Appendix B. General Writing Rubric
|Trait||Does Not Meet Expectations||Meets Expectations||Exceeds Expectations|
|Purpose||The background, purpose, objectives, roadmap and focus of the writing are not clear to the reader.||The writer has made good decisions about focus, organization, style, and content so as to achieve the background, purpose, objectives, roadmap of the writing.||The writer’s decision about focus, organization, style, and content fully elucidate the background, objectives, roadmap and keep the purpose at the center of the piece.|
|Does not develop ideas cogently, uneven and ineffective overall organization, unfocused introduction or conclusion.||Develops unified and coherent ideas within paragraphs with generally adequate transitions; clear overall organization relating most ideas together, good introduction and conclusion.||Develops ideas cogently, organizes them logically with paragraphs and connects them with effective transitions. Clear and specific introduction and conclusion.|
|Uses words that are unclear, sentence structures inadequate for clarity, errors are seriously distracting.||Word forms are correct, sentence structure is effective. Presence of a few errors is not distracting.||Develops concise standard English sentences, balances a variety of sentence structures effectively.|
Statement of Expectations for Writing
· One of the objectives of the program is that ‘Students will demonstrate competency in writing’.
· In performing these types of written assessments, it is expected that students should at a minimum demonstrate clear purpose, coherent structure and correct language.