Grading Rubric For Final Summary

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Final Summary Essay (25%)
Grading Rubric for Final Summary Essay
CRITERA Total Pts Excellent (A) Good (B) Average (C) Below Average (D) Failing (F)
Thesis (10pts) 50 Pts Includes an insightful thesis statement, with a clear introduction and conclusion. Thesis fits the parameters of the assignment. Includes a thesis statement, with an introduction and conclusion. Thesis fits the parameters of the assignment. Thesis statement is unclear.
Introduction and conclusion are muddled and may not serve their purpose. Thesis generally fits the parameters of the assignment. No thesis statement, and introduction and conclusion are unclear or missing. Thesis partially fits the parameters of the assignment. No thesis statement, no introduction and no conclusion.
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Content usually flows smoothly, but there may be some problems with transitions. Uses appropriate paragraph structure. Ideas and information are sometimes arranged logically, but some sections seem out of order. There are some issues with content flow and problems with transitions. Some problems with paragraph structure. Ideas and information are not arranged logically and rarely support the argument. Content does not flow smoothly, and there is little attempt at transition. Does not use appropriate paragraph structure. Ideas and information are not logically organized. Sections seem arranged at random and do not make sense to the reader.
Originality (10 pts) Most of the content shows original thought. Less than 15% direct quotations. Most of the content shows original thought. Less than 20% direct quotations. Most of the content shows original thought. Less than 30% direct quotations. Most of the content shows original thought. Less than 40% direct quotations. Little or no original thought. Text largely parrots
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The writing style is generally appropriate to the assignment, fresh (interesting to read), accurate (no far-fetched, unsupported comments), precise (say what you mean), and concise (not wordy). The writing style is appropriate in places, but elsewhere language is vague and imprecise. Writing style interferes with the development and clarity of the main points. Writing style makes it virtually impossible to understand the writer’s

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