Week 1: Grading Guide for Graduate-Level Writing Paper

Week 1: Grading Guide for Graduate-Level Writing Paper

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Grading Guide for Graduate-Level Writing Paper

COM/600 Version 3

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Week 1: Grading Guide for Graduate-Level Writing Paper

Content (60%) Points Earned: 59%
· All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way. Major points are stated clearly and are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis.

· Identify characteristics of graduate writing, and explain how writing at the graduate level differs from other forms of writing (2 to 3 paragraphs).

· Describe elements of effective written communication (1 to 2 paragraphs).

· Explain what plagiarism is and how to avoid it (1 to 2 paragraphs).

· Analyze realistic, attainable ways for managing time and stress (1 to 2 paragraphs).

· 700 to 1,050 words

· The paper links theory to relevant examples and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.

Comments:

Key elements were addressed. Major points were supported by details, examples, and supportive research.

Word count was met

Consider linking the theory to relevant examples throughout the paper.

Organization & Tone (20%) Points Earned: 19%
· The tone is appropriate.

· The introduction provides a sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.

· Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.

· The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.

Comments:

Your paper will benefit from a stronger introduction.The introduction provides an opportunity to capture the reader’s attention with a “hook.” It also indicates what the paper will be about and how you will approach the topic. One of the areas for you to particularly be aware of is making sure your ideas connect sufficiently for example, when reviewing the different main topics and subtopics in the outline that you have. When writing a paper, continue to ask yourself, “How am I connecting one section to the next? In other words, keep a larger scale focus in mind as you work through the paper. Your paper will benefit from a stronger conclusion. A concluding paragraph summarizes the main idea, ties the main points together neatly for the reader, and ends with a sense of finality. Avoid introducing new ideas in the conclusion.

Mechanics (20%) Points Earned: 19%
· The paper—including tables, graphs, headings, title page, and reference page— is consistent with APA formatting guidelines and meets course-level requirements.

· Intellectual property is recognized with in-text citations and a reference page.

· Rules of spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

· Sentences are complete, clear, concise, and varied.

Comments:

Good job with including level headings. Level one headings are centered, bolded, upper and lower case letters. Level two headings are aligned with the left margin, bolded, upper and lower case letters. Please check the Reference and Citation Examples document in the Tutorials & Guides section of the Center for Writing Excellence for examples of correct formatting. Then carefully check your citations and references to be sure that they are formatted correctly.Punctuation and rules of spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

Total Points Earned: 97%

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