Grading Rubric for Weekly Papers


Grammar & Style 1 pt/
Does the essay follow the basic rules of grammar and style? Does it read smoothly. Is it well-organized?

Clarity & Proofreading 1 pt/
Are the concepts explained clearly, the material represented clearly, and in general, is the paper written in an easily accessible manner? Has the paper been adequatel proofread or are there typos?

Insight and Analysis 2 pt/
Does the paper go beyond mere description and, for example, demonstrate an understanding of the weaknesses and/or strengths of the material, the way in which this material might relate to other similar material, the way in which graphics and text are employed in the interest of the authors intent, and the relevance of the work to contemporary political concerns? 

Analysis of Graphics 1 pt/
Does the paper provide anaysis of the graphics of the comic/graphic novel. Do those graphics support the book's thesis or distract from it? Do the graphics add more meaning to the comic/graphic novel

Primary Reading Coverage 3pt /
Is the primary text adequately represented?

Additional Reading/Additional Film Coverage 2pt/
If there is additional or supplementary material, is it sufficiently incorporated into the essay? In covering the material it is CRITICAL that you "contextualize" your discussion. This means that you include well chosen quotes and references to your material. This accomplishes several things: 1) it usually demonstrates that you have read the material carefully and that you have worked with it and understood it; and, 2) it makes your essay read in an authoritative and clear fashion. Without sufficient reference to the material your essay will usually be vague, unfocused and unconvincing. In this day and age of the internet and Wikipedia, without generous contextualizing, essays often appear to be little more than paraphrases taken from on-line summaries.

TOTAL 10/

Note: Paper should be submitted in MS Word, be about 4pp, double spaced, 12 pt font, one inch margins, and Chicago Manual of Style endnotes or footnotes.

Paper should be submitted to Georgia View class drop box.
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Grammar & Style 1 pt/
Clarity 1 pt/
Insight and Analysis 2 pt/
Primary Reading Coverage 3pt /
Analysis of Graphics 1pt/
Additional Reading/Additional Film Coverage 2pt/
TOTAL 10/

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