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Reflective Essay 
Self Awareness and understanding
Rubric Code: J2X5XWX
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Subject: (General)  
Type: Reflection  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate


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  Exceeds Standard

4 pts

Meets Standard

3 pts

Developing Standard

2 pts

Well Below Standard

1 pts

Format

Font, spacing, margins, length, etc.

Exceeds Standard

Essay follows formatting guidelines and meets the requested length.
Meets Standard

Essay follows most formatting guidelines and meets the requested length.
Developing Standard

Essay follows some formatting guidelines and meets the requested length.
Well Below Standard

Essay does not follow formatting guidelines and is over or under requested length.
Introduction

Attention Getter<BR>
General Discussion<BR>
Thesis Statement

Exceeds Standard

The introduction is exceptionally engaging and creates within the reader an excitement to read on. It contains a focused thesis statement reflective of the paper's content.
Meets Standard

The introduction attempts to use an attention getting strategy and discussion of the topic in order to engage the reader. The thesis statement is simple in nature but reflective of content.
Developing Standard

The introduction marginally attempts to use an attention getting strategy and discussion of the topic in order to engage the reader. The thesis statement is simple in nature but reflective of content.
Well Below Standard

There is no attempt by the author to engage and focus the reader on his or her topic. Additionally, the thesis statement may be too vague, if not missing.
Depth of Reflection

Analysis<BR>
Text Support<BR>
Personal Support

Exceeds Standard

The paper clearly demonstrates an in-depth reflection on the experience. There is ample, relevant, and developed textual and personal support for each main idea presented.
Meets Standard

The paper demonstrates an adequate level of reflection on the experience. Textual and personal support for the main ideas are presented.
Developing Standard

The paper demonstrates an marginal level of reflection on the experience. Textual and personal support for the main ideas may be presented.
Well Below Standard

There is little evidence of personal reflection. Little to no text and/or personal support is presented and/or supported and developed.
Conclusion

Restates Thesis<BR>
Synthesis<BR>
Clincher

Exceeds Standard

The conclusion provides a dynamic ending to the essay. It synthesizes the content and leaves the reader thinking about the topic.
Meets Standard

The conclusion is simplistic in nature. It provides a basic summary of the content and provides satisfactory closure.
Developing Standard

The conclusion is marginal in nature. It provides a basic summary of the content and/or provides satisfactory closure.
Well Below Standard

There is little to no evidence that the writer attempted to bring the essay to a close. There is either no conclusion or one that is severely underdeveloped.
Style

Voice<BR>
Organization<BR>
Transitions<BR>
Sent./Word Variety

Exceeds Standard

The author has a clear voice in this essay. The paper is well organized and focused and transitions are used effectively. The author uses sentence and word variety effectively.
Meets Standard

The paper is generally organized well but may be hard to follow at times. Transitions are used but are simplistic. The author uses limited sentence and word variety.
Developing Standard

The paper is marginally organized well but may be hard to follow at times. Transitions may be used but are simplistic. The author uses limited sentence and word variety.
Well Below Standard

The paper is disorganized, hard to follow and requires re-reading. Few to no transitions are used. The writing lacks variety in sentence structure and/or word choice.
Mechanics

Spelling, Grammar<BR>
Punctuation, Capitalization, Parenthetical Citation

Exceeds Standard

The author makes few to no mistakes which results in a smooth reading of the text.
Meets Standard

The author makes mistakes that are noticeable and may interfere with reading the text.
Developing Standard

The author makes mistakes that are noticeable and interfere with reading the text.
Well Below Standard

There are so many mistakes that it is difficult to impossible to complete a reading of the text.



Keywords:
  • Awareness and discovery of Self







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