Analysis Essay Rubric

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criteria

Outstanding

4 points

Satisfactory

3 points

Emerging

2 points

Unsatisfactory

1 point

Incomplete or Plagiarized

0 points

CONTEXT: The assignment should be connected clearly with the text. It should illustrate a firm grasp of the ideas within the text and the relationships between the characters and their world, time period and culture.

This paper illustrates an understanding of the context both within the text and outside the text at an advanced level.

This paper illustrates an understanding of the context both with in the text and outside the text, but it sometimes fails to make key connections associated with the context.

This paper only occasionally illustrates an understanding of the context, and it doesn’t make key connections associated with the context.

This paper does not consider the context of the text. Or, the contextual information is incorrect.

Incomplete or Plagiarized

ANALYSIS: This assignment should illustrate a clear understanding of the text from multiple angles. It should break a large issue into its parts and examines them in to see how they relate back to the whole.

This paper illustrates an understanding of the text from multiple angels, and the work is analyzed at an advanced level.

This paper illustrates an understanding of the text from multiple angels, but does not quite make a connection between the parts and the whole.

This paper illustrates a cursory understanding of the text, but it does not consistently consider multiple angles or the connection between the parts and the whole.

This paper does not illustrate an understanding of the text and does not consider the connection between the parts and the whole.

Incomplete or Plagiarized

DEVELOPMENT: The assignment should illustrate careful development of ideas. It should include topics that are supported by sufficient evidence to support the main idea. Each idea in the assignment should be related to a clear thesis.

The assignment develops ideas carefully and the ideas presented are supported with sufficient evidence. Development is performed at an advanced level.

The assignment illustrates an understanding of development and often ideas are developed appropriately, but the development lapses in places leaving holes in the logic.

The assignment illustrates a moderate understanding of development but does not develop ideas consistently and often leaves holes in the logic.

The assignment is not developed properly. Ideas are not explained thoroughly and there are lapse in logic.

Incomplete or Plagiarized

ARRANGEMENT: This assignment should illustrate consideration of idea order. Ideas should be arranged in a manner that logically prepares the audience for the ideas that will follow. Movement between ideas should be steady and easily followed.

This assignment is arranged appropriately. One idea follows into the next in a logical manner and arrangement reflects an advanced understanding of structure.

This assignment is often arranged appropriately, but sometimes there are lapses in movement between one idea and the next causing the development of ideas to seem unsteady.

The assignment is sometimes arranged appropriately, but there are often lapses in movement between ideas causing severe breaks in the train of thought.

This assignment is not arranged appropriately. The ideas seem disconnected and it jumps from one idea to the next without preparation.

Incomplete or Plagiarized

SOURCE INCORPORATION: This assignment should include references to outside sources. They should reflect the best available information on the subject and should be used wisely though out to support ideas. The sources should also be cited appropriately.

This assignment presents sources appropriately. The sources are well chosen and used to support the ideas at an advanced level. They are cited appropriately throughout.

The assignment presents sources appropriately. The sources are well chosen and used to support the ideas, but they could be used more effectively in places. They are cited appropriately throughout.

The assignment presents sources, but they are not presented appropriately. The sources are sometimes well chosen, but they are not always used to the best advantage. The sources are mostly cited appropriately.

The assignment presents sources, but they are not presented appropriately. The sources are not well chosen and they are not used in an effective manner. The sources are not cited appropriately.

Incomplete or Plagiarized

Overall Score

Outstanding

18 or more

Emerging

12 or more

Satisfactory

8 or more

Level 2

3 or more

Level 1

0 or more

This assignment is outstanding.  It largely reflects skillful completion of the project and high order thinking.  It is an exceptional representation of the requirements of the assignment.

This assignment is emerging.  It meets some of the expectations for the project, but in some areas the material presented may be emerging, unsatisfactory or incomplete.

This assignment is satisfactory. It reflects satisfactory work on the assignment and is generally more competent and skillfully constructed than emerging work.

This assignment was missing several key elements and the material submitted is either unsatisfactory or incomplete.

Incomplete or Plagiarized

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