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HSE401 Writing Assignment Rubric 
Use of this rubric for grading undergraduate Emergency Management student writing assignments.
Rubric Code: B2367A2
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Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate


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  Needs Improvement

70 pts

Proficient

90 pts

Accomplished

100 pts

Content & Coherence
25 pts

Needs Improvement

- Content is incomplete.
- Major points are not clear and /or persuasive.

- Research is inadequate or does not address course concepts.
- Content is inconsistent with regard to purpose and clarity of thought.
Proficient

- Content is not comprehensive and /or persuasive.
- Major points are addressed, but not well supported.
- Research is adequate
- Content is inconsistent with regard to purpose and clarity of thought.
Accomplished

- Content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive.
- Major points are stated clearly and are well supported.
- Research is adequate, timely and addresses course concepts.
- Content and purpose of the writing are clear.
Organization & Structure
10 pts

Needs Improvement

- Organization and structure detract from the message of the writer.
- Paragraph is disjointed and lack transition of thoughts.
Proficient

- Structure of the paragraph is not easy to follow.
- Paragraph transitions adequately.
Accomplished

- Structure of the paragraph is clear and easy to follow.
Applied Research (Relevance)
5 pts

Needs Improvement

- Does not incorporate After Action, Lesson Learned or Case Studies as described for the assignment.

- cites data that is inconclusive
or does not support the topic. .
Proficient

- Appropriately incorporates published After Action Reports, Lessons Learned data or results of peer reviewed case studies.

- data adeqautely supports the writers assertion.

- Relies on information from within the First Responder , Emergency Management / Homeland Security information resources/ journals.
Accomplished

- Smartly incorporates published After Action Reports, Lessons Learned data or results of peer reviewed case studies.

- Deftly includes relevant information from multiple sources: Peer reviewed journals in Humanitarian, Health/Medical, Psychosocial Sciences, Environmental /Engineering.
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling
10 pts

Needs Improvement

- Paper contains numerous grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.
- Language uses jargon or conversational tone.

- Uses Agency or Core Competency specific acronyms.

- Overuse of NIMS standardized language and acronyms.
Proficient

- Paper contains few grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.
- Language lacks clarity or includes the use of some jargon or conversational tone.

- Uses NIMS standardized language and acronyms appropriately.
Accomplished

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

- Uses NIMS standardized
language and acronyms without over reliance to make point.



Keywords:
  • NIMS, Emergency Management







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