The Supreme Court
Final Brief Grade Sheet
(Specific comments are written on the brief itself. This is intended as a general evaluation of the brief.)
Name of Student _____________________
Final Grade __________
I. Substance of Argument (30 percent of grade) (includes strength of basic arguments, development of arguments, and appropriateness of arguments in a brief to the Supreme Court).
II. Use of Authority (10 percent of grade) (includes use of authority to support arguments relied on in the brief and to distinguish opposing arguments).
III. Organization of Argument (15 percent of grade) (includes division of brief into headings and subheadings, and organization within each section of the brief).
IV. Writing Style (15 percent of grade) (includes tone of argument, grammar, sentence structure, transitions between paragraphs, conclusions of paragraphs and arguments, fluidity and grace in the use of language, appropriateness of word choices).
V. Degree of Improvement Since First Draft (20 percent of grade).
VI. Miscellaneous (10 percent of grade) (includes citation form, headings and all other aspects of the brief).