Grading Criteria

Grading Criteria - English 118W Fall 2008 Prof. Hearn Essay...

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English 118W Fall 2008 Prof. Hearn Essay Grading Criteria An “A” Paper A paper in this range is one that, aside from being well organized, fully developed, and grammatically sound, shows some flash of brilliance in both style and interpretation. It either goes beyond the topics we have discussed in class, or casts a new light on those issues. It is stylistically elegant, tightly organized, and original in its content. A “B” Paper A paper in this range is a solid effort: an essay with a clearly stated and fully developed thesis, good organization, and consistent and clear logic. It displays stylistic competence if not virtuosity. A “C” Paper A paper in this range falls short in some respect. It may have a good thesis that somehow goes undeveloped, it may be haphazard in its organization, or it may contain logical inconsistencies that undermine a basically creditable effort. A grade of “C” is not an indictment, but an indication that some key element is missing. A “C” paper usually has the potential, through revision, to become a much better work of scholarship. A “D” Paper A paper in this range displays either a lack of effort or a lack of basic writing skills.
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2009 for the course ENGL 118w taught by Professor Tichi during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.

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