Sauk Valley Community College

Humanities 210

Grading Rubric for the Midterm

 

Here is the rubric I will be using to grade your midterm. Please print it off and refer to it often. The grading scale is below the rubric and is based on 70 points.

 

  Yes!!   A   10 Yes, but... B  9 No, but... C  8 No   D-F   6-7
Contents        
Directions/
Required
content
Followed directions with no problem
Included all required content

Mostly followed directions with one or two minor lapses
Everything is there but one or two minor items

Followed some directions but missed several key elements Several items of the required content are missing Followed directions very little or not a all Only one or two (or none) required items included
Organization        
Paragraph Order/ Transitions

Contributes to an effective argument; reinforces the content
Transitions effective and varied

Demonstrates a clear plan
Transitions clear and functional

Some plan is noticeable but is not very clear or very effective
Transitions clumsy or mechanical

Ineffective or inconsistent Random/ Absent

Mechanics        
Sentences

Complete; varied and interesting; no mistakes

Complete and correct; some variety is present

Little variety; some errors

Repetitious; many errors-fragments, run-ons, awkward constructions,etc

Punctuation/
Spelling
Error- free One or two minor errors Errors present but do not interfere with meaning Many errors; careless or distracting; block meaning
Grammar
Error- free One or two minor errors Errors present but do not interfere with meaning Many errors; careless or distracting; block meaning
Research/
Citations
       
Support or Evidence

Detailed; accurate; convincing; 5 or more sources

Sufficient and accurate; 4 sources There but uneven; 2-3 sources

Vague, missing, or inaccurate sources

Works Cited/
Internal Citation
Correct and complete One or two minor errors Several errors Many errors or missing citations

 

64-70 A
57-63 B
50-56 C
43-49 D
42 or fewer F

 

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