Wednesday, November 28, 2018

CH203.1002---Essay #002, Grading Rubric---UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO FALL 2018

CORE HUMANITIES 203.1003 DR. S PASQUALINA   UNIV OF NEVADA, RENO FALL 2018


ESSAY #2: CH203.1002-ESSAY #002--African-American Struggle i…

ABSTRACT: Comparison of two opposing views on the future of the emancipated African-American; the first, Booker T. Washington; the second, W.E.B. DuBois. The essay was graded by TA J Williams; the final score, 9 out of 10. The breakdown of the rubric is below:


1. 2.82
2. 1.88
3. 1.94
4. 1.58
5. 0.80


1.) Thesis  3 points
Excellent (A range: 2.7 – 3 points)
States a clear, persuasive, and complex argument that responds to one of the essay prompts. The thesis is an argumentative interpretation based on the texts being analyzed, meaning it goes beyond a mere observation about the texts. Either in the thesis statement itself or elsewhere in the essay, the stakes of the thesis—why the argument matters, or what we learn from it—are made clear

2.) Concrete Evidence / Support  2 points
Excellent (A range: 1.8 – 2 points)
Includes multiple pieces of relevant concrete evidence from the texts being analyzed (for a written text, this means quotations from the text; for an image, concrete descriptions of parts of the image). The evidence successfully supports the thesis. The evidence is properly cited with parenthetical citations that follow MLA guidelines.

3.) Analysis / Interpretation of Evidence  2 points
Excellent (A range: 1.8 – 2 points)
The textual evidence is thoroughly analyzed. The analysis of the evidence is nuanced, persuasive, and thoroughly supports the thesis. The analysis includes minimal summary, instead focusing on interpretations of the text.

4.) Organization  2 points
Satisfactory (C range: 1.4 – 1.6 points)
Relatively clearly organized, with paragraph divisions and mostly clear topic sentences.

5.) Mechanics & Usage  1 point
Good (B range: 0.8 – 0.9 points)
Few to no grammatical and syntactical errors. Perfectly executed parenthetical citations and Works Cited page, per MLA citation guidelines