Rubric for Application Papers



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

Addresses all elements of the assignment Addresses most elements of the assignment Addresses some elements of the assignment Incomplete in most respects; does not address elements of the assignments  

Understanding

Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the related theories Demonstrates an accomplished understanding of the related theories Demonstrates an acceptable understanding of the related theories Demonstrates an inadequate understanding of the related theories  

Application

Relates the theoretical knowledge to personal experience in an exceptionally clear and effective way Relates the theoretical knowledge to personal experience adequately Generally relates the theoretical knowledge to personal experience, but may demonstrate misunderstanding of or confusion about the application Displays little understanding of how the theoretical knowledge could be applied to personal experience  

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).