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Summer Reading Assignment Rubric: Fall 2020

All incoming Honors first-year students complete the Summer Reading Assignment as their first assignment for their Honors 298o class. You can find this year's Summer Reading Assignment here, and the rubric for that assignment below.

Please note: this assignment will be graded out of a total of up to 200 points.

Grading Criteria

Content (80 possible points)

  • Grade of A: original ideas, complex concepts, compelling evidence with concrete details.
  • Grade of B: complex concepts, significant assertions, strong evidence with concrete details.
  • Grade of C: useful and informative, some errors but generally factually accurate, logically consistent, relevant to topic.
  • Grade of D: of doubtful or severely limited usefulness, some but not frequent inaccuracy, inconsistency, irrelevance or triviality. 
  • Grade of F: not useful or informative, factual inaccuracy, logical inconsistency and irrelevance to topic selected, trivial assertions.

Organization (40 possible points)

  • Grade of A: extraordinarily clear and concise, excellent transitions.
  • Grade of B: clear and concise, good transitions.
  • Grade of C: clear with adequate transitions.
  • Grade of D: unclear at times, uneven transitions.
  • Grade of F: confusing, few to no transitions.

Style (40 possible points)

  • Grade of A: sentence and paragraph constructions which are varied as to type and length; avoids comma splices, run-on or fused sentences, and overused works that no longer have meaning; appropriate and exact word choice.
  • Grade of B: sentence and paragraph constructions which are somewhat varied as to type or length; few comma splices, run-on or fused sentences; appropriate and exact word choice; contains very few overused words that no longer have meaning.
  • Grade of C: clear, coherent sentences and paragraphs; several comma splices, run-on or fused sentences; appropriate word choice; contains a few overused words that no longer have meaning.
  • Grade of D: coherent but sometimes unclear sentences and paragraphs, generally competent; many comma splices, run-on or fused sentences; inappropriate word choice at times; contains overused words.
  • Grade of F: incoherent sentences and paragraphs; little evidence of correct sentence construction; unrecognizable or inappropriate word choice; contains many overused words that meaning is unclear.

Mechanics (40 possible points)

  • Grade of A: very few to no errors or typos.
  • Grade of B: a few errors and typos.
  • Grade of C: moderate errors, several typos.
  • Grade of D: many errors, many typos.
  • Grade of F: carelessly constructed with little to no attention to mechanical correctness.

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