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Essay Response Rubric Worth 50 Points A Contains arguable and strong thesis, effectively explains what will be discussed

in paper. Contains less than three errors grammatically, structurally, or with spelling. Paper is in MLA format. B Contains thesis, somewhat explains the general points of paper. C Contains thesis, poorly demonstrates where paper is headed. D Contains no thesis, does not explain paper’s content. E-F No introduction present.

Introduction (5 Points)

Mechanics (5 Points)

Contains three to seven grammatical, structural, or spelling errors. Paper is in MLA format.

Content (30 Points)

Organization/Clarity (5 Points)

Overall Impression (5 Points)

Content is highly effective in supporting thesis, reflects thorough understanding of topic and completely answers prompt. Contains effective transitions, main points are clearly identifiable, organization is logical. Essay directly addresses prompt, uses academic language, is highly structured and exceeds assignment requirements.

Content is effective is following thesis, manages to answer prompt.

Contains seven to fifteen errors grammatically, structurally, or with spelling. Paper is in MLA format but with errors. Content is coherent and vaguely reflects question asked in prompt. Contains general support. Does not have clear transitions, main points are vaguely identifiable.

Contains more than fifteen errors in reference to grammar, structure, spelling, or MLA.

Paper is predominated by errors, Not in MLA format.

Content is highly incoherent, does not present material in logical manner. Little evidence presented.

Content is completely incoherent or nonexistent, does not reflect any research conducted.

Contains weak transitions, main points identifiable, organization is logical.

No transitions, main points are undistinguishable.

No transitions, paper does not appear to have any organizational structure. Essay does not demonstrate student has conducted research nor has any knowledge of topic.

Essay addresses prompt and demonstrates understanding of topic, is structured and fulfills assignment requirements.

Essay vaguely addresses prompt and demonstrates general knowledge of topics, minimally fulfills assignment.

Essay does not address prompt and does not demonstrate much knowledge of topic, reflects little research and effort.

Brochure Rubric Worth 50 Points A Content is highly effective in presenting and supporting main points, reflects ability to communicate learned information effectively. Contains less than three errors grammatically, structurally, or with spelling. Brochure is visually appealing, contains images/pictures which further the topics while expressing logical and professionallooking structure. Brochure is logically organized by topics and main points, presents material clearly. B Content is effective in presenting and supporting main points, shows general ability to present information. Contains three to seven grammatical, structural, or spelling errors. C Content vaguely expresses understanding of material and ability to communicate what was learned. Contains seven to fifteen errors grammatically, structurally, or with spelling. Brochure is lacking in visual appeal but still strongly presents material. D Content does not express much learned and does not show ability to communicate information. E-F Content does not reflect any research conducted or any effort related to topic put forth.

Content (30 points)

Mechanics (5 points)

Visual Appeal (5 points)

Brochure is visually appealing while still maintaining logical and professional structure.

Contains more than fifteen errors in reference to grammar, structure, or spelling. Brochure is lacking in creativity, little visual appeal.

Predominated by errors.

Brochure has absolutely no visual value.

Organization/Clarity (5 points)

Brochure is organized in some fashion, presents material clearly.

Brochure appears to have some method of organization but lacks in clarity. Shows vague collaboration skills, brochure shows minimal meeting of expectations.

Overall Impression/ Collaboration (5 points)

Demonstrates strong group communication, work equally dispersed, integrates topics together, project is professional and well researched.

Demonstrates moderate group communication, work somewhat equally dispersed, topics seem clearly related and adequately researched.

Brochure suffers great lack of organization and expressed material is not clear. Does not demonstrate functioning collaboration, brochure lacks in meeting most expectations.

Brochure is not organized in any manner or clear in any respect.

No collaboration evident, brochure fails to meet expectations entirely.