Final Reflection

Final Reflection

FINAL Reflection Essay Rubric:

CRITERIA

RATINGS

POINTS

ADHERENCE TO ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS – Includes how well you followed the assignment directions, as specified in the course instructions, including the use of academic writing in terms of style and format.

50 pts

SUPERIOR – College level writing and bibliographic style were followed. Additional writing instruction adherence was evident. Proofreading is satisfactory. Student demonstrated college level writing.

40 pts

ABOVE AVERAGE – Follows college level writing guidelines, but is still inconsistent with some of the other expected elements. Attempts to follow the writing instructions were apparent. Proofreading is sufficient, if not exceptional.

30 pts

AVERAGE – Essay is formatted to generally adhere to college level writing guidelines and the writing instructions. There were inconsistencies in the essay, but not enough to detract from the overall quality of the writing and analysis of the topic. Proofreading is adequate.

20 pts

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – Some elements of formatting are evident, but not enough to qualify as academic writing (i.e., ≥4 style and/or formatting errors). Inconsistent adherence to style and writing instructions. Proofreading is insufficient.

10 pts

UNSATISFACTORY – Writing style seems cobbled together and not structured with any particular style; additional writing instructions were not followed. Critical proofreading prior to submission is not apparent.

50

REFLECTION – Includes how effectively your analysis of the reflection topic(s) is conveyed (i.e., Does the essay reflect original thought about the reflection topic(s)? Did you demonstrate how well you grasped the assignment’s intentions?)

50 pts

SUPERIOR – Virtually all of the salient points were presented in a logical manner, with sufficient explanation for the reader. Did a good job of prioritizing the points, as to their relevance to the overall topic, with care to follow the specified format. Original insights on the assignments points were offered without providing an unnecessary text.

40 pts

ABOVE AVERAGE – Salient points were addressed and in a logical manner. Writing was clear and concise. Summary and conclusions tied the essay together.

30 pts

AVERAGE – Salient points were presented in the essay. The reflection of the salient points was present, but inconsistent. The overall consistency was not very thorough, but the writing did demonstrate the relevance of the topic.

20 pts

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – Salient points within the assigned topic were mentioned, but often not developed in any consistent or logical manner. The reader was frequently left to guess what the point, in fact, was. There was coverage of the topic in the essay, but logical flow was sometimes missing or inconsistent.

10 pts

UNSATISFACTORY – There was little consistent reflection of the assigned topic or the points within it. Consisted of an assortment of seemingly unrelated facts and opinions, with no real flow or order to them.

50

COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTION – Includes how well the essay is written (i.e., Are the rules of grammar, mechanics and composition followed? How well does it “hold together” [includes proper transitions and an appropriate flow]? Is the essay coherent?).

40 pts

SUPERIOR – Well written, using the rules of composition and construction. It read easily and there was no distraction from the mechanics. It was obvious that the essay was critically and carefully proofread.

32 pts

ABOVE AVERAGE – The text flows well and is logically constructed, so that it progresses from point to point and is easy for the reader to follow. Less than three (<3) minor errors to be corrected.

28 pts

AVERAGE – Mechanics are acceptable, with 3-4 errors in grammar, syntax, and/or textual composition. The text flows well, with only a few errors (e.g., weak transitions, awkward sentence structure, overuse of passive voice, etc.) affecting the readability of the essay.

24 pts

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – Mechanics interfere with the flow and readability of the essay, but it is possible to read it and gain a general understanding of the assigned topic. Too many grammatical and syntax errors and problems for a college level writing.

10 pts

UNSATISFACTORY – Writing mechanics made it difficult to focus on the content of the essay. There seemed to be no logical progression from one point to another or an overall theme to the essay. A casual reader would find it difficult to tell someone else what the essay was about.

40

PRINCIPLE POINTS – Includes how well you identified the principle points of the reflection topic(s) (i.e., Did you mention the salient points of the assignment? Were each of your points developed adequately?

30 pts

SUPERIOR – Not only incorporated the salient/significant issues/points in the assigned work(s), but also added unique perspectives/insights on those points. Complimented the reflection topic and made it interesting for the reader.

24 pts

ABOVE AVERAGE – Incorporated the salient point/features of the assigned work and added some interpretation, insights, and interesting treatments of the material.

18 pts

AVERAGE – Mentioned most or all of the salient points, but provided little to no interpretation of them. The essay was primarily a point-by-point outline or overview of the assigned material, with no distinctive or significant treatment of the material.

12 pts

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – Mentioned several of the salient points, but neglected some important ones too. The treatment of principle points is spotty, which inhibits the logical flow of the essay.

6 pts

UNSATISFACTORY – There is little to no indication that the writer understands or was able to identify what was important in the assigned work. No central theme or flow emerged in the writing.

35