To ensure a consistent, clear grading policy, I will use thefollowing grading scale, which is based on content, inaddition to the number and severity of the edits I maketo your documents.
Basic Edit Examples
Spelling error, fragment, missing period, factual error,poor content
Advanced Edit Examples
Wordiness, passive voice, AP style, lack of strategicthinking, poor framing, organizational problems, commaplacement, not following class format, lack of parallelstructureI will accept passive voice when I cannot improve yoursentences by using active voice.
A (4.0 or 90-100): Excellent
You can make between zero and three advanced edits.Your work exhibits excellent comprehension andperformance. The material is ready for publication andshows outstanding scholarship, mastery of facts,narrative flow, writing and news judgment.
B (3.0 or 80-89): Above Average
You can make four to seven advanced edits. Your workdoes not have basic errors. It exhibits goodcomprehension and performance. The material is writtenwell. It shows mastery of the subject and goodscholarship, but you need to make minor changes beforepublication.
C (2.0 or 70-79): Meets Minimum Standards
You can make eight to 11 edits (basic, advanced or both).If the work has a basic edit, it starts at a C. In the realworld, a major edit jeopardizes a quick promotion and ifcaught by a client, it would damage the organization-client relationship. Firms have lost clients because ofspelling errors.
D (1.0 or 60-69): Does Not Meet Standards
You would need to make 12-15 edits (basic, advanced orboth). If the work has at least two basic edits, it starts ata D. The work exhibits borderline comprehension andperformance.
F (0.0 or 59 or below): Unacceptable
You need to make at least 16 edits (basic, advanced orboth). The work demonstrates unsatisfactorycomprehension and performance.
You will complete seven major assignments, most withmultiple components. Each assignment is due theTuesday after the week it’s assigned.Graduate students will be expected to complete 3additional writing assignments as determined by theirinterests and will be added onto one of the topic unitslisted.Grading Criteria: Each assignment grade is taken as a rawscore and the point value is assigned based on thecomplexity (assignments with more components have ahigher point value). *Many assignments must besubmitted with a “creative brief” (example attached).All assignments are eligible for a revision. The final gradewill be determined by averaging your first and secondversions.