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Thesis Writing CM

  Derived from rubric: Undergraduate Thesis Writing
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Rubric Code: Y585B6
Thesis Writing CM
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Categories: Subjects: Communication   (General)  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate

Powered by iRubric Thesis Writing
  Exemplary
4 pts
Accomplished
3 pts
Developing
2 pts
Beginning
1 pts
Focus/Thesis
Exemplary

Student exhibits a defined and clear understanding of the assignment. Thesis is clearly defined and well constructed to help guide the reader throughout the assignment. Student builds upon the thesis of the assignment with well-documented and exceptional supporting facts, figures, and/or statements.
Accomplished

Establishes a good comprehension of topic and in the building of the thesis. Student demonstrates an effective presentation of thesis, with most support statements helping to support the key focus of assignment.
Developing

Student exhibits a basic understanding of the intended assignment, but the thesis is not fully supported throughout the assignment. While thesis helps to guide the development of the assignment, the reader may have some difficulty in seeing linkages between thoughts. While student has included a few supporting facts and statements, this has limited the quality of the assignment.
Beginning

Exhibits a limited understanding of the assignment. Reader is unable to follow the logic used for the thesis and development of key themes. Introduction of thesis is not clearly evident, and reader must look deeper to discover the focus of the writer. Student’s writing is weak in the inclusion of supporting facts or statements.
Content/Subject Knowledge
Exemplary

Student demonstrates proficient command of the subject matter in the assignment. Assignment shows an impressive level of depth of student’s ability to relate course content to practical examples and applications. Student provides comprehensive analysis of details, facts, and concepts in a logical sequence.
Accomplished

Student exhibits above average usage of subject matter in assignment. Student provides above average ability in relating course content in examples given. Details and facts presented provide an adequate presentation of student’s current level of subject matter knowledge.
Developing

The assignment reveals that the student has a general, fundamental understanding of the course material. Whereas, there are areas of some concerning in the linkages provided between facts and supporting statements. Student generally explains concepts, but only meets the minimum requirements in this area.
Beginning

Student tries to explain some concepts, but overlooks critical details. Assignment appears vague or incomplete in various segments. Student presents concepts in isolation, and does not perceive to have a logical sequencing of ideas.
Criticial Thinking Skills
Exemplary

Student demonstrates a higher-level of critical thinking necessary for 300-400 level work. Learner provides a strategic approach in presenting examples of problem solving or critical thinking, while drawing logical conclusions which are not immediately obvious. Student provides well-supported ideas and reflection with a variety of current and/or world views in the assignment. Student presents a genuine intellectual development of ideas throughout assignment.
Accomplished

Student exhibits a good command of critical thinking skills in the presentation of material and supporting statements. Assignment demonstrates the student’s above average use of relating concepts by using a variety of factors. Overall, student provides adequate conclusions, with 2 or fewer errors.
Developing

Student takes a common, conventional approach in guiding the reader through various linkages and connections presented in assignment. However, student presents a limited perspective on key concepts throughout assignment. Student appears to have problems applying information in a problem-solving manner.
Beginning

Student demonstrates beginning understanding of key concepts, but overlooks critical details. Learner is unable to apply information in a problem-solving fashion. Student presents confusing statements and facts in assignment. No evidence or little semblance of critical thinking skills.
Organization of Ideas/Format
Exemplary

Student thoroughly understands and excels in explaining all major points. An original, unique, and/or imaginative approach to overall ideas, concepts, and findings is presented. Overall format of assignment includes an appropriate introduction, well- developed paragraphs, and conclusion. Finished assignment demonstrates student’s ability to plan and organize research in a logical sequence. Student uses correct APA style consistently and perfectly.
Accomplished

Student understands and explains all major points. A unique, and/or imaginative approach to overall ideas, concepts, and findings is presented. Overall format of assignment includes an appropriate introduction, developed paragraphs, and conclusion. Finished assignment demonstrates student’s ability to plan and organize research in a logical sequence. Student uses correct APA style consistently with few errors.
Developing

Student applies some points and concepts incorrectly. Student uses a variety of formatting styles, with some inconsistencies throughout the paper. Assignment does not have a continuous pattern of logical sequencing. Student uses APA style, but inconsistently.
Beginning

Student presents an incomplete attempt to provide linkages or explanation of key terms. Assignment reveals formatting errors and a lack of organization. The lack of appropriate references or source materials demonstrates the student’s need for additional help or training in this area. Student needs to review APA guidelines.
Writing Convention (Grammer & Mech)
Exemplary

Student demonstrates an excellent command of grammar, as well as presents research in a clear and concise writing style. Presents a thorough, extensive understanding of word usage. Student excels in the selection and development of a well-planned research assignment. Assignment is almost error-free and reflects student’s ability to prepare a high-quality finished document.
Accomplished

Student demonstrates an effective display of good writing and grammar. Assignment reflects student’s ability to select appropriate words and presents an above average presentation of the topic. Assignment appears to be well written with no more than a few errors. Student provides a final written product that covers the above-minimal requirements.
Developing

Student demonstrates a basic command of writing conventions and grammar. Assignment reflects student’s has some difficulty in selecting appropriate words in describing the topic. Student uses a basic vocabulary in assignment. Student provides a final written product that meets the minimal requirements.
Beginning

Student demonstrates a weak command of writing conventions and grammar and needs improvement. Assignment reflects student’s has difficulty in selecting appropriate words in describing the topic. Topics, concepts, and ideas are not coherently discussed or expressed. Student needs to review and revise assignment.



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