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RubricforETHC101capstoneessayspring2018

ETHC 101 Capstone Essay Grading Rubric Criteria Levels of Achievement Structure 60 pts. Advanced Proficient Developing Not present Length 15 pts. 15 points Meets length requirement: 2100-2400 words (including footnotes, title page, table of contents, and bibliography). 10 to 14 points Word count exceeds 2400. 1 to 9 points Word count is less than 2100 words. 0 points Document is blank Components 15 pts. 15 points Contains a title page, table of contents, footnotes, and bibliography. 10 to 14 points Some required components missing. 1 to 9 points Many required components missing. 0 points All required components are missing. Format 15 pts. 15 points Body of paper is double-spaced with 1-inch margins and 12 pt. Times New Roman font; footnotes are single-spaced 10pt. Times New Roman; footnotes and bibliography are formatted according to Turabian. 10 to 14 points Some degree of deviation from the proscribed format. 1 to 9 points Considerable deviation from the proscribed format. 0 points Complete deviation from the proscribed format. Proofreading 15 pts. 15 points Free of grammatical, syntactical, punctuation, spelling, and other such errors. 10 or 14 points Some grammatical, syntactical, punctuation, spelling, and other such errors. 1 to 9 points Many grammatical, syntactical, punctuation, spelling, and other such errors. 0 points Pervasive grammatical, syntactical, punctuation, spelling, and other such errors. Content 140 pts. Advanced Proficient Developing Not present Thesis Statement 20 pts. 19 to 20 points First paragraph includes a thesis statement and final paragraph(s) reflect accomplishment of the thesis. 14 to 18 points Contains something that is close to a proper thesis statement and the conclusion basically reflects its accomplishment. 1 to 13 points Thesis statement is unclear and conclusion does not clearly reflect its accomplishment. 0 points No thesis statement and conclusion is unconnected to any thesis Style 30 pts. 27 to 30 points Appropriately academic style of writing, free of slang, informalities, sermonizing, anecdotes, etc. 21 to 26 points Occasional lapses from academic style, such as slang, informalities, sermonizing, anecdotes, etc. 1 to 20 points Frequent lapses from academic style, such as slang, informalities, sermonizing, anecdotes, etc. 0 points Style is completely non-academic Tone 30 pts. 27 to 30 points Appropriately philosophical tone: obvious care for objectivity and respectful consideration of multiple perspectives; nuanced and insightful discussion of positions and arguments. 21 to 26 points Occasional lapses into subjectivity; some one-sidedness;  positions and arguments are painted with a broad brush, etc. 1 to 20 points Many lapses into subjectivity; consistent one-sidedness;  positions and arguments lack detail and nuance, etc. 0 points No attempt at writing with a philosophical tone. Understanding 30 pts. 27 to 30 points Discussion reflects detailed knowledge of the issues in metaethics taught in the course and very appropriate application of this knowledge to the applied ethics issue selected. 21 to 26 points Discussion reflects some knowledge of the issues in metaethics taught in the course and a reasonable attempt to apply this knowledge to a selected issue in applied ethics. 1 to 20 points Discussion reflects some but not much knowledge of metaethical issues, perhaps with some minor confusion, and some attempt to apply this to the chosen issue. 0 points Discussion reflects no knowledge of the metaethical issues taught in the course. Argument 30 pts. 27 to 30 points Argumentation is logical (free of fallacies, including appeal to emotion). 21 to 26 points Argument is basically logical, though with some appeal to emotion, unsupported assertions, or other similar issues. 1 to 20 points Argument falls short of being logical by committing multiple fallacies, appealing to emotion, making unsupported assertions, or other problems of this sort. 0 points No argument is present

RubricforETHC101capstoneessayspring2018