Grading Policy and Writing Rubric

1. Daily assignments must checked off on the day they are assigned.  Please keep your checklist current.

2. All essay assignments must be typed and e-mailed to me in a Microsoft Word Document attachment.

3. You will get a late credit for turning in an assignment the day after the due date.

4. I will not give a grade to assignments that are  late.   Weekly Writing Assignments are due on Sunday by 12:00 p.m.

5. Spelling errors and grammar errors will cause your grade to drop.

6. Missing content will cause your grade to drop.

7. If an assignment requires writing a paragraph or an essay, the work must be original.  I will give you a failing grade if your work is plagiarized.

Writing Rubric

Total Points = 150

Content/Organization—Maximum 75 points
Addresses the topic effectively; logically organized; introductory paragraph and supporting paragraph and concluding paragraph; meaning is clear.  75
Addresses generally the topic; logically organized; introductory paragraph and supporting paragraph and concluding paragraph; meaning is mostly clear.  50
Minimally addresses the topic; logically organized; introductory paragraph and supporting paragraph and concluding paragraph; meaning is minimally clear. 30
The essay does not address the topic and is incomprehensible.  0
Grammar/Mechanics—Maximum 50 points
The essay has no or almost no grammatical errors.  There are few or no spelling, capitalization or punctuation errors.  50
The essay has some grammatical errors.  There are some spelling, capitalization or punctuation errors.  30
The essay has consistent grammatical errors.  There are major spelling, capitalization or punctuation errors.  15
Errors make the writing incomprehensible.  0
Format, Neatness and Legibility—Maximum 25 points
The essay is typed, standard font and double spacingis used.  25
The essay is typed, but the font and/or spacing is not appropriate.  15
The essay format is not correct. 0

150/100%

140/93.3%

135/90%

132/88%

130/86.6%

125/83.3%

120/80%

115/76.6%

110/73.3%

100/66.6%

90/60%

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Grading System – Points Deducted

Missing Topic Sentence = Minus Ten Points

Missing Detail Sentence = Minus Ten Points

Fragment Error = Minus Five Points

Grammar Error = Minus One Point

Spelling Error = Minus One Point

Missing Conclusion = Minus Ten Points


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