Paper 3 Rubric

Paper 3 Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

Analysis
Full Marks – The student provides a thoughtful, original analysis of their topic, integrating and reflecting on supporting materials and creating a well-thought out argument30 pts The student provides a thoughtful, original analysis which integrates and reflects on supporting materials, but there are lingering questions and minor gaps which could be addressed25 pts The student’s paper provides some analysis, but does not adequately reflect upon supporting material or does not push beyond the claims of supporting authors15 pts No Marks – the paper incorporates no analysis0 pts
30 pts
Thesis
Full Marks – The thesis clearly states the topic being discussed, as well as the overall focus of the paper. It sets up the student’s argument effectively.10 pts The thesis states the topic being discussed, but either does not state the argument clearly or leaves the reader unclear about the focus of the paper8 pts The thesis is extremely vague and/or difficult to find.5 pts No Marks – there is no thesis0 pts
10 pts
Grammar, spelling, punctuation
Full Marks – there are virtually no grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors in this paper.5 pts There are a few minor errors present in this paper, but they do not detract from the overall meaning.4 pts There are numerous errors in this paper and they detract from the overall meaning3 pts No Marks – this paper is incomprehensible.0 pts
5 pts
Style/Voice
Full Marks – The paper matches the style and voice appropriate to the publication they have chosen to “write” for. Their voice is clear and consistent. MLA format is followed when appropriate.5 pts The paper mostly matches the style and voice appropriate for the chosen publication, though there are inconsistencies and /or the voice is not always clear. MLA format is not consistently used.4 pts The paper does not display a consistent voice or style.3 pts No Marks0 pts
5 pts
Evidence/Support
Full Marks – The student uses appropriate sources, which satisfy the assignment requirements, and incorporates a sufficient amount of relevant and appropriate quotes to support their argument25 pts The student uses appropriate sources which satisfy the assignment requirements, but they either do not incorporate a sufficient amount (there are places that could benefit from supporting evidence) or the quotes used do not seem to be the most appropriate and relevant20 pts The sources used are either insufficient in number or type, or are not incorporated into the paper adequately and appropriately to support the student’s argument.10 pts No Marks – quotes are not used at all, or are completely inappropriate and do not satisfy the requirements of the assignment0 pts
25 pts
Organization
Full Marks – The paper is organized in a coherent manner. Transition sentences are used to connect paragraphs, and the introduction, conclusion and thesis statement tie the paper together.10 pts The paper is organized coherently, but could be improved by stronger transitions, topic sentences and/or slight reorganization9 pts The organization of the paper is flawed in such a way that makes the paper difficult to follow5 pts No Marks0 pts
10 pts
Word Count
Full Marks – The paper has at least 1800 words5 pts The paper is very close to the required word count of 1800 words.4 pts The paper is quite a bit short of the 1800 requirement3 pts The paper is over 1000 words but nowhere close to the 1800 word minimum2 pts No Marks – The paper is less than 1000 words.0 pts
5 pts
Audience Appeal
Full Marks – The paper is appropriate for the audience of the chosen publication and incorporates pictures, language, and rhetorical appeals which are most likely to appeal to the audience they have identified10 pts The paper is appropriate to the audience of the chosen publication, but does there are sections which do not seem to be targeted to a particular audience9 pts The student seems to have spent little time considering the appropriateness of the audience.5 pts No Marks – the intended audience is unclear.0 pts
10 pts
Total Points: 100