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iRubric: Causes of the US Civil War rubric

iRubric: Causes of the US Civil War rubric

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Causes of the US Civil War

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Rubric Code: J3XB8B
Write a four-page composition in which you compare and contrast at least five different points of view as to why the U.S. Civil War occurred. You must use and cite at least five sources (three primary and two secondary). Include a bibliography at the end of your paper. You will be graded on your ability to identify critical issues and compare and contrast them. You will also be graded on composition, spelling, punctuation, etc.
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Keywords: Civil War
Categories: Subjects: History  
Types: Writing  
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  Poor
1 pts
Fair
2 pts
Good
3 pts
Exemplary
4 pts
Composition
Poor

Writer does not complete four pages of a composition, does not use a 12 point font and/or does not use double spacing.
Fair

Writer completes less than four pages of a composition, using a 12 point font and double spacing.
Good

Writer completes four pages of a composition, using a 12 point font and double spacing.
Exemplary

Writer completes more than four pages of a composition, using a 12 point font and double spacing.
Construction
Poor

Has several grammatical and spelling errors, and includes run-on sentences and poor paragraph construction.
Fair

Has few grammatical and spelling errors and has minor sentence construction errors.
Good

Contains only minor grammatical and spelling errors and is composed of complete, well-constructed sentences and paragraphs.
Exemplary

Has no grammatical and spelling errors and is composed of well- constructed sentences and paragraphs.
Structure
Poor

The paragraphs contain little factual information and don't follow up on the factual information given.
Fair

Some factual information and significant people are explained in the writing.
Good

A good amount of significant people and factual information are used in the writing and some analysis/follow up follows.
Exemplary

The student uses a great amount of factual information and significant people. It explains the significance or follows up the information.
Editorial
Poor

Writer uses incomplete and fragmented sentences.
Fair

Writer lacks cohesive transitions.
Good

Writer uses upper level sentence structure, word choices and vocabulary; transitions and appropriate punctuation.
Exemplary

Writer uses varied; sentence structure, word choice, vocabulary; cohesive transitions and appropriate punctuation.
Identify critical issues/compare an
Poor

1. Writer displays serious misunderstanding and is unable to identify critical issues that lead to the U.S. Civil War.
Fair

Writer displays partial or incomplete knowledge of critical issues that lead to the U.S. Civil War.
Good

Writer displays substantial knowledge and identifies some of the critical issues that lead to the U.S. Civil War.
Exemplary

Writer is thoroughly knowledgeable of and identifies all critical issues that lead to the U.S. Civil War.
Compare and contrast
Poor

Writer is unable to compare and contrast five points of view as to why the U.S. Civil War occurred.
Fair

Writer is able to compare and contrast some points of view as to why the U.S. Civil War occurred.
Good

Writer correctly compares and contrasts five points of view as to why the U.S. Civil War occurred
Exemplary

Complete understanding of content, thorough comparison/contrast of more than five points of view as to why the U.S. Civil War occurred. Information cited to support writing.
Five points of view and sources
Poor

Writer does not cite sources.
Fair

Writer cites less than five sources (less than three primary and less than two secondary).
Good

Writer cites at least five sources (three primary and two secondary).
Exemplary

Writer cites more than five sources (three primary and two secondary).
References and bibliography
Poor

Writer Rarely uses correct APA format for references and bibliography; does not cite at least five sources (three primary and two secondary).
Fair

Writer sometimes uses correct APA format for references and bibliography; cites less than five sources (three primary and two secondary).
Good

Writer frequently uses correct APA format for references and bibliography; cites at least five sources (three primary and two secondary).
Exemplary

Writer Usually/consistently uses correct APA format for references and bibliography; cites more than five sources (more than three primary and two secondary).



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