Analytical Scoring Rubric

Score Mechanics Organization Thesis Support Style Core Humanities Overall Development
A Range very few or no mechanical errors, with complexity

-carefully but subtly organized from beginning to end w/smooth transitions

-strong intro and conclusion framing the topic of discussion

-paragraphs address one subject with interest

-thesis is specific, focused, purposeful, analytic, and insightful

-supporting details are rich, interesting and full

-details are relevant and appropriate

-many quotes used smoothly and explained fully with close detail and interpretation

-rich, effective vocabulary

-uses a variety of sentence structures, types, and lengths

-offers a consistent voice and tone

-no structural errors

-demonstrates clear understanding of the inter-disciplinary nature of this course by referencing 3 different disciplines

-fluent

-original and insightful

-thoughts are critically analytical of the text

-ideas show clear understanding of the text

B Range

few or no mechanical errors, relative to the length or complexity

-organized from beginning to end w/smooth transitions

-clear focus

-logical order

-strong intro and conclusion

-paragraphs address one subject clearly and intelligently

-thesis is specific, focused, purposeful, and analytic

-details are strong, but lack richness and specificity

-details are relevant

-quotes are smoothly introduced and explained fully, but not excessively used

-effective vocabulary

-moderately successful in using a variety of sentence patterns

-reasonably consistent voice and tone

-few errors in structure or usage

-demonstrates clear understanding of the inter-disciplinary nature of this course by referencing 2 different disciplines

-fluent, fully developed

-solid

-evidence of creative thought

-complex ideas, showing you have thought critically about the text

C Range

-some mechanical errors that do not interfere with communication

-limited text, but mechanically correct

-transitions are present

-organized, but with lapses in order or structure

-focused

-clear intro and conclusion

-paragraphs are clear

-thesis is specific, focused, and purposeful

-details are adequate

-details are generally relevant

-many examples used meaningfully and clearly

-quotes are introduced, but not smoothly

-acceptable vocabulary

-attempts sophisticated sentence structure

-voice and tone are somewhat inconsistent

-some errors in structure and usage

-demonstrates clear understanding of the inter-disciplinary nature of this course by referencing 1 different discipline

-moderately fluent

-ideas are developed, but limited in depth

-shows independent and analytical thought

-ideas are clearly stated

C- Range

-some mechanical errors that interfere with communication

-errors are disproportionate to the length of complexity of the piece

-focus is unclear or limited

-intro and conclusion are insufficient

-poor transitions

-lacks closure

-thesis is specific and focused

-details lack elaboration

-some details do not support the focus

-lacks important details

-quotes lack explanation or are not introduced

-simplistic vocabulary

-little sentence variety

-barely recognizable voice and tone

-errors in structure and usage

-no references

-thinly developed

-some independent thought

-repetitive or too general

D Range

-noticeable mechanical errors that interfere with communication

-errors cause major problems for readers

-unfocused

-thought patterns are difficult to follow

-paragraphs are poorly structured

-thesis is present, but vague and difficult to identify

-details are merely listed

-repetitious details

-too few details

-few examples, poorly used

-no sentence variety

-serious errors in structure and usage

-lacks voice or tone

-simplistic vocabulary with incorrect usage

-no references

-poorly developed

-lacks clarity

-very little independent thinking

-plot summary

F Range

mechanical errors that seriously interfere with

-so short or muddled that it lacks organization or focus

-no thesis

-virtually no examples or quotations

-irrelevant details

-unclear statements

 

-no references

-not developed

-does not show thought or original ideas

-shows a lack of understanding of the text