Essay Rubric

Paper Rubric (how I grade a paper)

I. Does the essay meet the assignment?

1. minimum length

2. addresses the prompt

3. demonstrates genuine knowledge of the course materials

4. establishes compelling links between key concepts

II. Does the essay represent “college level writing”?

i.e., there is a minimal number of errors of syntax, grammar, spelling, diction

III. Is the essay characterized by the three I’s? In other words, is it intelligent, informed, and imaginative?