Rubric for out of-class writing

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Rubric for out of-class writing

  1. 1. 78 Appendix L Rubric for Out-of-class WritingPassingMain idea is clear, containing a single claim.Development: The writer uses plenty of specific details and examples to support, prove,or illustrate the claim in the main idea.Coherence: The writer uses transitions to link ideas together smoothly, clearly, andlogically.Clarity: Generally, the writing is clear.Unity: Every, or nearly, every detail helps the writer prove, support, or illustrate thecentral idea.The writer varies his/her sentences and sentence patterns to some degree.There might be some errors in mechanics, usage, punctuation, and spelling, but generallythey do not impede meaning.Nearly PassingMain idea is generally clear, but the claim might be vague or might contain more than asingle claim.Development: The writer uses some specific details, but not enough to adequately prove,support, or illustrate the central idea.Coherence: The writer uses some transitions, but they might not always be logicalconnectors.Clarity: There are instances in which meaning is obscured.Unity: Most of the details help the writer prove, support, or illustrate the central idea,although there are enough problems with unity to prevent the piece of writing from beingsuccessfulThe writer shows little understanding of sentence variety and sentences are repetitive andformed the same way.There are some errors in mechanics, usage, punctuation, and spelling and these mightimpede meaning.Not PassingMain idea might be unclear, missing, or contain multiple claims or no claimsDevelopment: The writer uses few if any specific details and examples, so the centralidea, if present, is not adequately developed.Coherence: The writer fails to use transitions, or if he/she does, they are often not logicalconnectors.Clarity: The writing is, too often, unclear; it is often hard to discern the writer’s meaning.Unity: There is little, if any, unity in the writing
  2. 2. 79The writer makes little, if any, attempt to use different types of sentences or vary his/hersentence patterns.There are persistent and significant errors with mechanics, usage, punctuation, andspelling, and these generally impede meaning.

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