.
Quotations feel like quotations rather than speech of the character.
The writing is smooth here and there but has awkward moments throughout.
Many sentences begin the same way and are the same length.
Quoted speech is obviously quoted but in the right place.
Very difficult to read.
The sentences don’t sound right together.
Quotations are not in relevant places.
ConventionsCarefully edited.
Layout of article appealing.
A wide range of conventions used.
Some noticeable errors but the ideas are still clear.
Not written using a magazine layout.
Basic conventions like capitals and full stops used.
Tenses not used consistently.
Errors on basic conventions.