Analytical state rightsThe student fails to provide a

Analytical Scoring Rubric

1=unsatisfactory 2=Minimal competence 3=competent 4=exemplary

Scoring rubric for social science essay assignment

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AspectsCriteria (Descriptions of Scoring Levels)Score
Editorial Aspect 1: Clarity, organization, word usage, and understandabilityStudent has shown no evidence of clarity, organization, word usage and ease of understanding. Articulation of response is poor

Response articulation is not detailed. There is limited evidence of clarity, organization, usage of words, and understandability

Response articulation is plausible. The candidate has shown competency in clarity, organization, word usage, and understandability of paper

Response articulation is competent. The candidate has shown high competency in clarity, organization, word usage, and understandability of paper

Editorial Aspect 2: Grammar punctuation and spellingThe student’s work has numerous grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes that interfere with the flow and meaning of essay.

The student’s work contains major grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes that disrupt the flow and clarity of response

The student’s contains no grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes but has a few detectable minor mistakes

The student’s work has no grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes that are readily detectable therefore the response is meaningful and clear

Editorial Aspect 3: Paper qualityStudent’s paper is completely substandard with no quality

Incompetence in writing and research skills

The student provides sufficient logical explanation of the five required point of view.

The student displays paper of high quality with no errors. Student show impressive understanding of the topic

Editorial Aspect 4: Introduction and conclusionThe student fails to provide a logical conclusion that summarizes the five required points of view

The student provides an insufficient summary of the main points. The conclusion is generally weak and does not explain much

The student provides sufficient summary of the main points. The conclusion is generally strong but too short with few details

The student provides sufficient and well articulated summary of the main points. The conclusion is strong and does not leave out any detail of the discussion

Content Aspect 1: Five different point of view: slavery, nationalism sectionalism, territorial crisis, and state rightsThe student fails to provide a description and comparison of any point of view as to why the US civil war occurred. There is no clear evidence of the relevance in the student’s discussions

The student clearly provides only two of the five required point views as to why the US Civil War occurred. There is limited evidence of relevance of discussion

The student only provides at least four of the five required point of view as to why the US Civil War occurred, and compares and contrast them properly to create a relevant discussion

The student provides all of the five required point of view as to why the US Civil War occurred, and compares and contrast them properly to create a relevant discussion.

Content Aspect 2: comparing critical aspectsThe student fails to provide a description and comparison of any point of view as to why the US civil war occurred. There is no clear evidence of the relevance in the student’s discussions

The student clearly provides only two of the five required point views as to why the US Civil War occurred. There is limited evidence of relevance of discussion

The student only provides at least four of the five required point of view as to why the US Civil War occurred, and compares and contrast them properly to create a relevant discussion

The student provides all of the five required point of view as to why the US Civil War occurred, and compares and contrast them properly to create a relevant discussion.

Content Aspect 3: Depth of researchThe student fails to provide a logical explanation of the five required point of view. The student only mentions a few of the points with no logic detail information about the issues

The student provides a logical explanation of the five required point of view but with minimal competency. The student only mentions a few of the points with no logical detail information about the issues

The student provides sufficient logical explanation of the five required point of view. The student mentions at least all of the points with no logic detail information about the issues

The student provides sufficient logical explanation of the five required point of view. The student mentions at least all of the points with logic detail information about the issues

Content Aspect 4: in-text citation and referencesThe student fails to use 3 primary and 2 secondary sources or fails to include any in-text citation or references for the primary and secondary sources used

The student only provides at least two in-text citation for the required number of sources

The student uses five sources ( three primary and two secondary sources) and gives appropriate references and in-text citation but with formatting errors based on APA standards

The student uses five sources ( three primary and two secondary sources) and gives appropriate references and in-text citation but with no formatting errors based on APA standards