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Writing for African American History 
Rubric to guide students along their writing journey on topics in African American history.
Rubric Code: N234256
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Subject: Humanities  
Type: Assessment  
Grade Levels: 9-12, Undergraduate


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  Excellent

25 pts

Acceptable

17.5 pts

Needs Improvement

10 pts

Thesis & Content

Excellent

-Thesis is debatable and clearly presented in the opening and concluding sections of the paper.

- Content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive.

- Major points are stated clearly and are well supported.

- Content and purpose of the writing are clear.
Acceptable

-Thesis is debatable and is evident in the argument, but is not clearly stated. Thesis is unclear, and it takes work for the reader to fish it out of the text. Or, thesis is self-evident and not debatable.

- Content is not comprehensive and /or persuasive.

- Major points are addressed, but not well supported.

- Content is inconsistent with regard to purpose and clarity of thought.
Needs Improvement

-There is no evident thesis.

- Content is incomplete.

- Major points are not clear and /or persuasive.
Organization & Structure

Excellent

- Structure of the paper is clear and easy to follow.

-Argument is presented clearly and logically.

-Logical points build directly upon the thesis and prior points.

-Counter arguments are addressed, dismantled, and folded into the main argument of the paper.
Acceptable

- Structure of the paper is not easy to follow.

-Argument is presented clearly and logically, but
points do not necessarily build on each other.

-Counter arguments are addressed, but many are left hanging or are dealt with inadequately.
Needs Improvement

- Organization and structure detract from the message of the writer.

-Argument is rambling, and
there are contradictions left
unaddressed.

-There is no discernable argument.
Format

Excellent

- Paper follows designated guidelines.

- Paper is the appropriate length as described for the assignment.
Acceptable

- Paper follows most guidelines.

- Paper is over/ under page length.
Needs Improvement

- Paper lacks many elements of correct formattting.

- Paper is inadequate/excessive in length.
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling

Excellent

- Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed; spelling is correct.

- Language is clear and precise; sentences display consistently strong, varied structure.
Acceptable

- Paper contains few grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.
Needs Improvement

- Paper contains numerous grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.
Originality

Excellent

-Argument is original and creative. Goes substantially beyond points raised in lecture
and readings.

-Concepts are related to each other in interesting and
creative ways.
Acceptable

-Argument is strong and interesting, but plays it safe and does not push boundaries.

-Concepts are put in conversation with each other.
Needs Improvement

-Argument is expository rather than analytical.

-Concepts are described, but
dealt with separately and not explicitly related to each
other.










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