Senior Project: Final Presentation Rubric (Microsoft Word)

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Senior Project Presentation Rubric
North Lawndale College Prep High School

Student Name:___________________________ Panelists’ Names:___________________________________________________ Date:__________________

Optimize Standards (A Grade)
ORGANIZATION Structure the presentation well, from Introduction to Body to Conclusion Senior Projects at this level include An exceptional introduction that has a strong hook;  A compelling thesis/claim within the introduction;  An exceptional introduction that previews the entire presentation;  Cohesive transitions between ideas; and  A strong conclusion. Points Possible (10-9)  A logical and compelling thesis/claim;  Exceptional supporting ideas/content/evidence that flow and make logical sense; and  Thorough explanation/analysis of ideas/content/evidence. Points Possible (20-18)  Language and tone(s) that clearly understand the rhetorical context (i.e., the audience, purpose, and occasion), and  An advanced and complex vocabulary appropriate to the topic. Points Possible (10-9)  Exceptional use of research to support original ideas;  Mastery of citation conventions: correctly reference all inpresentation research (both paraphrased and direct quote citations); and  Correctly develop the “Works Cited” page.  Points Possible (10-9) 

Exceed Standards (B Grade)
Senior Projects at this level include An effective introduction that has a hook;  A clear thesis/claim within the introduction;  An effective introduction that previews the presentation;  Mostly cohesive transitions between ideas; and  An effective conclusion. Points Possible (8)  A logical thesis/claim;  Effective supporting ideas/content/evidence that flow and make logical sense; and  An effective explanation/analysis of ideas/content/evidence.  Points Possible (17-16) Language and tone(s) that mostly understand the rhetorical context (i.e., the audience, purpose, and occasion), and An accurate vocabulary for the topic. Points Possible (8) Effective use of research to support original ideas; Significant control of citation conventions: correctly reference most in-presentation research (both paraphrased and direct quote citations); and Correctly develop most of the “Works Cited” page. Points Possible (8)     

Meet Standards (C Grade)
Senior Projects at this level include An introduction that veers from a preview of the presentation; A thesis/claim not within the introduction; A somewhat effective introduction that previews the presentation; Somewhat cohesive transitions between ideas; and/or A somewhat effective conclusion.       

Do Not Meet Standards (F Grade)
Senior Projects at this level include No introduction that previews the presentation’s body; No thesis/claim anywhere within the presentation; An ineffective introduction — it does not preview the presentation; No cohesive transitions between ideas; and/or No conclusion. Points Possible (6) No thesis/claim or illogical thesis/claim; Little or no supporting ideas/content/evidence or ideas/content/evidence which do not flow or make sense; and/or Ideas/content/evidence that do not connect to the thesis/claim. Points Possible (13) Language and tone(s) that do not understand the rhetorical context (i.e., the audience, purpose, and occasion), and An inaccurate vocabulary.

Points

of the Senior Project Presentation (50%)

CONTENT

DEVELOPMENT and CLARITY of ARGUMENT Develop claim and ideas; demonstrate logical thought RHETORIC Understand audience, purpose, and occasion; use varied and effective language and tone(s)

Points Possible (7)  A somewhat clear, logical thesis/claim;  Somewhat effective supporting ideas/content/evidence that sometimes flows and makes logical sense; and/or  Some explanation/analysis of ideas/content/evidence.   Points Possible (15-14) Language and tone(s) that somewhat understand the rhetorical context (i.e., the audience, purpose, and occasion), and A mostly accurate vocabulary.

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RESEARCH Correctly use conventions of research

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Points Possible (7) Some research to support original ideas; Some control of citation conventions: Correctly reference some in-presentation research (both paraphrased and direct quote citations); and Correctly develop some of the “Works Cited” page.

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Points Possible (6) Either no research or research incorrectly used to support original ideas; Ineffective control of citation conventions: Do not or incorrectly reference in-presentation research (both paraphrased and direct quote citations); and Do not or incorrectly develop the “Works Cited” page. Points Possible (6)

Optimize Standards (A Grade)
EYE CONTACT Develop rapport with the audience through eye contact Senior Projects at this level include  Exceptional eye contact with the entire audience, seldom returning to notecards. Points Possible (5)  Exceptionally clear, correct, and precise pronunciation of all words and phrases. Points Possible (5) Exceptional posture: Standing straight with both feet on the ground, and/or Exceptional gestures: hand gestures enhance audience’s understanding. Points Possible (5) Exceptionally strong and positive attitude about topic during the entire presentation. Points Possible (5) Exceptional encouragement of audience interaction; and Exceptional knowledge of the topic displayed while responding confidently, precisely, and appropriately to all audience questions. Points Possible (5) 

Exceed Standards (B Grade)
Senior Projects at this level include Effective eye contact with the audience - but some distracting use of notecards and/or visual aid. Points Possible (4) Clear, correct, and precise pronunciation of most words and phrases. Points Possible (4) Effective posture: Standing straight with both feet on the ground, with some rocking back and forth; and/or Effective gestures: hand gestures assist audience’s understanding. Points Possible (4) Pleasant attitude about topic during much of the presentation. Points Possible (4) Effective encouragement of audience interaction; and Effective knowledge of the topic displayed while responding directly and appropriately to all audience questions. Points Possible (4)         An effective visual theme — colors, designs, and proportions; An effective use of headings, subheadings, and text to create a consistent overall idea; and A mostly appropriate text length. Points Possible (8) Effective understanding and application of standard English grammar; Some incorrect instances of punctuation and capitalization; and Some misspellings. Points Possible (8) Effective use of graphics, sound, and/or animation/video to create a consistent overall idea; and Effective sizing and resolution. Points Possible (4) 

Meet Standards (C Grade)
Senior Projects at this level include Some eye contact with the audience, frequently returning to the distracting use of notecards and/or visual aid. Points Possible (3.5) Clear, correct, and precise pronunciation of some words and phrases. Points Possible (3.5)   Somewhat effective posture: Some standing straight, but with rocking back and forth and slumping; and/or Somewhat effective gestures: hand gestures sometimes assist audience’s understanding. Points Possible (3.5) Engaged attitude about topic during the some of the presentation. Points Possible (3.5) Somewhat effective encouragement of audience interaction; and Somewhat effective knowledge of the topic displayed while responding directly and appropriately to all audience questions. Points Possible (3.5)  A somewhat effective visual theme — colors, designs, and proportions;  A somewhat effective use of headings, subheadings, and text to create a consistent overall idea; and  At times, an inappropriate text length. Points Possible (7)  Somewhat effective understanding and application of standard English grammar;  Several incorrect instances of punctuation and capitalization; and  Several misspellings.  

Do Not Meet Standards (F Grade)
Senior Projects at this level include  Little or no eye contact with the audience. Points Possible (3)  Unclear, incorrect, and/or imprecise pronunciation of words and phrases. Points Possible (3) Ineffective posture: Sits or slumps during entire presentation; and/or Ineffective gestures: few or no hand gestures that assist audience’s understanding. Points Possible (3) Disengaged attitude about topic during the most of the presentation. Points Possible (3) Insufficient encouragement of audience interaction; and Insufficient knowledge of the topic displayed while responding directly and appropriately to all audience questions.

Points

of the Senior Project Presentation (25%)

ELOCUTION Articulate voice clearly and confidently POSTURE and GESTURES Use body language to enhance presentation

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DELIVERY

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ENTHUSIASM Convey emotion during the presentation INTERACTION with the AUDIENCE and the QUESTION/ANSWER SESSION

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for the Senior Project Presentation (25%)

LAYOUT Enrich and captivate the audience’s understanding through the visual aid

VISUAL AID

TEXT MECHANICS Correctly use grammar; correctly spell, punctuate, and capitalize; and correctly format

 An exceptional visual theme — colors, designs, and proportions;  An exceptional use of headings, subheadings, and text to create a consistent overall idea; and  An appropriate text length. Points Possible (10-9)  Exceptional understanding and application of standard English grammar;  Correct punctuation and capitalization; and  Correct spelling. Points Possible (10-9)  Exceptional use of graphics, sound, and/or animation/video to create a consistent overall idea; and  Exceptional sizing and resolution. Points Possible (5)

Points Possible (3)  An ineffective visual theme — colors, designs, and proportions;  An ineffective use of headings, subheadings, and text to create a consistent overall idea; and  An inappropriate text length. Points Possible (6)  Ineffective understanding and application of standard English grammar;  Many incorrect instances of punctuation and capitalization; and  Many misspellings.   Points Possible (6) Ineffective use of graphics, sound, and/or animation/video to create a consistent overall idea; and Ineffective sizing and resolution. Points Possible (3)

GRAPHICS, SOUND, and/or ANIMATION/VIDEO Effectively integrate multimedia into the visual aid

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Points Possible (7) Somewhat effective use of graphics, sound, and/or animation/video to create a consistent overall idea; and Somewhat effective sizing and resolution. Points Possible (3.5)

Senior Project Presentation Grade: ______/100
(Each senior must earn an 80 [B-] or higher in order to pass his/her Senior Project Presentation.)


				
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