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Table 1 Sample weighing of the components of the scale

From: Development and validation of a rating scale for Iranian EFL academic writing assessment: a mixed-methods study

Mechanics Grammar Organization
Punctuation 8 Sentence structure 8 Essay organization 7
Handwriting 5 Tense 4 Essay development 1
Capitalization 4 Preposition 3 Paragraph development 3
Spelling 4 Phrasal structure 2 Paragraph structure 2
Paragraphing 4 Pronoun 1   
Space 3 Number 1   
Face 2 Article 1   
   Contraction 1   
   Agreement .5   
   Structure complexity .5   
Totala 30 Total 22 Total 13
  1. aTotal weight of the scale was 100