Category Weak/Poor 1pt. Marginal 2pts. Average 3pts. Competent 4 pts. Very Good 5pts. Excellent 6pts. Enter Points
grasp of Content lacks an Content require Content clear and Content clear, focused Content clear, focused Content always
subject and apparent purpose or extensive inferences appropriate to and appropriate to and appropriate. Main clear. Main ideas
evidence of central theme. by audience, not audience and audience and purpose. ideas stand out and are draw attention and
research suited to audience or purpose. Support Support is present but developed by strong compel audience.
purpose. lacks development. limited. details. Almost perfect.
Enunciation, Voice not clear, volume Voice not clear, mostly Voice sometimes clear, Voice generally clear. Voice clear. Adopts Voice always clear.
volume, is low, monotonous. monotonous. not always. Some Some attempt to adopt appropriate tone and Tone and volume
clarity variation of volume. appropriate volume and volume. Pauses with good always appropriate
tone. effect. to ideas. Pauses
add to delivery.
Choice and Language extremely Language awkward, Language ordinary, Language original Language original. Variety Language original.
command of limited. Meaning obscure. repetitive or misused. lacking precision, functional and of carefully-selected Words selected
language. variety and clarity. appropriate to words. carefully for
Appropriate audience and purpose. maximum impact.
Ability to Makes little attempt to Audience is distracted Delivery not totally Shows some enthusiasm Shows a lot of Interesting and
influence the engage audience. Wants by delivery problems. smooth, but gets the for topic and uses some enthusiasm for topic and enthusiastic.
audience with to just "get through" the point across. effective devices. uses devices very Speaks to topic as
use of language speech. effectively. if from experience.
and other devices
Poise: Slouches over lectern, or Often slouches. Appears Limited slouching. Good posture and eye Good posture. Generally Great posture. Use
Body posture, appears noticeably tense. somewhat tense. Limited Some eye contact. contact. Some effective good use of eye contact of eye contact and
Eye contact No eye contact. eye contact. body movement. and body movement to body movement
engage audience. engages audience.
Cohesiveness, Lacks structure, no Little structure, little Fair organization, some Easy to follow, transition Organization adds to main Very strong
soundness of organization. Difficult to organization. Difficult to transitions, evidence of present and predictable. ideas and development. organization and
reasoning, clarity follow. Too brief. follow with ineffective planning. Conclusion present but Creative intro. and development. Very
of ideas. intro. or conclusion. is mechanical. conclusion. effective.