Unit 3 Reflection Essay

Unit 3 Reflection Essay

 

 

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. 25 pts SUPERIOR – College level writing and bibliographic style were followed. Additional writing instruction adherence was evident. Proofreading is satisfactory. Student demonstrate d college level writing. 20 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. Proofreadin g is sufficient, if not exceptional. 15 pts AVERAGE – Essay is formatted to generally adhere to college level writing guidelines and the writing instructions. There were inconsistenci es in the essay, but not enough to detract from the overall quality of the writing and analysis of the topic. Proofreading is adequate. 10 pts NEEDS IMPROVEME NT – 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. 5 pts UNSATISFACT ORY – 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. 25 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?) 25 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 20 pts ABOVE AVERAGE – Salient points were addressed and in a logical manner. Writing was clear and concise. Summary and conclusions tied the essay together. 15 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. 10 pts NEEDS IMPROVEME NT – 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. 5 pts UNSATISFACTO RY – 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. 25 unnecessary text. COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTIO N – 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?). 15 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. 12 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. 9 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. 6 pts NEEDS IMPROVEME NT – 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. 3 pts UNSATISFACTO RY – 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. 15 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? 10 pts SUPERIOR – Not only incorporated the salient/signific ant issues/points in the assigned work(s), but also added unique perspectives/i nsights on those points. Complimente d the reflection topic and made it interesting for the reader. 8 pts ABOVE AVERAGE – Incorporated the salient point/feature s of the assigned work and added some interpretatio n, insights, and interesting treatments of the material. 6 pts AVERAGE – Mentioned most or all of the salient points, but provided little to no interpretation of them. The essay was primarily a point-bypoint outline or overview of the assigned material, with no distinctive or significant treatment of the material. 4 pts NEEDS IMPROVEME NT – 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. 2 pts UNSATISFACTO RY – 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. 10