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                                                                    WMS Capstone Project:
                                                                            Part II: Writing Component

                  A                                          B                                        C                                            D
Skills            The student selects and uses a wide        The student selects and uses a variety   The student selects and uses a variety       The student selects and uses mostly
                  variety of relevant information. Work      of relevant information. Work shows      of relevant information. Work shows          relevant information. The student’s work
                  shows a high level of critical analysis.   several examples of critical analysis.   satisfactory evidence of analysis.           lacks required depth in analysis. The
                  Arguments, decisions and judgments         Arguments, decisions and judgments       Arguments, decisions and judgments           student makes some appropriate
                  are fully supported and well-balanced.     are well-supported and balanced.         are supported and balanced but lack          arguments, decisions or judgments
                  The student demonstrates advanced          The student demonstrates effective       depth. The student demonstrates              through these lack support. The student
                  investigative skills.                      investigative skills.                    satisfactory/average investigative skills.   demonstrates basic investigative skills.
Organization      The student consistently employs           The student consistently employs         The student usually employs                  The student sometimes employs
                  sophisticated organizational structures    organizational structures and            organizational structures and                organizational structures and/or
                  and language-specific conventions          language-specific conventions that       language-specific conventions that           language-specific conventions that
                  that serve the context and intention.      serve the context and intention. The     serve the context and intention. The         serve the context and intention. The
                  The work is consistently well-organized,   work is usually well-organized, clear    work is generally organized, clear and       work shows the beginnings of
                  clear and coherent and the ideas           and coherent and the ideas being         coherent. The student generally              organization but lacks coherence. The
                  being expressed build on each other in     expressed build on each other. The       employs critical apparatus correctly.        student employs critical apparatus with
                  a sophisticated manner. The student        student employs critical apparatus                                                    limited success.
                  integrates critical apparatus correctly    correctly.
                  and effectively.
Vocabulary        The response clearly and effectively       The response adequately expresses        The response expresses ideas                 The response expression of ideas is
                  expresses ideas, using precise             ideas, employing a mix of precise with   unevenly, using simplistic language:         vague, lacks clarity, or is confusing:
                  language:                                  more general language:                   -use of domain-specific vocabulary           -uses limited language or domain-
                  -use of academics and domain-specific      -use of domain-specific vocabulary is    that may at times be inappropriate for       specific vocabulary
                  vocabulary is clearly appropriate for      generally appropriate for the            the audience and purpose                     -may have little sense of audience and
                  the audience and purpose.                  audience and purpose                                                                  purpose
Mechanics         The student employs a wide and             The student employs a range of           The student generally employs a              The student employs a limited range of
                  effective range of appropriate             appropriate vocabulary, idiom and        range of appropriate vocabulary,             appropriate vocabulary, idiom and
                  vocabulary, idiom and sentence             sentence structure. Grammar and          idiom and sentence structure.                sentence structure. There are frequent
                  structure. Grammar and syntax are          syntax are accurate; occasional errors   Grammar and syntax are generally             errors in grammar and syntax, which
                  accurate; very infrequent errors do not    rarely hinder communication. The         accurate; occasional errors sometimes        hinder communication. There is little or
                  hinder communication. The student          student consistently uses a register     hinder communication. The student            no evidence of a register and style that
                  demonstrates mastery of a register and     and style that serve the context and     often uses a register and style that         serve the context and intention. There
                  style that serve the context and           intention. Punctuation and               serve the context and intention.             are frequent errors in punctuation and
                  intention. Punctuation and                 spelling/writing are accurate;           Punctuation and spelling/writing are         spelling/writing, which hinder
                  spelling/writing are accurate; very        occasional errors rarely hinder          generally accurate; occasional errors        communication.
                  infrequent errors do not hinder            communication.                           sometimes hinder communication.
                  communication.
Professionalism   The student’s work is typed or neatly      The student’s work is typed or neatly    The student’s work is typed or written.      The student’s work is unprofessional and
                  written in pen. If typed, it is in a       written in pen. It may not adhere to     It may not be neat or in pen. If typed,      shows little care or attention.
                  professional font, size 12, and double     the font regulations.                    it may not adhere to the font
                  spaced.                                                                             regulations.
Citation          The student properly cites all quotes      The student properly cites most quotes   The student attempts to cite most            The student attempts to cite most
                  and citations. A works cited page is       and citations. A works cited page is     quotes and citations. A works cited          quotes and citations. A works cited
                  included.                                  included.                                page is included.                            page is not included.

				
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