Rubric for the Final Paper

Category

4

Criteria for an A
(90–100)

3

Criteria for a B
(80–89)

2

Criteria for a C
(70–79)

1

Criteria for a D
(60–69)

Completeness Complete in all respect and reflects all requirements Complete in most respects and reflects most requirements Lacking in some respects and reflects few of the requirements Extremely lacking in most respects and does not reflect the requirements
Understanding Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of leadership concepts and perspectives Demonstrates an accomplished understanding of leadership concepts and perspectives Demonstrates an acceptable understanding of leadership concepts and perspectives Demonstrates an inadequate understanding of leadership concepts and perspectives
Level of AnalysisIncludes a clear and concise analysis of the writer's strengths and weaknesses Includes a sufficient description of the writer's strengths and weaknesses Includes a description of the writer's strengths and weaknesses that is lacking in some imporant respects Includes an inadequate description of the writer's strengths and weaknesses
Quality of Plan Devises a logical and creative plan for improvement Develops an effective and workable plan for improvement Incompletely develops a plan for improvement Fails to recognize the need for improvement, analyzes the solution ineffectively, fails to suggest workable solutions, or suggests inappropriate solutions
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

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); 12–14 = B (83–87); 11= B– (80–82); 9–10 = C+ (78–79); 7–8 = C (73–77); 6 = C– (70–72); 4–5 = D (60–69); 3 or less = F

Any paper that is plagiarized automatically receives an F.