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Scaled Analytical Rubric

The following grade sheet was used by Dr. Susan Schorn for giving final grades on short papers in a rhetoric class. General performance descriptors are scaled to the point range for each criterion. The criteria on this grade sheet are not described here, but they map to more extensive criteria students received in the course syllabus and paper assignment. The printed version of this rubric leaves some space under each criterion for instructor comments. Students are also advised to consult the draft itself for additional comments.

Grade & Comments

unacceptable: 0-4
weak: 5-9
satisfactory: 10-14
outstanding: 15-20

  1. Argumentation (___/20)
  2. Organization (___/20)
  3. Evidence and Sources (___/20)
  4. Mechanics (___/20)
  5. Writing Process (engagement and development through each stage) (___/20)

Deductions for late drafts: ____

Final grade: ____