• TDA Essay Rubric. Click Here for the one-page rubric for assessing student essays ( aka, the "Thesis, Details, Analysis" composition method ).
    Important: When composing a "TDA"-style essay, the student must, by her/himself, label each component of the essay in the margin according to its components.
    For example. . .
    T./1. = Thesis statement
    D./1 = Evidence-based Detail sentence No. 1
    D./2 = Evidence-based Detail sentence No. 2, etc.
    A./1 = Analysis-based commentary No. 1
    A./2 = Analysis-based commentary No. 2, etc.