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PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT BEGINNING 10-25

Does not present content and support relevant to the topic. Does not display content mastery. Lacks synthesis of empirical findings, theoretical formulations, conceptualizations, and insights. Displays no processing and integration of the content with experiences in classroom activities. Many grammar and usage errors that distracts the reader. Language is inappropriate to the given task. Lack of paragraphing. The student did not follow any of the instructions specific to the task. Evidenced lack of understanding of the requirements of the task. The questions provided were not answered. The tasks were overlooked. Research was not done in order to support details and answers. Incomplete in-text citation is evident to the reader while those that are present are not consistent with the guidelines presented by the APA. The reference list is missing.

DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY // COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

RUBRIC FOR REFLECTION PAPERS


CRITERIA
CONTENT KNOWLEDGE

DEVELOPING 30-45
Presents few content relevant to the topic. Poor support given to the content presented. Limited content mastery. More often than not, synthesis of empirical findings, theoretical formulations, conceptualizations, and insights is done in a manner that is random. Displays superficial processing and integration of the content with experiences in classroom activities. Some grammar and usage errors that distract the reader. Lacks consistency in the use of appropriate language. Occasional use of paragraphing. The student followed some of the instructions specific to the task. Evidenced poor understanding of the minimum requirements of the task. Attempt to answer questions provided is evident however its manifestation is poor. The tasks were poorly completed. Research was done in order to support a few details and answers. Incomplete in-text citation is evident to the reader however a few of those that are present are consistent with the guidelines presented by the APA . The reference list is incomplete and does not fully represent the references used.

SATISFACTORY 50-65
Presents adequate content relevant to the topic yet lacking in support. Sufficient content mastery. Synthesis of empirical findings, theoretical formulations, conceptualizations, and insights is done in a manner that is inconsistent in its coherence and is illorganized at times. Displays adequate processing and integration of the content with experiences in classroom activities. Grammar and usage errors are infrequent and do not distract the reader. Appropriate language is used however it is not sustained throughout the entirety of the composition. Consistent paragraphing. The student followed most of the instructions specific to the task. Generally evidenced understanding of the minimum requirements of the task. Questions provided were answered. Tasks were routinely completed. Research was done in order to support the major details and answers. Some references do not have corresponding in-text citation however those that do are consistent with the guidelines presented by the APA The reference list is inconsistent with the in-text citation and does not contain the complete record of all references used.

EXEMPLARY 70-85
Presents precise and accurate content relevant to the topic. Mastery of the content is evident. Effectively synthesized empirical findings, theoretical formulations, conceptualizations, and insights in a manner that is coherent and wellorganized. Displays advanced processing and integration of the content with experiences in classroom activities. Grammar and usage contribute to clarity and style. Appropriate language is used and sustained throughout the composition. Paragraphing is stylistically effective. The student followed all of the instructions specific to the task. Evidenced understanding of the requirements of the task. Questions provided were answered thoroughly. Tasks were successfully completed. Sufficient research was done in order to support details and answers. All references have in-text citation consistent with the guidelines presented by the APA. The written output displays the correct number of references written correctly.

RATING

35%

REASONING AND ORGANIZATION

20%

WRITING

10%
ADHERENCE TO GUIDELINES

10%
EFFORT AND CONSCIENTIOUSNESS

10%

REFERENCES

5%

TOTAL
For each criterion, multiply the points earned with the percentage allotted Example. For CONTENT KNOWLEDGE (40%), Student A earned 55 points (Exemplary). 55 x 0.40 = 22 Do this for the points earned per criterion and add all of ratings to obtain a self-assessment score.

YOUR TOTAL SCORE SHOULD NOT EXCEED 65 POINTS. RECHECK YOUR COMPUTATION IF YOUR SCORE IS HIGHER THAN 85.

NTROPSY // INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

FIRST TERM, ACADEMIC YEAR 2011-2012