Rubric for Writing 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
Complete in all respects; reflects all requirements Complete in most respects; reflects most requirements Incomplete in many respects; reflects few requirements Incomplete in most respects; does not reflect requirements  
Understanding Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the topic(s) Demonstrates an accomplished understanding of the topic(s) Demonstrates an acceptable understanding of the topic(s) Demonstrates an inadequate understanding of the topic(s)  
Documentation Contains well-documented statements and appropriate references to the readings and other sources of information Contains adequately documented statements and references to the readings and other sources of information Contains limited support for statements or references to the readings and other sources of information Contains no documentation or references to the readings or other sources of information  
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  
APA format Uses APA format accurately and consistently Uses APA format with minor violations Reflects incomplete knowledge of APA format Does not use APA format  

Total:

 

Note: Criteria are evaluated on a 4-3-2-1 basis. Total rubric points are converted first to a letter grade and then to a numerical equivalent based on a 0–100 scale: 18–20 = A (93–100); 16–17 = A– (90–92); 15 = B+ (88–89); 13–14 = B (83–87); 11–12 = B– (80–82); 10 = C+ (78–79); 8–9 = C (73–77); 6–7 = C– (70–72); 3–5 = D (60–69); 0 or 2 = F (below 60).

 
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