Writing Rubric

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On a written assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to generate relevant and sufficient content; organize his or her thoughts coherently; adhere to the conventions of correct mechanics and sentence structure; and use correct terminology and rich vocabulary in the fulfillment, at the college level, of his or her writing assignments.

Four-Point Rubric

4 = High level excellence in evidence of writing ability and performance at the college level
3 = Demonstrable, competent, expected evidence of writing ability and performance at the college level
2 = Minimally acceptable, inconsistent evidence of writing ability and performance at the college level
1 = Does not present a unifying purpose

Content 4. Maintains clear, obvious purpose
3. Contains purpose but not consistently clear or obvious
2. Presents a purpose that is confused, general, or vague
1. Does not present a unifying purpose
Organization 4. Maintains clear and obvious organization
3. Uses a suitable organizational plan
2. Unclear organizational plan
1. Does not present an organizational plan
Sentence Structure and Mechanical Errors 4. Uses correct, varied sentences with few, if any, errors in mechanics, grammar, syntax or spelling
3. Uses sentences that are usually correct but sometimes awkward with some errors in mechanics, grammar, syntax or spelling
2. Uses sentences that are often incorrect and are difficult for the reader to understand with multiple errors in mechanics, grammar, syntax, or spelling
1. Uses sentences that are incorrect and are impossible for the reader to understand with many errors in mechanics, grammar, syntax, or spelling
Language 4. Uses language effectively, with a consistent and appropriate tone for the intended audience
3. Uses language that is adequate but occasionally unclear
2. Uses language that is sometimes inadequate and unclear
1. Uses language that is inadequate and unclear