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Art History Essay Rubric 
Use this rubric for grading college Art History papers. Can be customized for any subject.
Rubric Code: R22C73W
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Subject: Arts and Design  
Type: Project  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate


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  Excellent

90-100

4 pts

Very Good

80-89

3 pts

Average

70-79

2 pts

Poor

60-69

1 pts

Unacceptable

0-59

0 pts

Summary and Submission
25 %

Excellent

- Argument is coherent and well supported by relevant information about Pollock and Abstract Expressionism.
- submitted the assignment on time to the course.
Very Good

- Argument is coherent and supported by relevant information about Pollock and Abstract Expressionism.
- Student submitted the assignment on time to the course.
Average

- Argument is initiated, and attempts to discuss Pollock and Abstract Expressionism.
- Student submitted the assignment on time to the course.
Poor

- Student failed to submit the assignment on time to the course.
Unacceptable

- Student either did not submit the assignment or was unable to demonstrate enough knowledge to receive credit for the discussion.
Content & Development
35 %

Excellent

- Points of argument fully identified: Viewer experience; artist's technique and experience, discussion of Greenberg's theory. (and medium if central to discussion)
- Content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive.
- Formal analysis is clear and well integrated
- Major points are stated clearly and are well supported.
- Responses are excellent, timely and address assignment including course concepts.
- Content and purpose of the writing are clear.
Very Good

- Points of argument fully identified: Viewer experience; artist's technique and experience, discussion of Greenberg's theory. (and medium if central to discussion)
- Content is accurate and persuasive.
- Formal analysis is clear
- Major points are stated and supported.
- Responses are adequate and address assignment.
- Content and purpose of the writing are clear.
Average

- Points of argument are partially identified: Viewer experience; artist's technique and experience, discussion of Greenberg's theory. (and medium if central to discussion)
- Content is not comprehensive and /or persuasive.
- Formal analysis included but vague.
- Major points are addressed, but not well supported.
- Responses are inadequate or do not address assignment.
- Content is inconsistent with regard to purpose and clarity of thought.
Poor

- Points of argument are partially identified: Viewer experience; artist's technique and experience, discussion of Greenberg's theory
- Content is incomplete.
- Formal analysis unclear and over/under the lenth necessary for an appropriate description.
- Major points are not clear and /or persuasive.
- Questions were not adequately answered.
Unacceptable

- Points of argument not identified and unacceptable.
- No formal analysis
- Student either didn't submit the assignment or was unable to demonstrate enough knowledge to receive credit for the assignment.
Organization & Structure
20 %

Excellent

-Structure of the paper is clear and easy to follow.
-Thesis statment is clear and relates clearly to the content of the paper
- Paragraph transitions are logical and maintain the flow of thought throughout the paper.
- Conclusion is logical and flows from the body of the paper.
Very Good

- Structure is mostly clear and easy to follow.
-Thesis statement is clear and relates to content of the paper.
- Paragraph transitions are present.
- Conclusion is logical.
Average

- Structure of the paper is not easy to follow.
- Paragraph transitions need improvement.
- Conclusion is missing, or if provided, does not flow from the body of the paper.
Poor

- Organization and structure detract from the message of the writer.
- Paragraphs are disjointed and lack transition of thoughts.
- Conclusion is missing.
Unacceptable

- Unacceptable
- No identifiable thesis.
- Student either didn't submit the assignment or was unable to demonstrate enough knowledge to receive credit for the assignment.
Format and Length
15 %

Excellent

- Paper is the appropriate length as described for the assignment.
-Format enhances readability of paper.
Very Good

- Paper is the appropriate length as described for the assignment.
-Format is good.
Average

- Paper is over/ under word length.
-Format needs work and more attention to detail.
Poor

- Paper is inadequate/excessive in length.
-Paper is not double spaced
-Paper is full of "speed bumps" and errors.
Unacceptable

- Unacceptable
- Student either didn't submit the assignment or was unable to demonstrate enough knowledge to receive credit for the assignment.
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling
5 %

Excellent

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

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

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

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

- Unacceptable
- Student either didn't submit the assignment or was unable to demonstrate enough knowledge to receive credit for the assignment.










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