Critical Response Rubric by X9RE37qi

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									                                  Regen: IB English                                                                            Regen: IB English
                              Critical Response Rubric                                                                     Critical Response Rubric

6-7 (95%)                                                                                    6-7 (95%)
7 is the top score, but there is very little difference between a 6 and a 7. Both are        7 is the top score, but there is very little difference between a 6 and a 7. Both are
excellent papers which fully and thoughtfully address the topic. They both are well          excellent papers which fully and thoughtfully address the topic. They both are well
organized pieces of writing, and both make generous and insightful use of the text(s).       organized pieces of writing, and both make generous and insightful use of the text(s).
Both illustrate adept use of language and mastery of mechanics. Both also show an            Both illustrate adept use of language and mastery of mechanics. Both also show an
appreciation for literary features, when appropriate. The 7, however, demonstrates           appreciation for literary features, when appropriate. The 7, however, demonstrates
uncommon skill and offers unexpected “a-ha” moments for the reader.                          uncommon skill and offers unexpected “a-ha” moments for the reader.
Descriptors: masterful, sophisticated, complex, specific, consistent, well-                  Descriptors: masterful, sophisticated, complex, specific, consistent, well-
supported, mature, analytical, eloquent, an even balance of texts, clear                     supported, mature, analytical, eloquent, an even balance of texts, clear
comparisons, all points link back to the thesis.                                             comparisons, all points link back to the thesis.

5 (88%)                                                                                      5 (88%)
5 is a thinner version of an excellent paper. It is still impressive, convincing, and        5 is a thinner version of an excellent paper. It is still impressive, convincing, and
cogent. It may be slightly less coherent in terms of organization, and may have some         cogent. It may be slightly less coherent in terms of organization, and may have some
lapses in vocabulary and sentence structure. It will offer some depth of insight, make       lapses in vocabulary and sentence structure. It will offer some depth of insight, make
fairly good use of the texts, and show some awareness of its literary features.              fairly good use of the texts, and show some awareness of its literary features.
Descriptors: somewhat analytical, clear understanding, less precise, less                    Descriptors: somewhat analytical, clear understanding, less precise, less
well-supported, maturing, sometimes specific, coherent, mostly a balance                     well-supported, maturing, sometimes specific, coherent, mostly a balance
of both texts, somewhat clear comparisons.                                                   of both texts, somewhat clear comparisons.

4 (80%)                                                                                      4 (80%)
4 is a slightly above average paper, but it may be deficient in the one of these: depth of   4 is a slightly above average paper, but it may be deficient in the one of these: depth of
insight, use of the texts, organization, or awareness of literary features. It is less       insight, use of the texts, organization, or awareness of literary features. It is less
precise and less sophisticated in terms of style and use of language. It may contain         precise and less sophisticated in terms of style and use of language. It may contain
minor mechanical errors, but is generally well-written.                                      minor mechanical errors, but is generally well-written.
Descriptors: less mature, observant but not analytical, insufficient,                        Descriptors: less mature, observant but not analytical, insufficient,
awkward, less clarity with comparisons, the texts aren’t balanced.                           awkward, less clarity with comparisons, the texts aren’t balanced.

3 (75%)                                                                                      3 (75%)
3 is a slightly below average paper which maintains the general idea of the                  3 is a slightly below average paper which maintains the general idea of the
assignment, shows some sense of organization, but is weak in content, depth of               assignment, shows some sense of organization, but is weak in content, depth of
thought or analysis, language facility, and mechanics. It may have quotations, but           thought or analysis, language facility, and mechanics. It may have quotations, but
does not reveal thoughtful use of the texts. It may contain mechanical errors that are       does not reveal thoughtful use of the texts. It may contain mechanical errors that are
distracting to the reader.                                                                   distracting to the reader.
Descriptors: general, incomplete, oversimplified, meager, lacking insight,                   Descriptors: general, incomplete, oversimplified, meager, lacking insight,
not proofed, the texts are not balanced.                                                     not proofed, the texts are not balanced.

2 (70%)                                                                                      2 (70%)
2 is a paper that makes an attempt to deal with the topic but demonstrates serious           2 is a paper that makes an attempt to deal with the topic but demonstrates serious
weakness in content, organization, syntax, and mechanics. It reveals little to no            weakness in content, organization, syntax, and mechanics. It reveals little to no
insight or analysis, and it does not reflect any engagement with the texts. It is an         insight or analysis, and it does not reflect any engagement with the texts. It is an
unacceptable grade, but credit is given for some degree of effort.                           unacceptable grade, but credit is given for some degree of effort.
Descriptors: poorly written, unacceptably brief, scratching the surface.                     Descriptors: poorly written, unacceptably brief, scratching the surface.

1 (60%)                                                                                      1 (60%)1 is a paper with very little redeeming quality. It appears to be simply a “get it
1 is a paper with very little redeeming quality. It appears to be simply a “get it done”     done” effort, which reveals little thought, no organization, and no revision. Or the
effort, which reveals little thought, no organization, and no revision. Or the paper         paper completely misses the focus of the prompt.
completely misses the focus of the prompt.                                                   Descriptors: empty, poor attempt, missing the boat
Descriptors: empty, poor attempt, missing the boat

								
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