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Miami Dade College Gordon Rule Writing Rubric Spring 2007

 

Demonstrates Emerging College- Level Writing

Demonstrates Satisfactory College- Level Writing

Demonstrates Proficient College-Level Writing

Demonstrates

Exemplary

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College-Level Writing

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Wavers in purpose.

Adheres to purpose, fulfills assignment.

Communicates purpose clearly.

Communicates purpose with sophistication.

Addresses

Incompletely addresses assigned topic or directions.

Shows adequate understanding of key issues.

Shows full understanding of issues.

Beyond understanding of issues, shows insight.

Purpose and

Audience

Shows need for more study of issues.

Style generally appropriate to intended audience.

Style consistently effective for intended audience.

Style engages audience, establishes writer’s credibility.

Style uneven.

 

Demonstrates

Emerging College- Level Writing

Demonstrates Satisfactory College-Level Writing

Demonstrates Proficient College-Level Writing

Demonstrates Exemplary College-

3

Level Writing

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Loose focus on central idea.

Central idea evident.

Central idea clear.

Central idea clear.

Demonstrates

Paragraph structure sometimes supports content.

Consistency, logic and transitions show some weaknesses.

Paragraph structure uniformly supports content.

Consistency, logic and transitions well managed.

Paragraph structure consistently and effectively supports content.

Effective

Organization

of Content

Contains some

repetition and

digression.

Paragraph

structure weak.

 

Clear logic and effective transitions.

Demonstrates

Emerging College- Level Writing

Demonstrates Satisfactory College-Level Writing

Demonstrates Proficient College-Level Writing

Demonstrates Exemplary College-

3

Level Writing

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2

4

 

Thesis evident but support very general and/or inconsistent.

Thesis evident but supported by a mixture of generalizations and specific detail.

Thesis, stated or implied.

Stated or implied thesis developed logically, coherently and extensively with convincing, specific supporting details.

Demonstrates

Effective

Presents a plan of development that is carried out.

Development:

Thesis

   

Statement,

Several factual

Some factual errors.

Main points,

errors.

 

Effective supporting details.

Strong evidence of critical thinking.

Supporting

Information,

Consistent development.

Conclusion

No factual errors.

No factual errors.

 

Demonstrates Emerging College- Level Writing

Demonstrates Satisfactory College-Level Writing

Demonstrates Proficient College-Level Writing

Demonstrates Exemplary College-

3

Level Writing

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2

4

 

Frequent errors in word choice.

Word choice correct but simple / without variety.

Word choice accurate, varied.

Choice of language consistently precise, purposeful.

Employs

Effective

Sentence structure and mechanics

Errors in mechanics and / or usage do not

Occasional errors in sentence structure.

Language

seriously affect clarity.

obscure content of assignment.

Usage and mechanics do not hinder writer’s ability to communicate purpose.

Nearly flawless sentence structure.

Usage, mechanics contribute to writer’s ability to communicate purpose.