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Psychology Writing Assignment 
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Rubric Code: X248WB3
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Subject: Psychology  
Type: Writing  
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  Almost Fair/Poor

This paragraph needs a lot of work (which might include entirely redesigning/reorganizing). It needs to be rewritten.



This is a paragraph that is working for the most part, but still needs work.



This paragraph succeeds in reading like a confidently finished product. It has been edited, stylized, and completed with an holistic awareness of the assignment.


Content & Development
5 pts

Almost Fair/Poor

- Content is incomplete.
- Major points are not clear and /or persuasive.
- Unclear if writer understands purpose (assignment).

- Content is not comprehensive and /or persuasive.
- Major points are addressed, but not well supported. (Topic sentences present but not supported).
- Content is inconsistent with regard to purpose (assignment) and clarity of thought.

- Content is comprehensive, accurate, and addresses the assignment.
- Ideas are presented in a clear and understandable manner.
- Major points are stated clearly and are well supported.
- Content and purpose of the writing are clear.
Organization & Structure
5 pts

Almost Fair/Poor

- Organization and lack of structure detract from the message of the writer.
- Paragraph lacks an awareness of transition of thoughts.
- Topic sentence is missing or unclear.
- Supporting sentences too lengthy/wordy, or repetitive.

- Structure of the paragraph is not easy to follow.
- Transitions need improvement.
-Sentences need more attention to purpose.

- Structure of the writer's paragraph is clear and easy to follow.
- Paragraph is built of good supporting sentences that speak to a clear topic sentence.
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling
5 pts

Almost Fair/Poor

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

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

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

Almost Fair/Poor

.- Paragraph is inadequate in length.
- Writer has not read or does not follow a paragraph format.

-Paragraph is of adequate length.
--Writer is somewhat aware of the format of a good paragraph.

- Paragraph follows all designated guidelines.

- It is the appropriate length and flows.

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