Exemplary

 

Proficient

 

Developing

 

Beginning

 

Inadequate

 

Comprehension of Assignment

(22% of grade)

Drop down menu: 22-20 pts

 

The essay explores the rhetorical choices the student makes in at least two dimensions (appearance, living space, social media activities, shopping activities, and social groups). Exceptional details and supporting evidence are given to illustrate these dimensions.

 

Drop down menu: 19-18 pts

 

The essay explores the rhetorical choices the student makes in at least two dimension. Sufficient details or supporting evidence are given.

 

Drop down menu: 17-15 pts.

 

The essay explores the rhetorical choices the student makes in at least two dimension.  Minimal details or supporting evidence are given.

Drop down menu: 14-13 pts.

 

The essay explores the rhetorical choices in only one dimension or two dimensions are identified but not developed. Details and supporting evidence are scarce or missing.

 

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12-0 pts

 

The essay does not explore rhetorical choices in any of the dimensions or makes only a cursory effort to do so. Details and supporting evidence are missing.

 

Application of Course Knowledge and Content

(22% of grade)

Drop down menu: 22-20 pts

 

The writer provides an effective analysis of the choices he or she makes and how he or she wants an audience to respond.

 

Drop down menu: 19-18 pts

 

The writer provides sufficient analysis of the choices he or she makes and how he or she wants an audience to respond.

 

Drop down menu: 17-15 pts

 

The writer provides minimal analysis of the choices he or she makes and how he or she wants an audience to respond.

 

Drop down menu: 14-13 pts.

 

The writer provides insufficient awareness of personal choices and how they affect an audience.

 

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12-0 pts

 

The writer does not analyze personal choices or their intended effect on an audience.

Organization of Ideas

(22% of grade)

Drop down menu: 22-20 pts

 

Organization is coherent with appropriate transitions between and within paragraphs to create a cohesive whole.

 

Drop down menu: 19-18 pts

 

The essay generally maintains its focus and demonstrates a sense of purpose, tone, and audience. Organization is generally clear with transitions between paragraphs.

Drop down menu: 17-15 pts

 

Organization is clear enough to follow.

 

Drop down menu: 14-13 pts

 

The essay demonstrates significant problems in one or more the following areas: unclear focus, lack of organization, weak controlling idea, and redundancy Style and tone may be inappropriate for the audience. Writing demonstrates weak control of language.

 

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12-0 pts

 

The essay demonstrates significant problems that make the writer’s ideas difficult to follow and lacks focus and organization. Style and tone are inappropriate for the audience.

 

Writing Skills

(22% of grade)

Drop down menu: 22-20 pts s

 

Word choice is precise, sentences are varied, and grammatical errors are rare or absent.

 

Drop down menu: 19-18 pts

 

A competency with language is apparent. Word choice is appropriate and sentences are sometimes varied. Some errors in sentence structure, usage, and mechanics are present.

 

Drop down menu: 17-15 pts.

 

A limited control of language is apparent. Word choice is imprecise and sentences may be poorly constructed or confusing. Errors in sentence structure, usage, and mechanics are present.

 

Drop down menu: 14-13 pts

 

A pattern of errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics significantly interferes with meaning.

 

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12-0 pts

 

Writing demonstrates poor control of language. Errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics are pervasive and obstruct meaning.

 

Presentation (10% of grade)

Drop down menu: 12-11 pts

 

Exceptional use of APA formatting (one-inch margins, double spaced, page numbers at top right, and title page).

 

Drop down menu: 10-9 pts

 

Competent use of APA formatting. Errors are rare or absent.

 

Drop down menu: 8 pts.

 

Some effort to use APA formatting. Some of the requirements are not followed, or some errors are evident.

 

Drop down menu: 7 pts.

 

Marginal effort to use APA formatting. Most of the requirements are missing, or several errors are evident.

 

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6-0 pts

 

Little or no effort to use APA formatting.

 

Total: 100 pts.