WA2 Phase 1

WA2 Phase 1

Writing Assignment (WA) Rubric – Introduction for WA2 Phase 1

After reading each text, you will be required to:

1.     Write a response essay addressing a specific WA prompt.

2.     Apply your knowledge of the texts and essay organization to your WAs.

3.     Reflect upon the applicability of the new concepts you learn to your academic career.

 

Your instructor(s) will also provide you with thorough feedback and additional comments on your work, which will allow you to revise it and submit a Revised version per WA phase (i.e., Phase 1: Introduction; Phase 2: BP1 & BP2; and Phase 3: Conclusion).

 

The grading criteria for what is expected of your writing piece for Phase 1 (e.g., Introduction, Work Cited, MLA) is detailed below.

Introduction – Deductions

Up to

·       The Introduction was not clearly and specifically related to the prompt.

·       The Hook was unrelated to the topic and/or too general/too specific.

·       The Introduction was not well-structured, and/or it lacked relevant summary information related to the prompt.

·       There were not enough MMSSs, they were not related to the topic, and/or lacked introductory details.

-25 pts.

·       A solid THS was not the last sentence of the introduction paragraph.

·       The THS did not have an appropriately narrow topic and/or point of view that connected directly to BOTH questions of the prompt.

·       There was no THS, and/or it did not include key words from the prompt.

-10 pts.

Grammar, Punctuation, & Vocabulary – Deductions

Up to

Grammar

Major areas

·       The essay response did not show evident proofreading in major correction areas which impede readers’ understanding including, but not limited to articles (ART.), punctuation (P): run-on sentences/comma splices, pronouns (PRO), verb tense accuracy (VT), verb tense shift (VTS), subject-verb agreement (SVA), voice shift (VS), parallel structure (PS), sentence level word order (SVO), etc.

-5 pts.

Grammar

Minor areas

·       The essay response did not show evident proofreading in minor correction areas including, but not limited to spelling, capitalization, prepositions, and possessive forms.

– 5 pts.

Transitions

·       There were no or few appropriate transition words, which affected the flow and the connection of ideas of the essay.

-3 pts.

Vocabulary

·       The essay response failed to use proper and varied academic language and vocabulary, and your essay had instances of slang, abbreviations, informal words, and informal expressions throughout the whole essay.

-2 pts.

MLA – Deductions Only

Up to

All MLA

·       There was no Last Name, Page Number, and/or incorrect formatting (e.g., Font, Size, Spacing)

·       There was no Personal Info, Title and/or incorrect formatting (e.g., Font, Size, Spacing)

·       There was no Works Cited page and/or incorrect formatting (e.g., Font, Size, Spacing)

-5 pts.

 

-5 pts.

 

-5 pts.

Total

 

-50 pts.

 

Additional Deductions & Information – Turnitin, Unrelated Internet sources, MLA

Failure to follow the guidelines below will result in severe overall point deduction.

·       Instances of plagiarism will be taken seriously.

·       If you have a high Turnitin similarity report, your case will be analyzed individually.

·       High similarity due to copying from (external) online sources, excessive DQs, or any other unforeseen plagiarism event will result in a zero or significant point deduction for the assignment.

·       It is the student’s responsibility to understand plagiarism and how to avoid it. 

·       Please see our course Syllabus for a full explanation of the academic integrity rules.

·       Recommendation to the Office of Student Conduct for plagiarism issues might be advised.

Overall Citation Deductions

Up to

·       More than 30 words were directly quoted with or without quotation marks from an unrelated online source that is not in the Works Cited page of the essay.

-10 pts.

·       Up to 30 words were directly quoted with or without quotation marks from an unrelated online source that is not in the Works Cited page of the essay.

-10 pts.

·       Quoted text of 30 words or fewer did not have correct “  ” quotation marks or there was inadequate in-text citation.

-10 pts.

·       More than 30 words of the essay were directly quoted from the text with in-text citation and “ ” quotation marks.

-10 pts.

Late Submission or No submission Policies

·       No submission for no valid reason will receive a zero.

·       Late submissions for no valid reason will not be accepted or will be analyzed individually.

·       Late submissions for no valid reason might be accepted with a deduction of 30% of the initial assignment value upon discussion with the Academic Director and EAP II team.

·       Any other specific cases will be decided on an individual basis.