Reflective Rubric Grades

Score

Rhetoric/Content Rubric

Conventions Rubric

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Advanced Proficient The paper does all or most of the followina:

The response - meditative, penetrating, thoughtful, probing, exploratory

• title enhances the reflection.

• clearly addresses all parts of the writing task.

• presents a topic for reflection through the effective use of strategies such as narration, description, exposition or persuasion.

• thoughtfully and convincingly explores the significance of the topic.

• effectively maintains a balance between the specific incident and broader themes and generalizations about life.

• provides a variety of sentence types and uses precise, descriptive language.

• reaches a final awareness on an epiphany.

• Demonstrates a command of usage while using a variety of complex ideas and/or sentence structures.

• May contain few, if any, errors in the conventions of the English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling).

• These errors do not interfere with the reader's understanding of the writing or the effectiveness of the writing style.

• Errors may be due to risk taking as student attempts sophisticated grammatical structures.

• Reflect legible and appropriate manuscript format

3

Proficient The paper does all or most of the followina: The response - interested, involved, committed, predictable

• includes an appropriate title.

• adequately addresses all parts of the writing task.

• introduces a topic for reflection with significant information.

• thoughtfully, but predictably, explores the significance of the topic.

• maintains a balance between the specific incident and broader themes and generalizations.

• provides a variety of sentence types and uses some descriptive language.

• final awareness may be predictable, but may still be probing.

• Demonstrates general evidence of control of common usage. Writer has control of sentence boundaries.

• Contains some errors or more than one kind of error in the conventions of English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling).

• These errors do not interfere with the reader's understanding of the writing, and the essay may be read with relative ease and few distractions.

• Some attempt at complex sentence structure may cause minor errors in the conventions of English language.

• Reflect legible and appropriate manuscript format

2

Partially Proficient The paper does some or all of the followina: The response - circular, wandering

• addresses only parts of the writing task.

• briefly introduces a topic for reflection with significant information.

• provides a limited exploration of the significance of the topic.

• may be limited to superficial generalizations.

• provides little, if any, variety of sentence types and uses basic, predictable language.

• final awareness may be a trite restatement of the opening thesis.

• the integration of meaning to experience is lacking.

• Demonstrates some evidence of control of common usage.

• Contains several errors in the conventions of the English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling).

• These errors may interfere with the reader's understanding of the writing, but most of the essay can be read with comprehension of the writer's intent.

• Sentences are all or mostly simple construction.

• Works cited/title page incorrect format MLA with many errors.

• Reflect legible and appropriate manuscript format

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Non-Proficient The paper does some or all of the followina: The response - unfocused, rambling, remote, incomplete

• addresses only one part of the writing task.

• may present a simple, unsupported statement of belief.

• provides elaboration that may be limited to lists of details or generalizations.

• provides no sentence variety and uses limited vocabulary.

• no reflection on narrative at all. Thought pattern may ramble from one topic to another.

• Demonstrates limited/little control of usage; or the piece may be so limited that there is little on which to base judgment.

• Contains serious errors in the conventions of the English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling).

• The errors interfere with the reader's understanding of the writing and may be unintelligible.

• Demonstrates little awareness of sentence structure beyond simple sentences.

• Reflect legible and appropriate manuscript format

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