Short Story Rubric

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criteria

Outstanding

4 points

Satisfactory

3 points

Emerging

2 points

Unsatisfactory

1 point

Incomplete or Plagiarized

0 points

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

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

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

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

Incomplete or Plagiarized

DEVELOPMENT: The assignment should illustrate careful development of ideas. Characters should evolve logically and their actions should act as responses to previous actions.

The assignment develops ideas carefully. Characters evolve appropriately. Development is performed at an advanced level.

The assignment illustrates an understanding of development, 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 there are lapses in 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

Consistency of Style and Voice: The assignment illustrates a consistency of style and voice. It maintains the voice throughout.

The assignment illustrates an advanced understanding of style and voice. The author maintains the voice at an advanced level.

The assignment usually illustrates an understanding of style and voice. It illustrates a few small inconsistencies in style or voice, but mostly maintains the voice and/or style.

The assignment illustrates a moderate understanding of voice and style, but lapses often.

The voice and style are haphazard. No clear voice and/or style is maintained throughout the piece.

Incomplete or Plagiarized

SOURCE INCORPORATION: This assignment should illustrate familiarity with information gathered through research. There should be no direct quotation or paraphrasing. You should bounce off the information you learn in your research and cite in footnotes.

This assignment illustrates that research has been conducted and that the author is familiar with concepts related to the time period. The information is included masterfully. Sources are cited appropriately at the end.

This assignment illustrates that research has been conducted and that the author is familiar with concepts related to the time period. The information from research is integrated moderately well. Sources are cited appropriately at the end.

This assignment illustrates that research has been conducted and that the author is familiar with concepts related to the time period. The information gathered from research is not integrated smoothly. Sources are usually cited appropriately at the end.

There is no evidence of research. Sources are provided, but not cited appropriately, and it is unclear that the sources were considered.

Incomplete or Plagiarized

Overall Score

Outstanding

18 or more

Satisfactory

13 or more

Emerging

8 or more

Incomplete or Plagiarized

2 or more

Incomplete or Plagiarized

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

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

Incomplete or Plagiarized

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