Format appearance correctly follows MLA style.
Title, page numbering, headings, and bullets correctly follow MLA style.
Parenthetical citations and “Works Cited” correctly follow MLA style.
The writer has made an attempt to format appearance correctly following MLA style.
The writer has made an attempt to format title, page numbering, headings, and bullets correctly following MLA style.
The writer has made an attempt to format
Handwriting is readable, although there may be discrepancies in letter shape and form, slant, and spacing that may make some words or passages easier to read than others.
Experimentation with fonts and font sizes is successful in some places, but begins to get fussy and cluttered in others. The effect is not consistent throughout the text.
While margins may be present, some text may crowd the edges. Consistent spacing is applied, although a different choice may make text more accessible (e.g., single, double, or triple spacing).
Although some markers are present (titles, numbering, bullets, side heads, etc.), they are not used to their fullest potential as a guide for the reader to access the greatest meaning from the text.
Format appearance does not follow MLA style. Because the letters are irregularly slanted, formed inconsistently, or incorrectly, and the spacing is unbalanced or not even present, it is very difficult to read and understand the text.
Title, page numbering, headings, and bullets do not follow MLA style.
Parenthetical citations and “Works Cited” do not follow MLA style.
The writer has gone wild with multiple fonts and font sizes, causing major distraction to the reader.
The spacing is random and confusing to the reader. There may be little or no white space on the page.
Lack of markers (title, page numbering, bullets, side heads, etc.) leave the reader wondering how one section connects to another and why the text is organized in this manner on the page.