Prompt Assignments Rubric

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1. Ideas

Demonstrates engagement with the topic, recognizing multiple dimensions and/or perspectives with elaboration and depth; offers considerable insight.

Demonstrates engagement with the topic, recognizing multiple dimensions and/or perspectives; offers some insight.

Shows some engagement with the topic without elaboration; offers basic observations but rarely original insight.

Shows minimal engagement with the topic, failing to recognize multiple dimensions/ perspectives; lacking even basic observations.

No engagement with the topic.

 

2. Focus and Thesis

Clear, narrow thesis representing full understanding of the material; every word counts.

Identifiable thesis representing adequate understanding of the material; minimal irrelevant material.

Some intelligible ideas, but thesis is weak, unclear or too broad.

Paper lacks focus and/or a discernible thesis.

No thesis.

 

3. Evidence

Evidence is relevant, accurate, complete, well integrated, well documented, and appropriate for the purpose of the response.

Evidence is accurate, well documented, and relevant, but not complete, well integrated, and/or appropriate for the purpose of the response.

Some evidence but not enough to develop argument in unified way. Evidence may be inaccurate, irrelevant, or in appropriate for the purpose of the response.

Little to no evidence.

No evidence.

 

4.Organization

 

Organization is logical and appropriate to assignment; ideas are linked with smooth and effective transitions.

Few organizational problems on any of the 3 levels (overall, paragraph, transitions). Introduction and conclusion are affectively related to the whole.

Organization, overall and/or within paragraphs, is formulaic or occasionally lacking in coherence; few evident transitions. Introduction and conclusion may lack logic.

Organization is missing both overall and within paragraphs. Introduction and conclusion may be lacking or illogical.

No organization.

 

Total Score/4