StudentÕs Name: _________________________________________________________________________

 

Was this paper handed in on time?:    Yes      No   (*Late work receives a zero as explained in the syllabus.)

 

 

Category:

Excellent

(A)

Good

(B)

Okay

(C)

Needs Improvement

(D)

Unacceptable

(F)

For your portfolio, improve these areas by:

Is the paper the required length? If not, the assignment is considered incomplete = zero.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student who hand in incomplete papers should add to the paper for the portfolio.

Is the paper in MLA format, if necessary? (One inch margins, double=spaced, top left side includes studentÕs name, instructorÕs name, assignment and date.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is there a title? If so, is the title appropriate and does it make the reader want to read more?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is there a strong thesis statement within the first two paragraphs?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Material- (Generalizations backed up, All points adequately covered, Accurate information, All points supported, Material is free of contradictions.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Organization- (Clear, logical paragraph structure, Smooth transitions... Does the paper have an interesting introduction and an appropriate conclusion?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Style- (Clarity, Conciseness, Emphasis, Tone, Coherence, Diction: Appropriate, avoids cliches and unnecessary jargon, Sentence Structure: Avoids monotony.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Mechanics-(Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does the paper have an attached Works Cited page, if necessary? Does the paper have parenthetical citations, if necessary?

 

 

 

 

 

Students should add PC to the paper and complete a WC page for the portfolio.

 

*A more detailed explanation of these assessment categories can be found in the syllabus.