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Grading Criteria

 

An ‘A’ paper is of outstanding quality in content, organization, and style.  The essay fulfills the given assignment in every respect, contains no factual errors or misuse of sources, and constitutes a mature, carefully prepared college-level essay. The prose is lively and eloquent. It may have an unusually high degree of originality and sophistication and may go well beyond the assignment’s expectations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A ‘B’ paper is of above average quality in content, organization, and style. The essay fulfills the requirements of the assignment, contains no factual errors or misuse of sources, and demonstrates thoughtful organization. The prose is confident and accurate. While ideas may lack full development, the essay demonstrates an effort at originality and sophistication.

 

 

 

 

 


A ‘C’ paper is of average quality in content, organization, and style.  The material generally lacks originality and seems less distinguished.  It shows an evident effort to formulate a good thesis; it has support for that thesis and a discernible organizational strategy.  The prose is occasionally awkward and unclear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A ‘D’ paper is below average in content, arrangement, and/or style. It may contain some good ideas but lack a sense of structure and direction or fail to support those ideas well. Such a paper may even be well-written (or glib) and well-organized, but show a lack of effort to engage the text seriously, or it will be superficial or lacking in clear thought.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An ‘F’ paper is failing in content, organization, and/or style.