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iRubric: Final Exam Essay Rubric

iRubric: Final Exam Essay Rubric

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Final Exam Essay Rubric

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Rubric Code: WX878C5
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Categories: Subjects: English   Political Science   Social Sciences  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate

Powered by iRubric Final Exam Essay Rubric
  Excellent
20 pts
Good
16 pts
Satisfactory
12 pts
Needs Improvement
5 pts
No Submission
0 pts
INTRO (THESIS STATEMENT)
Excellent

Thesis Statement clearly details the point you are trying to prove and summarizes the main points of the essay.
Good

Thesis Statement is detailed and provides a idea of what your essay is about.
Satisfactory

Thesis Statement merely hints at the content of the whole paper.
Needs Improvement

Thesis Statement merely hints at the content of the whole paper.
No Submission

The essay was not submitted.
CONTENT
Excellent

The essay illustrates exemplary understanding of the course material by thoroughly and correctly: (1) addressing the relevant content; (2) identifying and explaining all of the key concepts/ideas; (3) using correct terminology; (4) explaining the reasoning behind key points/claims; and (5) (where necessary or useful) substantiating points with several accurate and original examples.
Good

The essay illustrates solid understanding of the course material by correctly: (1) addressing most of the relevant content; (2) identifying and explaining most of the key concepts/ideas; (3) using correct terminology; (4) explaining the reasoning behind most of the key points/claims; and (5) (where necessary or useful) substantiating some points with accurate examples.
Satisfactory

The essay illustrates rudimentary understanding of the course material by: (1) mentioning, but not fully explaining, the relevant content; (2) identifying some of the key concepts/ideas (though failing to fully or accurately explain many of them); (3) using terminology, though sometimes inaccurately or inappropriately; and (4) incorporating some key claims/points, but failing to explain the reasoning behind them (or doing so inaccurately).
Needs Improvement

The essay illustrates poor understanding of the course material by (1) failing to address or incorrectly addressing the relevant content; (2) failing to identify or inaccurately explaining/defining key concepts/ideas; (3) ignoring or incorrectly explaining key points/claims and the reasoning behind them; and (4) incorrectly or inappropriately using terminology.
No Submission

The essay was not submitted.
BODY PARAGRAPHS (TOPIC AND SUPPORT)
Excellent

Develops the position with logically sound reasons and well-chosen examples. The topic sentences assert ideas which connect to the thesis statement.
Good

Develops the position with logically sound reasons and/or well-chosen examples. The topic sentences assert ideas which connect to the thesis statement.
Satisfactory

Develops the position with relevant reasons and/or examples. The topic sentences merely hints at ideas in the paragraphs.
Needs Improvement

Is weak in the use of relevant reasons or examples. Topic sentences have no relevance on what was discussed in the paragraphs.
No Submission

The essay was not submitted.
GRAMMAR
Excellent

Demonstrates facility with the conventions (i.e., grammar, usage and mechanics) of standard written English.
Good

Demonstrates facility with the conventions of standard written English but may have minor errors.
Satisfactory

Generally demonstrates control of the conventions of standard written English but may have some errors.
Needs Improvement

Contains occasional major errors or frequent minor errors in grammar, usage, or mechanics that can interfere with meaning.
No Submission

The essay was not submitted.
CONCLUSION
Excellent

The concluding paragraph effectively unifies the essay around the thesis statement. The reason for the analysis is clearly re-stated and the results are effectively summed-up.
Good

The concluding paragraph re-states the reason for the analysis, but it does little to unify the essay around the thesis statement.
Satisfactory

The concluding paragraph does not unify or restate the reason for the analysis.
Needs Improvement

There is no concluding paragraph.
No Submission

The essay was not submitted.



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