Rubric

ENG 123 M9 Writing Assignment Rubric
ENG 123 M9 Writing Assignment Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts

Problem-Solution Pattern (5%) – Paper correctly follows the Problem-Solution pattern of organization.

5 pts

Introduction (5%) – Introduction is engaging and piques interest; only necessary background information is provided.

5 pts

Thesis (5%) – Thesis statement takes a clear, focused position and is the last sentence of the introduction.

5 pts

Body: Problem Definition (10%) – The extent and causes of the problem are clearly defined and explained.

10 pts

Body: Explanation of Why Problem Needs Solving (10%) – Importance of solving the problem and/or ramifications of ignoring the problem are clearly explained.

10 pts

Body: Detailing of Potential Solutions (10%) – Adequate and accurate potential solutions are considered.

10 pts

Body: Discussion of Best Solution (10%) – Reasons for selecting a solution are coherent and well-supported.

10 pts

Body: Possible Objection Refuted (5%) – At least one possible objection is clearly explained and refuted.

5 pts

Conclusion (10%) – Conclusion provides a strong ending.

10 pts

APA: Reference List (10%) – At least four sources are used in references; all sources are properly formatted; all cited sources are included.

10 pts

APA: In-text Citation (10%) – Four different sources are cited in the paper; all in-text citations are formatted correctly.

10 pts

Grammar, Punctuation, Organization, Word Range (10%) – Writing is well organized and free of grammar and punctuation errors; assignment is within the word range.

10 pts
Total Points: 100