HIST 310: The American Military Experience

HIST 310: The American Military Experience

Dr. Christopher T. Dague

Rubric for Formal Writing Prompts/Questions

Weeks Three and Six

Criteria Exemplary Above Average Adequate Inadequate
Focus, Organization, Support, and Elaboration – 7 7 Main points well developed with high quality and quantity support. Reveals high degree of critical thinking. 6 Main points well developed with quality supporting details and quantity. Critical thinking is weaved into points. 5 Main points are present with limited detail and development. Some critical thinking is present. 4-below Main points lack detailed development. Ideas are vague with little evidence of critical thinking.
Styles and Conventions – 3 3 Writing is free of distracting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors; absent of fragments, comma splices, and run-ons. 2.5 Writing has a few spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors allowing reader to follow ideas clearly. Very few fragments or run-ons. 2 Most spelling, punctuation, and grammar correct, allowing reader to progress through essay. Some errors remain. 1-below Spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors create distraction, making reading difficult; fragments, comma splices, run-ons evident. Errors are frequent.