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Grading Rubric

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 For a grade of C, you must have

____ Fulfilled the assignment



___ Cited the text

____ Avoided significant errors of fact.

____ Followed a discernible pattern of organization

____ Minimized mechanical and usage errors [see Quick Fixes box, overleaf]


For a grade of B, you must also have

___ Maintained your focus on your thesis

___ Cited the text

                ___ Used the i.r.e. form to integrate quotations into your text

                ___ Chose quotations appropriately

___ Written a conclusion that develops logically from the body of  the paper, though it may restate ideas from class.

___ Consistently maintained a standard written English level of diction.

___ Made few errors of usage or diction  [see Quick Fixes box, below]


For a grade of A, you must also have

___ Taken a personally-grounded, intellectual grasp of the text and the issues  embedded in it.

___  Reflected on the meaning of the work.

___ Concluded with ideas that go beyond those advanced in class.

___ Written in a personal voice





Quick Fixes

___get: means too many different things; choose another, more precise word.

___one...their agreement. Pronouns must agree with their referents in number.

___very: used so often it fails to intensify as it once did.  You can usually eliminate it.

___person...who. People take “who,” objects take “that,” animals you call by name (pets) take “who,” other animals take “that.”

___hopefully is properly used only as but an adverb.

___ “in depth”.  Cliché and used incorrectly. “Deep” does the job.

___homonyms: their/there/they’re; too/to/two;  its/it’s. Learn them!

___passive voice. No responsible agent in the sentence.



___ Other



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