DOCTORAL WRITING ASSIGNMENT RUBRIC CRITERION COMMENTS POINT RANGE CONTENT Exceeds Standards An

DOCTORAL WRITING ASSIGNMENT RUBRIC
CRITERION
COMMENTS
POINT RANGE
CONTENT
Exceeds Standards
An exceptional doctoral submission; it is specific, concise, and articulate; content is accurate, indicates penetrating insight and critical analysis; issues are addressed directly; conclusions and/or opinions follow logically; submission is indicative of higher order doctoral work.
40-33
Above Average Standards
Submission explains and clearly relates to the issues presented; writing is concise and informative; logical conclusions follow premises of the narrative; critical analysis is expressed in a fashion exhibiting solid doctoral level work.
32-25
Meets Standards
Submission relates to the issues presented; information is generally accurate; some insight is offered; logic supports the conclusion and/or opinions; critical analysis is of doctoral level work.
24-17
Standards Minimally Met
Submission refers to the issues; information presented is limited to the issues; direct insights are offered implicitly; conclusion follows but the logic to support is vague; critical analysis is present but strained; doctoral level work is present but not obvious.
16-9
Standards Not Met
Submission presents no clear purpose and does not relate to the issues; logical conclusions are not present; submission is difficult to follow; critical analysis is absent; does not indicate doctoral level work.
8-0
Points Earned: Content
40-0
WRITING MECHANICS
Exceeds Standards
Writing is exceptionally fluent and clear; no errors of grammar or punctuation; sources cited correctly by APA Standards; citations are used consistently and correctly; writing style is exemplary doctoral level work.
30-25
Above Average Standards
Writing is clearly fluent and interesting; few errors in grammar or punctuation; sources cited in accordance with APA Guidelines; citations clearly support positions presented; writing style substantively indicates doctoral level work.
24-19
Meets Standards
Writing is clear and fluent; some errors of grammar and punctuation; sources are presented and follow APA Guidelines; citations support positions presented; writing style indicates doctoral level work.
18-13
Standards Minimally Met
The submission presents the issues; there are many errors in grammar and punctuation; few sources cited and APA Guidelines are not consistent; writing style meets doctoral level expectations.
12-7
Standards Not Met
Writing exhibits overall poor structure and syntax; many errors in grammar and punctuation; sources are cited sporadically and present no support of issues; writing style is not doctoral level.
6-0
Points Earned: Writing Mechanics
30-0
ANALYTICAL OBSERVATIONS
Exceeds Standards
Submission is exceptionally well argued; higher order critical analysis expresses a sense of value based upon principles; there is a well-established, clearly discernible, higher order critical position; exhibits a global understanding of the issue; position presents exemplary doctoral level analysis.
30-25
Above Average Standards
Support of issues is complete and satisfactory; notions of value are presented; displays perceptive critical analysis; indicates knowledge of global applications of the issues; clearly exhibits doctoral level analysis.
24-19
Meets Standards
Submission is satisfactory; global applications are indicated; value expressions are present but are vague; conclusions are presented indicating doctoral level analysis.
18-13
Standards Minimally Met
Submission is clearly complete but unsatisfactory; a clear understanding of applications is only implied; ethical considerations are unclear; conclusion follows sporadically from the analysis; is doctoral level work.
12-7
Standards Not Met
Submission is insufficient as a whole; no indication of global application of the issues, or of ethical implications within the issues; critical analysis is absent; clearly not doctoral level work.
6-0
Points Earned: Analytical Observations
30-0
TOTAL POINTS EARNED
100-0