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Scaled Analytic Rubric

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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. Note that space is left under each criterion for instructor comments.

Grade & Comments

The scoring scale for this paper is derived from the specific criteria given in the written assignment, and from the general criteria listed in the Student Guide to First-Year Writing. Please consult your paper draft for additional comments.

Grading Scale for All Categories

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: ____