due mon

Evaluative Essay 2 Grading Rubric
Criteria Levels of Achievement
Content 70% Advanced 90-100% (A) Proficient 70-89% (B-C) Developing 1-69% (< D) Not present
Analysis
30 points 30 to27 points
o Thesis statement provides a clear, strong analysis, responding to the topic prompt.
o Paper demonstrates exceptional critical thinking skills. 
o Logical presentation of information, body supports the thesis statement.
26 to 21 points
o Thesis statement is clear but could be stronger.
o Paper demonstrates good critical thinking skills.
o Logical presentation with good connections, but could be stronger.
OR
o Thesis statement does not provide a clear analysis.
o OR Thesis statement is evident but misplaced (located somewhere other than the end of the introduction).
o Evidence of critical thinking skills, but analysis could be stronger or more evident.
o Weak logic, or missing connections.
20 to 1 points
o Missing thesis statement.
o Focus of paper is more informative than analytical, with details focusing on the what rather than the why or how.
0 points
o Does not meet minimum requirements for the assignment.

**See instructor feedback for specifics.

Support 
30 points 30 to 27 points
o Draws from assigned sources for supporting details.
o Provides specific, detailed support.
o Clear connections are made throughout the writing to show how supporting documents prove the main argument.
o No outside sources were consulted or used.
26 to 21 points
o Draws from assigned sources for supporting details, but support could be more specific.
o Connections are made between supporting details and main argument, but these could be more clear.
OR
o Supporting details are provided but connections are largely missing between the supporting details and the main argument.
20 to 1 points
o To include any of the following:

o Supporting details drawn primarily from textbook/lectures, instead of assigned sources.
o OR
o Supporting details merely informative and do not show clear connection to the thesis.
o OR
o Outside sources used in support.
0 points
o Does not meet minimum requirements for the assignment.

**See instructor feedback for specifics.

Biblical Evaluation
10 points 10 to 9 points
o Clear, Biblical evaluation provided, drawing from specific Scripture for support.
8 to 7 points
o Biblical evaluation is evident, and some use of Scripture is given for support.
OR
o Attempt at Biblical evaluation is provided, but support could be stronger.
6 to 1 points
o Christian worldview is evident in the writing, and some examples or details may be given, but a specific Biblical evaluation is not evident/clear.
o No Scriptural support
o OR
o Scripture included but connections to evaluation are not evident.
o 0 points
o Does not meet minimum requirements for the assignment.

**See instructor feedback for specifics.

Structure 30% Advanced 90-100% (A) Proficient 70-89% (B-C) Developing 1-69% (< D) Not present
Paper Organization
15 points 15 to14 points
o Paper includes a clear and strong introduction, body and conclusion.
o No errors in paragraph unity, development or transitions.
13 to 11 points
o Essay format is evident, but either introduction or conclusion is weak.
o Minor errors only in paragraph unity/development.
o Transitions could be stronger.
OR
o Missing either introduction or conclusion.
o Major errors in paragraph unity or development
o Missing or weak transitions.
10 to 1 points
o Missing both introduction and conclusion.
o Errors in paragraph unity/development, or transitions make it difficult to understand the main argument of the post.
0 points
o Does not meet minimum requirements for the assignment.

**See instructor feedback for specifics.

Grammar and Format
15 points 15 to 14  points
o Follows Turabian Notes-Bibliography style formatting with no errors. This includes margins, 12 point Times New Roman font, spacing, pagination and footnotes.
o Shows clarity of language.
o No errors in grammar, diction, usage, phraseology, or sentence structure.
o Within the required word count limit. (750-1100) 13 to 11 points
o To include any of the following:

o Minor errors in formatting.
o Minor errors in clarity, grammar, diction, usage, phraseology or sentence structure.
o Minor errors in word count.
OR
o To include any of the following:

o Major errors in formatting.
o Major errors in clarity, grammar, diction, usage, phraseology or sentence structure.
o Major errors in word count requirements.
10 to 1 points

o Formatted using a different guide than Turabian. (For example, MLA or APA)
o Errors in clarity, grammar, diction, etc. are major enough to detract from overall understanding of the writing
o OR
More than 100 words over/under required word count limitations.
0 points
o Does not meet minimum requirements for the assignment.

**See instructor feedback for specifics.