Grading Rubric for Short Writing Assignments
ENGL 4165, Spring 2012
A: Outstanding argument – sophisticated analysis showing independent thought, with nuanced and persuasive illustrations; few, if any, grammar errors.
B: Very good argument – insightful analysis with persuasive illustrations; generally good grammar.
C: Adequate argument – logical analysis with sufficient illustrations; follows the mechanical conventions of college writing without confusion or distracting patterns of error.
D: Inadequate response – may be illogical, confusing, simplistic, or lacking sufficient illustration.
F: Unclear; fragmentary; or confused in its understanding of the text.