minor lapses in development


HEED 3330 Module Essay Rubric

Levels of Achievement

 
Criteria Novice Competent
Professional writing standards 1 to 5 points

Clearly states a thesis/central idea, but may have minor lapses in development. Begins to support the complexity of central idea and the possibility of other points of view. Shows careful reading of sources. Two or less grammatical, spelling or writing errors.

6 to 10 points

Uses a logical structure appropriate to paper’s subject, purpose, audience, thesis, and disciplinary field. Sophisticated transitional sentences often develop one idea from the previous one or identify their logical relations. It guides the reader through the chain of reasoning or progression of ideas. Sentence style fits paper’s audience and purpose. Sentences are varied, yet clearly structured and carefully focused, not long and rambling.

Background  0 to 10 points

Background is supported by two or more references. Content makes some connections between the various factors to create a defensible platform for the current position and recommendations. Overall, the background is comprehensive but could be more professional and/or accessible for the target audience.

11 to 20 points

Content makes comprehensive connections between the various factors to create a thorough platform for the current position and recommendations. Background is highly professional and yet accessible for the target audience.

The Current Position  0 to 15 points

Current position is presented in a manner that demonstrates a clear and complete picture of the situation, with complete connections made between the background account and the listings and plans. Changes in status are identified and supported with literature/references and current status inconsistencies are reported.

16 to 30 points

Current position is presented in a comprehensive manner that demonstrates a clear and complete picture of the situation, including support for key ideas. Changes in status are identified and supported and any inconsistencies or limitations are explained and substantiated. The current position leverages from the background account and sets up a rigorously supported set of recommendations.

Recommendations 0 to 20 points

Recommendations are generally specific, actionable and prioritized. Recommendations are connected strongly to the platform provided in the current position and the picture provided about the issue at hand. The recommendation is justifiable based on the evidence provided.

21 to 40 points

Recommendations are specific, attainable actionable and prioritized. Recommendations are connected strongly and logically from the platform provided in the current position and the picture provided about the issue or idea. Recommendations are justifiable, and demonstrate insight based on overall evidence provided.