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Discussion Rubric

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Rubric Code: CX92X4W
Discussion is a very important part of the Theologies of Suffering course. As ministers, you will be expected to write clearly and engage others in discussion. The discussion boards in the course provide an opportunity to delve deeper into the topics. For postings through the voice discussion board, please include text as supporting documentation.
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100 %
  Unacceptable
0 pts Student will have to do a project to make up for inadequate discussion
Acceptable
77 pts Grade range from C+ to B
Good
87 pts Grade range B+ to A-
Exemplary
97 pts Grade A
Quality of Discussion
50 pts How do your postings further discussion and respond to the question or connect with a point made by your classmate?
Unacceptable

The discussion postings do not further the discussion or do not adequately address the question and/or topic of discussion. The postings show a lack of engagement in the discussion.
Acceptable

The discussion postings are not consistently thorough in addressing the question and/or topic. The postings do not consistently show respect to his/her classmate or fail to consistently further or deepen the discussion.
Good

The discussion postings are usually thorough in addressing the question and/or topic in a way that respects his/her classmate and furthers or deepens the discussion but some postings need to be strengthened.
Exemplary

Student is consistent in thoroughly addressing the question and/or topic in a way that respects his/her classmate and furthers or deepens the discussion.
Participation
40 pts Did you meet the discussion requirements of three substantial posts per section (part) of the unit?
Unacceptable

Student does not meet the requirement of at least three substantial postings for each section.
Acceptable

Student has met the requirement of three posting for each section but the postings are not substantial.
Good

Student has met the requirement of three postings for each section and the post are good but could be strengthened.
Exemplary

Student has met the requirement of three postings for each section and the posts are consistently substantial.
Support of conclusions
40 pts How well do you explain and support your conclusions in your discussion postings using course resources and/or life experience?
Unacceptable

Student does not adequately support conclusions made.
Acceptable

Although there is some support for conclusions made, the support is either not clear or not fully developed.
Good

Student provides support for conclusion although not consistently.
Exemplary

Student provides consistent support from course resources and/or life experience to support his/her conclusions.
Concepts
20 pts How well do you define and use terms and concepts?
Unacceptable

Terms and concepts are neither defined nor used correctly.
Acceptable

Terms and concepts are either not defined or not used correctly.
Good

Terms and concepts are not expressed as clearly as they ought.
Exemplary

Terms and concepts are expressed clearly and used correctly
Thoroughness
20 pts Were your posting substantial enough to address the topic yet succinct?
Unacceptable

Discussion postings are not adequately completed.
Acceptable

The discussion postings lack a thorough discussion of the topic. The postings are either not developed or are too verbose.
Good

Most discussion postings are completed well but some aspects are weak or not fully developed or too wordy.
Exemplary

All discussion postings are completed well. Postings are substantial yet succinct.
Organization & Structure
20 pts Does your writing style enhance or detract from your postings?
Unacceptable

- Organization and structure detract from the message of the writer.
- Paragraphs are disjointed and lack transition of thoughts.
Acceptable

- Structure of the discussion postings is not easy to follow.
- Paragraph transitions need improvement.
-The postings do not have internal consistency.
Good

- The structure and organization of the discussion postings are good but could be strengthened to increase the impact of the posting.
Exemplary

- Structure of the postings are consistently clear and easy to follow.
- The postings are enhanced by the organization and structure
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling
20 pts Do you consistently adhere to Loyola writing policies in your postings?
Unacceptable

- Discussion postings contain numerous grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.
- Discussion postings do not use proper citations.
- Language uses jargon or conversational tone.
Acceptable

- Discussion postings contains several grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.
- Proper citations are used most but not all the time.
- Language lacks clarity or includes the use of some jargon or conversational tone.
Good

- Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are usually followed; spelling is correct.
- Proper citations are used.
- Language is usually clear and precise; sentences usually display consistently strong, varied structure.
Exemplary

- Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed; spelling is correct.
- Proper citations are used.
- Language is clear and precise; sentences display consistently strong, varied structure.



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