Rubric for Written Assignments



Criterion

4

A-level qualities
(90–100)

3

B-level qualities
(80–89)

2

C-level qualities
(70–79)

1 or 0

D- or F-level qualities
(60–69 or below 60)



Score

Completeness

Discusses content of the assignment questions in a sophisticated, engaging, and thorough manner. Discusses content of the assignment questions in a clear and complete manner Discusses the thrust of the assignment but does it in a cursory manner Incomplete in most respects; does not discuss the questions presented in the assignment  

Examples from reading

Includes at least two specific and relevant examples from module materials or outside sources and documents sources properly Includes at least one relevant example from module materials or outside sources and documents source clearly and with no major errors May make reference to module readings or other source materials but does not make use of them in a skilled manner Neglects to support assertions with any references or examples or includes vague or erroneous references  

Analysis of topic

Analyzes the topic(s) of the assignment in a deep and sophisticated manner Analyzes the topic(s) of the assignment effectively in a way that goes beyond rote description Analysis of the topic(s) is shallow or cursory; may merely repeat text material Fails to analyze the topic  

Writing mechanics

Writing demonstrates a sophisticated clarity, conciseness, and correctness Writing is accomplished in terms of clarity and conciseness and contains only a few errors Writing lacks clarity or conciseness and contains numerous errors Writing is unfocused, rambling, or contains serious errors  

Total

 

Note: Criteria are evaluated on a 4-3-2-1-0 basis. Total rubric points are converted first to a letter grade and then to a numerical equivalent based on a 0–100 scale: 16 = A (93–100); 15 = A– (90–92); 14 = B+ (88–89); 12– 13 = B (83–87); 11 = B– (80–82); 10 = C+ (78–79); 8–9 = C (73–77); 7 = C– (70–72); 3–6 = D (60–69); 0–2 = F (below 60).