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Problem/Solution Essay Rubric


Criteria
A. Task achievement. The Very Good/minor Only fair/some problems/only Poor/major
writer provides: good/mostly problems/largely meets meets basic requirements problems/ does
no requirements not reach
problems/me requirements
ets
requirements
well
(1) a clear, balanced and Reasonable More development is needed
comprehensive development. to explain suggested solution.
response to all
elements of the prompt
(2) convincing Reasonable
development showing development but can be
understanding of the more convincing in
complexity of the topic terms of the impacts of
the problem and how
the suggested solution
will be implemented.
(3) a clearly stated stance Problem
(in the introduction, the stance is
evaluation and clear but
suggested solutions in suggested
particular) solution
needs more
elaboration
on how it is
executed.
(4) integrated and relevant Some subjective claims
sources which are should be strengthened
paraphrased, with sources.
synthesized and/or
summarized accurately
(5) clearly documents the Clear use of
citations using the in-text
required format (APA) citations.

B. Structure and Very Good/minor Only fair/some problems/only Poor/major


development of answer. good/mostly problems/largely meets meets basic requirements problems/ does
The writer provides: no requirements not reach
problems/me requirements
ets
requirements
well
(1) a generic structure Topic
appropriate to the task sentences
(introduction and are clearly
expected stages: presented in
problem, solutions, each
evaluation) paragraph.
(2) a relevant introduction Mostly fine. Thesis
from general to needs a clearer topic;
specific with a too general.
focused thesis
statement and clear
scope
(3) an appropriate Clear
conclusion relating conclusion
back to the thesis and rounding
statement and off is good.
rounding off the essay
(4) unified paragraphs with Topic
clear topic sentences sentences
and
concluding
statements
helped to
unify
paragraphs.

(5) cohesion built through Some gaps due to


thematic progression, insufficient elaboration
lexical cohesion and of some ideas.
referencing

C. Register and language. Very Good/minor Only fair/some problems/only Poor/major


The writer provides: good/mostly problems/largely meets meets basic requirements problems/ does
no requirements not reach
problems/me requirements
ets
requirements
well
(1) an academic and Reasonable. More
abstract tone (through academic tone through
the use of complex nominalization can be
noun groups and included.
nominalization, for
example)
(2) a range of appropriate Good use
resources to evaluate of
and appraise ideas and resources
sources .
(3) logical meaning Consider more
relations through sophisticated sentence
appropriate use of structures to combine
complex, simple ideas more effectively
sentences and and concisely.
conjunction
(4) a text which is virtually Grammar mistakes
free of grammatical need to be reduced.
errors (for example:
tenses, SVA,
syntax/fragments and
run-on)