ENN543 Assignment 1: Rubric

ENN543 Assignment 1: Rubric
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How will my work be graded?
Your responses to questions will be marked using the rubric set out below. This rubric is inspired by
the grade profiles presented by Paul et al. (2014).
In calculating your overall grade, questions will be weighted as indicated in the question headings.
Passing grades
Grade 7 work…
…shows excellence overall, no major weaknesses.
 This level of work implies excellence in thinking and application of theory and techniques.
 It is on the whole clear, precise and well-reasoned, though with occasional lapses into weak
reasons.
 Terms and distinctions are used effectively.
 In the work, the student
o usually analyses the problem clearly and precisely,
o usually formulates information clearly,
o usually presents visualisations in a clear, easy to interpret format,
o usually distinguishes the relevant from the irrelevant,
o usually recognises key questionable assumptions,
o usually clarifies key concepts effectively,
o typically uses language in keeping with educated usage.
Grade 6 work…
…demonstrates more strength than weaknesses and is more consistent in high-level performance
than grade 5 work. It has some distinctive weaknesses, though no major ones
 This level of work implies sound thinking and application of theory and techniques.
 Work at this level is, on the whole, clear, precise, and well-reasoned, though with occasional
lapses into weak reasoning.
 On the whole, terms and distinctions are used effectively.
 In the work, the student
o sometimes analyses issues clearly and precisely,
o sometimes formulates information clearly,
o sometimes presents visualisations in a clear, easy to interpret format,
o sometimes distinguishes the relevant from irrelevant,
o sometimes recognises key questionable assumptions,
o sometimes clarifies key concepts effectively,
o typically uses language in keeping with educated usage.
Grade 5 work…
… demonstrates more than a minimal level of skill, but it is also highly inconsistent, with as many
weaknesses as strengths.
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 This level of work implies mixed thinking and performance in the application of theory and
techniques.
 There are more than occasional lapses in reasoning.
 Though terms and distinctions are sometimes used effectively, sometimes they are used
quite ineffectively.
 In this work, the student only occasionally
o analyses issues clearly and precisely,
o formulates information clearly,
o presents visualisations in a clear, easy to interpret format,
o clarifies key concepts effectively,
o uses language in keeping with educated usage.
 In this work, the student sometimes seems to be simply going through the motions of the
assignment, carrying out the form without getting into the spirit of it.
 On the whole, work at this level shows only modest and inconsistent reasoning and
problem-solving skills relating to the subject content, and sometimes displays weak
reasoning and problem-solving skills
Grade 4 work…
… Demonstrates only a minimal level of understanding and skill in the subject
 This level of work implies poor thinking and performance in performance in the application
of theory and techniques.
 On the whole, the work suggests the student is trying to get through the assignment by
means of wrote recall, attempting to acquire knowledge by memorisation rather than
through comprehension and understanding.
 Often, it seems that the student is merely going through the motions of the assignment,
carrying out the form without getting into the spirit of it.
 In this work, the student
o rarely analyses issues clearly and precisely,
o almost never formulates information clearly,
o rarely presents visualisations in a clear, easy to interpret format,
o rarely distinguishes the relevant from the irrelevant,
o rarely recognises key questionable assumptions,
o almost never clarifies key concepts effectively,
o frequently fails to use language in keeping with educated usage.
 Work at this level does not show good reasoning or problem-solving skills, and frequently
displays poor reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Failing grades
Grade 3 work…
…demonstrates a pattern of unskilled thinking
 The work suggests that the student is trying to get through the assessment by means of
wrote recall, attempting to acquire knowledge by memorisation rather than through
comprehension and understanding.
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 Work at this level, on close examination, typically reveals characteristics including that the
student does not understand the basic nature of what it means to think within the context
of the assessment, and in any case does not display the thinking skills and abilities which is
at the heart of the assessment.
 The work is vague, imprecise, and unreasoned.
 The work suggests the student is simply going through the motions without really putting
any significant effort into thinking through the questions.
 The work suggests the student is
o not analysing issues clearly,
o not formulating information or visualisations clearly,
o not accurately distinguishing the relevant from the irrelevant,
o not identifying key questionable assumptions,
o not clarifying key concepts,
o not reasoning carefully from clearly stated premises.
 The work does not display discernible reasoning and problem-solving skills
Grade 2/1 work…
…demonstrates a pattern of unskilled thinking and fails to do the required work.