Belief: What you really believe to be true, "I think..
A clear summary and powerful questions about the event and the Earth's systems.
A summary statement of what you think, and some follow up questions.
A description of ideas you have.
A list of some ideas.
Supported by reasons, "Because..."
Your thinking is visible with clear ESS explanations or assertions in support of your hypothesis.
Your hypothesis is supported with some ESS explanations or assertions.
Some reasoning behind what you believed is revealed.
Some reasons given for how you know what you think you know.
Source: Uses what you currently know, "These reasons come from..."
Relevant knowledge and reasons from multiple sources and examples from your experience.
Relevant knowledge and reasons from a few sources and/or relationship to experience.
Relevant knowledge is supported by at least one reason or some relationship to experience.
Some related experiences and references or schooling is given.