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iRubric: NATG: Short Essay rubric

iRubric: NATG: Short Essay rubric

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NATG: Short Essay

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Rubric Code: BX8C922
Short Essay for MVSK 1213- Short essay: Quiz 1 Question# 5 Mid Term Short answer essay: Questions #1 and #3
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Keywords: Short Essay Rubric
Categories: Subjects: English   History   Political Science   Psychology  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate

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  Needs improvement
50 pts
Fair
60 pts
Good
80 pts
Excellent
90 pts
Introductory paragraph
25 %
Needs improvement

The introduction does not clearly state the topic, and/or no thesis statement is present.
Fair

The introduction states the topic and includes a thesis statement, but the thesis is either flawed or does not provide a preview of the main points of the essay.
Good

The introduction clearly states the topic and includes an adequate thesis statement that provides a preview of the main points of the essay.
Excellent

The introduction is very interesting, clearly states the topic that will be developed in the essay, and includes a well-constructed thesis statement that provides a preview of the main points of the paper.
Support
25 %
Needs improvement

Insufficient amount of evidence, misinterpreted evidence, and/or very limited evidence is used to support the author's main points. Needs vast improvement.
Fair

The evidence provides some support to the author's main points. Some ideas are vague or
not clearly supported room for improvement.
Good

Appropriate and adequate amount of evidence is used to support the author's main points.
Excellent

Strong and adequate evidence is used to support the author's main points.
Quality of Content
25 %
Needs improvement

The writer is unclear about the topic he or she is writing about. The discussion is not focused.
Fair

The writer shows an understanding of the topic, but some ideas are not fully developed.
Good

The writer has a good control of the topic he or she is writing about. Main ideas are adequately developed.
Excellent

The author demonstrates a superior understanding of the topic he or she is writing about. Main ideas are fully developed.
Conclusion
15 %
Needs improvement

The essay does not contain a detailed conclusion restating the thesis or main points. The essay ends with the reader doubting the viewpoint of the author. The meaning of the discussion is not clear.
Fair

The essay has a conclusion restating the thesis or main points. The reader is not completely convinced as the conclusion is not fully clear.
Good

The essay has a detailed conclusion restating the thesis or main points. Little doubt is left in the reader's mind.
Excellent

The essay has a detailed conclusion restating the thesis or main points and wrapped up the paper satisfactorily. The reader is fully convinced by the author's argument.
Language/Grammar/style
10 %
Needs improvement

The essay is not clear and contains many grammatical, spelling, and/or sentence-level errors.
Fair

The essay is mostly clear, but it contains several grammatical, spelling, and/or sentence-level errors.
Good

The essay is written in a clear, easily accessible form for the reader. It contains some grammatical, spelling, and/or sentence-level errors.
Excellent

The essay is well-written. The language is clear and sophisticated.
Grammar, spelling, and sentence-level errors are minimal.



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