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-Spelling and word use is correct
-Avoids repeating words, verbs in particular
-Uses domains specific academic vocabulary without feeling forced or interfering with readability
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSentence/Syntax
-Avoids run on sentences
-Avoids nested clauses
-Variety of sentence structures
-Uses novel metaphors or similes where appropriate
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDiscourse
-Paragraphs and product as a whole have an argument or a point, moves beyond narrative and employs analysis and reflection.
-Backs up claims with evidence
-Avoids passive voice
-Write about specifics, not generalizations
-Employs dialectical discourse
-Has a strong authorial voice
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent
-Content indicates accurate understanding of course material
-Content synthesizes and applies course materials to the topic of the essay.
-Content makes connections to materials outside of the course, including readings from other courses or literature reviews conducted by students.
-Content is exceptional or impressive.*
*Some examples of exceptional work include:
-Instructor learns something new
-Connects to personal story authentically
-Creates a novel argument or perspective on topic
-Is enjoyable to view or read, entertaining and interesting while maintaining professionalism
Total Points: 25
Format: APA, 12 pt font, times new roman