Template:Essay Rubric

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Usage

A rubric for essay assessment should be created by copying the template below into the blank article and then filling in the sections. You will probably require more than three rows for criteria. Simply copy and paste the required number of rows before entering specific information.


Blank template with basic parameters

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{| class="wikitable"
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!   !! 4 !! 3 !! 2 !! 1 !! 0
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| '''Content''' ||   ||   ||   ||   || 
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| ''Introduction'' || Highlights main points, without providing details. || Highlights main points, with some details. || Some overview of main points. || Some overview of main points. || Main points not presented.
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| ''Focus/Thesis'' || Thesis is clear, concise and relates to all parts of essay. || Thesis is clear and relates to all parts of essay. || Thesis expressed loosely and relates to all parts of essay. || Thesis unclear and relates to some parts of essay. || Thesis not stated or unrelated.
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| ''Fact base'' || Facts provide effective support.  Consistently detailed.  Excellent variety of sources. || Facts provide substantial support.  Detailed.  Good variety of sources. || Facts provide some support.  Lacking details.  Some variety of sources. || Few facts provided.  Lacking details.  Limited variety of sources. || Few or no facts provided.  No details.  No variety of sources. 
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| ''Depth/Analysis'' || Facts consistently linked to thesis - explanations are effective.  Critical thinking obvious.  Full understanding of topic demonstrated. || Facts generally linked to thesis - explanations are effective.  Needs additional analysis in some places.  Solid understanding of topic demonstrated. || Facts not always linked to thesis.  Need more analysis and explanation.  Developing understanding of topic demonstrated. || Facts rarely linked to thesis.  Needs more analysis and explanation.  Beginning understanding of topic demonstrated. || Facts not linked to thesis.  Lacks analysis and explanation.  No understanding of topic demonstrated.
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| ''Conclusion'' || Properly restates thesis.  Summarises main points, with no new data.  Identifies varied and interesting future applications of knowledge. || Restates thesis.  Summarises main points, with no new data.  Identifies varied applications of knowledge. || Restates thesis, poorly worded.  Unclear summary of main points. Identifies limited applications of knowledge. || Restates thesis, poorly worded.  Unclear summary of main points.  Identifies only one application of knowledge. || Thesis not restated.  No summary of main points.  Identifies no applications of knowledge.
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| '''Style''' ||   ||   ||   ||   ||  
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| ''Spelling and grammar'' || Correct spelling and grammar used throughout.  Displays consistent use of complex sentence structure. || Correct spelling and grammar used almost all of the time.  Some examples of complex sentence structure. || Spelling and grammar consistent - with some errors.  One or two examples of complex sentence structure. || Spelling and grammar consistent - with many errors.  No complex sentence structures. || Spelling and grammar highly inconsistent.  Poor sentence structures. 
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| ''Organisation and flow'' || Topic and concluding sentences show clear links to thesis.  Excellent paragraph structure - demonstrating variation.  Smooth transitions between all paragraphs. || Topic and concluding sentences show clear links to thesis.  Excellent paragraph structure - some variation.  Smooth transitions between most paragraphs. || Topic and concluding sentences show some links to thesis.  Good paragraph structure - demonstrating some variation.  Smooth transitions between most paragraphs. || Topic and concluding sentences show a few links to thesis.  Good paragraph structure - demonstrating no variation.  Smooth transitions between some paragraphs. || Topic and concluding sentences show no links to thesis.  Poor paragraph structure.  Smooth transitions not demonstrated.
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| '''Referencing''' ||   ||   ||   ||   ||  
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| ''In-text citation|| Demonstrates attention to detail - all aspects of formatting are correct every time.  Uses notes to further explain use of source. || Demonstrates attention to detail - all aspects of formatting are correct most times.  Uses some notes to explain use of sources. || Demonstrates developing attention to detail - all aspects of formatting are correct. || Demonstrates beginning attention to detail - some aspects of formatting are correct. || Demonstrates no attention to detail - formatting is consistently incorrect.
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| ''Full citations/Reference list'' || Demonstrates attention to detail - all aspects of formatting are correct every time.  Uses notes to further explain use of source. || Demonstrates attention to detail - all aspects of formatting are correct most times.  Uses some notes to explain use of sources. || Demonstrates developing attention to detail - all aspects of formatting are correct. || Demonstrates beginning attention to detail - some aspects of formatting are correct. || Demonstrates no attention to detail - formatting is consistently incorrect.
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--Beth Kicinski 13:58, 4 June 2012 (EST)

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