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VIEWS: 5 PAGES: 101

									          INSTRUCTOR:        M. E. Kabay
     COMPLETE COURES NAME:   NAME & SEMESTER


          Student Names      (These cells running horizontally are used for automatic transfer of names to
                             NAME 1 NAME 2 NAME 3 NAME 4

NAME 1                           74.9 This is an example using numbers entered into the grade sections f
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re used for automatic transfer of names to other sheet -- don't worry about formatting)
             NAME 5              NAME 6 NAME 7 NAME 8 NAME 9 NAME 10 NAME 11 NAME 12 NAME 13

g numbers entered into the grade sections for Student 1 on the GRADE PAPERS sheet.




     COLOR CODES
               90%
                   80%
                   70%
                   60%
                  <60%
NAME 14 NAME 15 NAME 16 NAME 17 NAME 18 NAME 19 NAME 20 NAME 21 NAME 22 NAME 23
NAME 24 NAME 25 NAME 26 NAME 27 NAME 28 NAME 29 NAME 30 NAME 31 NAME 32 NAME 33
NAME 34 NAME 35 NAME 36 NAME 37 NAME 38 NAME 39 NAME 40 NAME 41 NAME 42
NAME 43 NAME 44 NAME 45
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                               1
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final     Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted              Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                     90%                  22.5
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                     80%                  20.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                     70%                  17.5

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                     60%                  9.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                            59%                  5.9
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                    74.9
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                   0%
                                                                                                                                                Maximum grade for this essay:                                                    74.9




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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                               2
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final     Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted              Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                 0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                     0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                    0%
                                                                                                                                                Maximum grade for this essay:                                                     0.0




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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                               3
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final     Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted              Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                 0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                     0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                    0%
                                                                                                                                                Maximum grade for this essay:                                                     0.0




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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                               4
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final     Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted              Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                 0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                     0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                    0%
                                                                                                                                                Maximum grade for this essay:                                                     0.0




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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                               5
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final     Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted              Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                 0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                     0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                    0%
                                                                                                                                                Maximum grade for this essay:                                                     0.0




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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                               6
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final     Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted              Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                 0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                     0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                               7
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final     Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted              Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                 0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                     0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                               8
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final     Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted              Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                 0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                     0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                               9
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 9
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final     Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted              Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                 0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                     0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                    0%
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                                10
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final      Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                 Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted               Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                  0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                      0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                     0%
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                                11
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final      Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                 Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted               Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                  0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                      0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                     0%
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                                12
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final      Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                 Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted               Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                  0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                      0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                     0%
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                                13
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 13
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final      Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                 Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted               Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                  0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                      0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                     0%
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                                14
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 14
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final      Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                 Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted               Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                  0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                      0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                     0%
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                                15
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final      Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                 Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted               Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                  0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                      0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                     0%
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                                16
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final      Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                 Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted               Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                  0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                      0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                     0%
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                                17
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 17
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final      Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                 Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted               Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                  0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                      0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                                18
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final      Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                 Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted               Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                  0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                      0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                                19
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 19
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final      Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                 Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted               Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                  0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                      0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                                20
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final      Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                 Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted               Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                  0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                      0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                     0%
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                                21
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 21
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final      Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                 Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted               Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                  0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                      0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                     0%
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                                22
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                                 NAME 22
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Final      Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paper                 Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weighted               Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                  0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                      0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                     0%
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RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                     NAME & SEMESTER
       100 Points total                                                                                                                                                      Name:                                 NAME 23                         NAM
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Final      Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Paper                 Paper     Paper
    Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                            60-69%                           0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Weighted               Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Score %                         Score %
                  25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                 Responds appropriately to
                              Outstanding response to
                                                                    assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                             assignment; demonstrates
                                                               thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                            sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                               define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
    Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                 be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                             clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                          terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                               may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                      of sources
                                                                        or consistently

                  25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                                                 Ideas may be arranged
                                                             Shows logical progression of
                                                                                               randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                          Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                            logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                            transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                            paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
  coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                              excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                               sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                   through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                             paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                        effective
                                                                                                      organization
                  25%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0

                                                                                                  Frequently uses generalizations
                            Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                     Lacks supporting evidence or
                           effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
 Research &                                                                                                                                                            uses in irrelevant or brief
                          explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
  Support                                                                                                                                                              manner that fails to offer
                              evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                support
                                      convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                  itself, does not explain support

                  15%                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.0
                                                                  General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                             Careful and precise word
                                                               sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                             selection; clear sentence
    Style                                                          generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                           structure; focused sentence,
                                                                structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                             not awkward or rambling
                                                                  be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                  10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                                  0.0
                          Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                 Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                           no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
  Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                          grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                          comprehension.
                 100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                                      0.0
                                                                                                         Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                 Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                                     0%
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                     24                               25
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                      NAME 24                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                          0%
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  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                      NAME 25                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
        Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                          0%
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                     26                               27
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                      NAME 26                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                          0%
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  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                      NAME 27                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                          0%
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                     28                               29
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                      NAME 28                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                          0%
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                     29                               30
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                      NAME 29                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                     30                               31
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                      NAME 30                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
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  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                      NAME 31                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
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  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
           100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                      NAME 32                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
     Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
      Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
        Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
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  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
          100 Points total                                                                                                                                                      Name:                      NAME 33                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
    Research &                                                                                                                                                            uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
     Support                                                                                                                                                              manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
       Style                                                          generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
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                                                                                                                                                                                 Student:                     34                                   35
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                     NAME & SEMESTER
          100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                      NAME 34                                NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Comments    Final        Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Paper         Paper
       Factor      Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Points       Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Score %
                    25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                   Responds appropriately to
                                Outstanding response to
                                                                      assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                               assignment; demonstrates
                                                                 thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                              sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                 define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                 and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                   be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                               clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                  consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                            terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                 may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                        of sources
                                                                          or consistently

                    25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                   Ideas may be arranged
                                                               Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                 randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                            Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                              logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                              transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
  Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                              paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
    coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                 sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                     through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                               paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                          effective
                                                                                                        organization
                    25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                    Frequently uses generalizations
                              Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                       Lacks supporting evidence or
                             effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
    Research &                                                                                                                                                           uses in irrelevant or brief
                            explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
     Support                                                                                                                                                             manner that fails to offer
                                evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                  support
                                        convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                    itself, does not explain support

                    15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                               Careful and precise word
                                                                 sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                               selection; clear sentence
       Style                                                         generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                             structure; focused sentence,
                                                                  structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                               not awkward or rambling
                                                                    be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                    10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                            Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                   Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                             no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                    errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                            grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                  with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                  present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                            comprehension.
                   100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                           Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                   Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                          0%
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  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
          100 Points total                                                                                                                                                      Name:                      NAME 35                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
    Research &                                                                                                                                                            uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
     Support                                                                                                                                                              manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
       Style                                                          generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
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  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
          100 Points total                                                                                                                                                      Name:                      NAME 36                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
    Research &                                                                                                                                                            uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
     Support                                                                                                                                                              manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
       Style                                                          generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                     37                               38
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
          100 Points total                                                                                                                                                      Name:                      NAME 37                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
    Research &                                                                                                                                                            uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
     Support                                                                                                                                                              manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
       Style                                                          generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                          0%
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  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
          100 Points total                                                                                                                                                      Name:                      NAME 38                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
    Research &                                                                                                                                                            uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
     Support                                                                                                                                                              manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
       Style                                                          generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                     39                               40
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
          100 Points total                                                                                                                                                      Name:                      NAME 39                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
    Research &                                                                                                                                                            uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
     Support                                                                                                                                                              manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
       Style                                                          generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
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  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
          100 Points total                                                                                                                                                      Name:                      NAME 40                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
    Research &                                                                                                                                                            uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
     Support                                                                                                                                                              manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
       Style                                                          generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                          0%
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                     41                               42
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
          100 Points total                                                                                                                                                      Name:                      NAME 41                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
    Research &                                                                                                                                                            uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
     Support                                                                                                                                                              manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
       Style                                                          generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                          0%
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                     42                               43
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
          100 Points total                                                                                                                                                      Name:                      NAME 42                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
    Research &                                                                                                                                                            uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
     Support                                                                                                                                                              manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
       Style                                                          generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                          0%
                                                                                                                                                Maximum grade for this essay:                                           0.0




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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                     43                               44
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
          100 Points total                                                                                                                                                      Name:                      NAME 43                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
    Research &                                                                                                                                                            uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
     Support                                                                                                                                                              manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
       Style                                                          generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                          0%
                                                                                                                                                Maximum grade for this essay:                                           0.0




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                                                                                                                                                                                  Student:                     44                               45
  RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                      NAME & SEMESTER
          100 Points total                                                                                                                                                      Name:                      NAME 44                            NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comments    Final    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper     Paper
       Factor       Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                          60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Points   Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Score %
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                    Responds appropriately to
                                 Outstanding response to
                                                                       assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                assignment; demonstrates
                                                                  thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                               sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                  define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
       Ideas                  and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                    be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                   consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                             terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                  may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                         of sources
                                                                           or consistently

                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                                                    Ideas may be arranged
                                                                Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                  randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                             Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                               logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                               transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
   Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                               paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
     coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                 excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                  sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                      through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                           effective
                                                                                                         organization
                     25%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0

                                                                                                     Frequently uses generalizations
                               Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                        Lacks supporting evidence or
                              effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
    Research &                                                                                                                                                            uses in irrelevant or brief
                             explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
     Support                                                                                                                                                              manner that fails to offer
                                 evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                   support
                                         convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                     itself, does not explain support

                     15%                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0
                                                                     General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                Careful and precise word
                                                                  sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                selection; clear sentence
       Style                                                          generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                              structure; focused sentence,
                                                                   structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                not awkward or rambling
                                                                     be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                     10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                       0.0
                             Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                          Contains so many mechanical
                                                                    Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some         Contains a number of
                              no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                              errors that it is impossible to
     Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not   mechanical errors that interfere
                             grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                               comprehend or follow from
                                                                   with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader       with reader comprehension.
                                   present are minor.                                                                                                                       sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                             comprehension.
                    100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                           0.0
                                                                                                            Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                    Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                          0%
                                                                                                                                                Maximum grade for this essay:                                           0.0




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                                                                                                                                                                                         Student:                     45
        RUBRIC for the FINAL PAPER                                     NAME & SEMESTER
                  100 Points total                                                                                                                                                     Name:                      NAME 45
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Comments    Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Paper
               Factor    Weight              90 - 100%                             80-89%                             70-79%                            60-69%                             0-59%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Points

                          25%                                                                                                                                                                                                  0.0
                                                                         Responds appropriately to
                                      Outstanding response to
                                                                            assignment; states a           Adequate response to
                                     assignment; demonstrates
                                                                       thesis/central idea, attempts to assignment; presents central   No clear central idea or
                                    sophisticated thought; strong                                                                                                 Fails to respond to assignment;
                                                                       define terms, although may not idea in general terms; shows response to assignment; vague
               Ideas               and interesting thesis, which is                                                                                                lacks a thesis or central idea;
                                                                         be fully successful; shows      average understanding of     or unclear thesis; no clear
                                     clearly articulated; defines                                                                                                        fails to use sources
                                                                        consideration of sources, but     sources; if defines terms,  understanding of sources
                                  terms clearly; critical evaluation
                                                                       may not evaluate them critically definitions may be unclear
                                              of sources
                                                                                or consistently

                          25%                                                                                                                                                                                                  0.0
                                                                                                         Ideas may be arranged
                                                                     Shows logical progression of
                                                                                                       randomly or listed and lack       Random organization;
                                  Logical structure; sophisticated ideas and transitions, but some
                                                                                                    logical organization; transitions paragraphs may not relate to No apparent organization; lacks
                                    transition from sentences,       gaps in transitions and logic;
        Organization &                                                                               may be sequential rather than     central thesis or idea; lacks transitions; lacks coherence;
                                    paragraphs and thoughts;          paragraphs relate to central
          coherence                                                                                   logic based; topic paragraph internal paragraph coherence;        lacks organization within
                                      excels at guiding reader      thesis or idea; topic paragraph
                                                                                                       sentences may be general;        may lack topic paragraph               paragraphs
                                           through paper               sentences apparent and
                                                                                                     paragraphs may lack internal               sentences
                                                                                effective
                                                                                                              organization
                          25%                                                                                                                                                                                                  0.0

                                                                                                          Frequently uses generalizations
                                    Rich content; uses support                                             to support points; examples, if   Offers little evidence for
                                                                                                                                                                               Lacks supporting evidence or
                                   effectively and appropriately;       Offers evidence for support;        used, may be unclear or not    support, personal narrative or
          Research &                                                                                                                                                             uses in irrelevant or brief
                                  explains and provides sufficient       relevant examples; offers           relevant; often depends on     summary form, rather than
           Support                                                                                                                                                               manner that fails to offer
                                      evidence to persuade or            interpretation of evidence       opinion or personal experience; analysis of sources to make
                                                                                                                                                                                          support
                                              convince                                                     assumes evidence speaks for                  points
                                                                                                          itself, does not explain support

                          15%                                                                                                                                                                                                  0.0
                                                                          General use of words, but  Uses general or vague words, Vague or abstract word use;
                                     Careful and precise word
                                                                       sometimes may be too general; wordy sentences, unfocused, several awkward sentences; Vague words, misuse of words;
                                     selection; clear sentence
               Style                                                       generally good sentence     repetitive, or confusing, a simple sentence structure; may many awkward sentences,
                                   structure; focused sentence,
                                                                        structure, although some may     number of ineffective        contain several ineffective  inappropriate language
                                     not awkward or rambling
                                                                          be awkward or ineffective             sentences                     sentences

                          10%                                                                              Contains several mechanical                                                                                         0.0
                                  Well polished; contains virtually                                                                                                            Contains so many mechanical
                                                                         Contains some mechanical           errors, which causes some           Contains a number of
                                   no spelling, punctuation, and                                                                                                                errors that it is impossible to
          Mechanics                                                     errors, but does not interfere     confusion, although does not     mechanical errors that interfere
                                  grammatical errors, any errors                                                                                                                 comprehend or follow from
                                                                        with reader comprehension.             impede overall reader         with reader comprehension.
                                        present are minor.                                                                                                                         sentence to sentence.
                                                                                                                  comprehension.
                         100%                                                                                                                 Maximum points awarded (out of 100):                                             0.0
                                                                                                                 Mininum words:       < enter min here >                    Words:
                                                                                                         Deductions from the total points awarded for falling below min word count:                                            0%
                                                                                                                                                     Maximum grade for this essay:                                             0.0




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