Rubric for Final Project



Criterion

4

Exceptional

3

Acceptable

2

Marginal

1 or 0

Unacceptable



Score

Choice of topic Project is especially well-chosen in terms of subject, area of concentration, and level of treatment Project chosen is appropriate in terms of subject, area of concentration, and level of treatment Project chosen is somewhat appropriate but may be off-topic, poorly focused, or at the wrong level Project is poorly chosen and is inappropriate in terms of subject, area of concentration, or level of treatment 
Description Describes project and the writer's role in it clearly and effectively; reader grasps immediately the purpose of the project and the writer's role Describes project and the writer's role in it adequately, though some details or processes may be somewhat vague; reader can grasp the purpose of the project and the writer's role in it Describes project and the writer's role in it in a confusing or roundabout way; reader has a difficult time grasping the purpose of the project and the writer's role in it Describes project and the writer's role in it inadequately or the description is missing entirely; reader cannot tell what the project's purpose is or what role the writer had in it  
Inclusion of examples and artifacts Examples and artifacts of the writer's participation are well-chosen and effectively presented Examples and artifacts of the writer's participation are adequately chosen and presented Examples and artifacts of the writer's participation are meager, poorly chosen, or inappropriate Examples and artifacts of the writer's participation are missing  
Organization Arranges ideas clearly and logically; ideas flow smoothly and are effectively linked; reader can follow the line of reasoning Arranges ideas adequately; links between ideas are generally clear; reader can follow the line of reasoning for the most part Arranges ideas adequately, in general, although ideas sometimes fail to make sense together; reader remains fairly clear about what writer intends Arranges ideas illogically; ideas frequently fail to make sense together; reader cannot identify a line of reasoning and becomes frustrated or loses interest  
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  

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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: 23–24 = A (93–100); 22 = A– (90–92); 21 = B+ (88–89); 17–20 = B (83–87); 16 = B– (80–82); 15 = C+ (78–79); 11–14 = C (73–77); 10 = C– (70–72); 5–9 = D (60–69); 0–4 = F (below 60).