A. THESIS/PROPOSED ACTION
- You did not provide a proposal.
- Weak proposal
- a. You assumed a proposal but did not state it.
- b. You stated a proposal, but it was vague or too broad.
You provided an adequate proposal.
You provided an outstanding proposal will probably bring about
- c. You stated a general solution, but did not provide your
a specific action to take.
- d. You provided an audience with a proposal, but there is some
whether your audience an act on it.
- e. If the audience followed your recommendation, it would not
- You did not address an audience.
You had a weak audience.
- a. Your audience was too broad (for example, you addressed the
- b. You started with one audience, but switched to another one.
Your audience was fairly well defined.
Your audience was well defined and you did an excellent job of
- You had neither topic sentences nor logical development.
- a. You had topic sentences, but they were not logical.
- b. You had logical development, but you did not provide topic
You had both topic sentences and logical development. These
but uninspired framework for your argument.
You had excellent topic sentences and logical development.
- c. You had topic sentences, but they did not support your
- d. You had topic sentences that did not address the
- No support
- a. You provide no support.
- b. You provide support in an apparently random order.
You provide support in the proper places and give a basic case
Your support is clear and provides a forceful case for your
E. WRITING THE ESSAY
- a. You provide some support, but it is too general and vague.
- b. You provide some support, but too many do not belong where
- c. Your support is of the "crank" variety; i.e., it is
uninformed and simply reflects popular stereotypes on the subject
than careful research.
- Your essay lacks coherence and cohesion. Transitions are
paragraphs read like a list, with no connection between the
sentences. The formatting does not match the model.
- The paragraphs have a general focus, but some sentences are
Coherence, cohesion, and transitions need work. Formatting is weak.
- Paragraphs are generally well developed with fewer than three
of focus, unity, or coherence. Transitions may be a bit forced.
Formatting is generally all right but with some errors.
- Paragraphs are focused, unified, and coherent. Transitions are
and effective. The formatting follows the models excellently.
- 10+ errors.
- 9 errors.
- 4-8 errors.
- 1-3 errors.
G. GROUP PARTICIPATION (Group Project
- You did not participate in your group. You did not
attend group meetings, did little or no work on your own, nor did
you contribute to the work of the group.
- You participated minimally in the group, attending some
of the meetings, doing a little work on your own, and
contributing slightly to the work of the group.
- You participated adequately in the group, attending most
of the meetings, working on your own, and actively contributing
to the work of the group.
- You played a major part in the group project, attending
the meetings and helping lead the group. You did substantial
individual work, and made a significant contribution to the work
of the group.