Southwestern Illinois College

Writing Assessment Rubric

 

1.The writing connects with the audience through quality of thought.††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††† Rating: ______

 

a.The main purpose of the writing is clear and worthwhile.

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b. The writer demonstrates thorough understanding of the subject.

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c. The work includes convincing evidence and/or examples to support all conclusions.

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d.The writer anticipates and addresses potential concerns of the audience.

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2.The writing connects with the audience through purposeful structure.††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† Rating: ______

 

a.The introduction orients readers to the main subject being discussed.

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b. The writing moves from one idea to the next effectively.

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c. All parts of the work relate to each other and to the main idea.

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d.The work concludes in an effective manner.

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3. The writing connects with the audience through appropriate style/expression.††††††††††††† †††††††††† Rating: ______

 

a.The style holds the readerís interest.

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b. The tone is appropriate to the audience and purpose.

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c.The writing is clear and avoids vague, empty, or ambiguous statements.

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d.The vocabulary and sentence structure are appropriate for the audience and purpose.

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4.The writing connects with the audience through appropriate conventions.†††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† Rating: ______

 

a.The work is edited for correct spelling.

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b. The work is edited for correct grammar and mechanics.

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c.The writer effectively integrates and cites source material where necessary.

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d.The writer addresses the particulars of the assignment and follows directions.

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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Overall Rating for the Paper (0, 1, 2 or 3): ______