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                     The total of these components comprises the total score for your writing assignment
Level of             General Presentation                    Conceptual Understanding                    Original thought and relevance                       Sentence Structure
Achievement          (25 percent possible)                   (25 percent possible)                       (25 percent possible)                                (25 percent possible)
Excellent               (Approx. 20 - 25.)                           (Approx.20 - 25)                               (Approx.20 - 25)                          (Approx.20 - 25)
                        Makes a statement that clearly and           Demonstrates a clear understanding of          Provides strong, clear, convincing        Extremely well developed
                         specifically relates to the question,         the ideas and issues relating to them.          statements (i.e. observations and          sentences. Sentences flow well.
                         and has a clear conclusion.                  Uses a broad range of information to            conclusions) that relate your             Sentences clearly express ideas.
                        Provides a clear and thorough                 build and support arguments.                    thoughts and observations to the          Sentences are concise.
                         introduction and background.                 Demonstrates a line of inquiry and              issues about which you are writing.
                        Writing is nearly error free. For             observation that goes well beyond              Indicates a synthesis of ideas based
                         example, paper has no more than one           those presented by the text or other            upon observation, reading, and
                         error on any given page, or for longer        course materials.                               original thought
                         papers, no more than four errors                                                             Provides relevant evidence, and
                         throughout paper.                                                                             observations to support conclusions.
                     
Adequate                (Approx.15 - 22)                             (Approx.15 - 22)                               (Approx.15 - 22)                          (Approx.15 - 22)
                        Has some form of statement and               Demonstrates a partial understanding           Provides somewhat convincing and          Sentences usually flow well while
                         conclusion.                                   of the ideas and issues relating to them.       clear statements that relate your          at other times lack conciseness
                        Provides an introduction and                 Uses a limited amount of information            thoughts and observations to the           and/or appropriate structure.
                         background that is only somewhat              to build and support arguments.                 issues about which you are writing.       Somewhat difficult to understand
                         significant to the thesis statement.         Demonstrates a line of inquiry and             Indicates a synthesis of ideas based      Overall, most sentences clearly
                        Writing contains a few insignificant          observation related to issues, but that         upon observation and past                  express ideas.
                         errors that don’t interfere with              does not go beyond those presented by           reading/research.
                         comprehension or distract from the            the text or other course materials.            Provides adequate evidence and
                         message. For example, two minor                                                               observations to support conclusions.
                         errors on a page, or for longer papers,
                         five or fewer minor errors throughout
                         the paper.
Needs                   (Approx. 0 - 15)                             (Approx. 0 - 15)                               (Approx. 0 - 15)                          (Approx. 0 - 15)
                        Has no main statement and/or                 Does not demonstrate an understanding          Provides few or unclear, statements       Sentences don’t express ideas well
Improvement              conclusion.                                   of the ideas and issues relating to them.       (i.e. observations and conclusions)        and are poorly developed.
                        Provides an introduction and                 Uses little or no information to build          relating your thoughts and                Sentence structure is sometimes so
                         background that is insignificant to the       and support arguments.                          observations to the issues about           poor that it makes reading and
                         main statement.                              Does not demonstrate a line of inquiry          which you are writing.                     understanding difficult.
                        Writing contains numerous and/or              and observation that goes beyond those         Does not indicate a synthesis of          Sentences would sound strange if
                         significant errors which interfere with       presented by the text or other course           ideas.                                     read out loud.
                         comprehension and distract from the           materials.                                     Does not provide sufficient
                         message. For example, three or more                                                           evidence or observations to support
                         errors on a page, or for longer papers,                                                       conclusions.
                         more than five errors in the whole
                         paper.




Adopted from Coconino Community College Writing Center and California State University, Chico State                           TOTAL PERCENT FOR ASSIGNMENT_________

								
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