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Rubric Name: Written Assignment Rubric
CriteriaOutstandingSuperiorGoodBelow StandardFailureCritical Thinking/Reasoning35 pointsdemonstrates a high degree of critical thinking, is consistent in accurately interpreting questions & material; provides solid assumptions, reasoning & claims; provides thorough analysis & evaluation with sound conclusions
31.5 pointsshows good critical thinking; accurately interprets most questions & material; usually identifies relevant arguments/reasoning/claims; offers good analysis & evaluation with fairly sound conclusions
24.5 pointsshows occasional critical thinking; questions & material is at times accurately interpreted; arguments/reasoning/claims are occasionally explained; offers fair analysis & evaluation with a conclusion
21 pointsshows little critical thinking, misinterprets questions or material; ignores or superficially evaluates; justifies little and seldom explains reasoning; draws unwarranted conclusions
0 pointslacks critical thinking consistently offers biased interpretations; ignores or superficially evaluates; argues using poor reasoning, and/or unwarranted claims
Application of Concepts/Development35 pointsarguments or positions are well-supported with evidence from the readings/experience; ideas go beyond the course material and recognize implications and extensions of the material and concepts
31.5 pointsarguments or positions are mostly supported by evidence from the readings and course content; ideas presented demonstrate student’s understanding of the material and concepts
24.5 pointsarguments are more often based on opinion or unclear views than on position grounded in the readings of material or external sources of material
21 pointsarguments are frequently illogical and unsubstantiated; student may resort to ad hominem attacks on the author instead of making meaningful application of the material
5 pointsThere is no meaningful attempt to explain or support ideas 
Attention to Instructions15 pointsdemonstrated full understanding of requirements; responded to each aspect of assignment
13.5 pointsdemonstrated understanding of requirements; missed one minor aspect of assignment
10.5 pointsdemonstrated some understanding of requirements; missed a key element or two minor aspects of assignment
9 pointsfailed to show a firm understanding of requirements; missed two key elements or several minor aspects of assignment
0 pointsdid not demonstrate understanding of assignment requirements
Clarity; grammar & APA15 pointswriting is clear and easy to follow; grammar and spelling are all correct; formatting gives a professional look and adds to readability, no APA style errors
13.5 pointsmost ideas are presented clearly; occasional spelling and/or grammar issues, attempts in-text citation and reference list but 1 or 2 APA style errors are present
10.5 pointswordy; some points require rereading to understand fully; more than an occasional spelling and/or grammar, attempts in-text citation and reference list; APA style errors are present; inconsistencies in citation usage can be found throughout the document
9 pointsunclear and difficult to understand; frequent spelling and grammar issues, attempts either in-text citation or reference list but omits the other
0 pointsVery difficult to understand, poorly written in terms of mechanics and structure
Overall ScoreOutstanding100 or more


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