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iRubric: Short Essay scoring rubric

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Short Essay scoring rubric

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Rubric Code: PX9XWX8
Short Essay for EDML 325 Short answer question
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Keywords: Short Essay Rubric
Categories: Subjects: English   History   Political Science   Psychology   Education  
Types: Quiz   Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8, Undergraduate

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  Excellent
4 pts
Good
3 pts
Fair
2 pts
Needs improvement
1 pts
Introductory Sentence
Excellent

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

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

The introduction states the topic but the statement is either flawed or does not provide a preview of the main points of the essay.
Needs improvement

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

Strong and adequate evidence is used to support the author's main points.
Good

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

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

The author demonstrates a superior understanding of the topic he or she is writing about. Main ideas are fully developed.
Good

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

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

The writer is unclear about the topic he or she is writing about. The discussion is not focused.
Concluding Sentence
Excellent

The essay has a detailed conclusion restating the claim or main points and wrapped up the paper satisfactorily. The reader is fully informed by the author's argument.
Good

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

The essay has a conclusion restating the claim or main points. The reader is not completely convinced as the conclusion is not fully clear.
Needs improvement

The essay does not contain a conclusion restating the topic or main points. The essay ends with the reader doubting the viewpoint of the author. The meaning of the discussion is not clear.
Language/Grammar
Excellent

The essay is well-written. The language is clear and sophisticated.
Grammar, and spelling errors are between 0-2.
Good

The essay is written in a clear, easily accessible form for the reader. It contains between 3-4 grammatical,and/or spelling errors.
Fair

The essay is mostly clear, but it contains between 4-5 grammatical, and/or spelling errors.
Needs improvement

The essay is not clear and contains over 6 grammatical, and/or spelling errors.
Essay Length
Excellent

The essay is at least 5 sentences in length.
Good

The essay does not meet the required essay length of 5 sentences but includes 4 complete sentences.
Fair

The essay does not meet the required essay length of 5 sentences but includes 3 complete sentences.
Needs improvement

The essay does not meet the required essay length of 5 sentences but includes 2 sentences.



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