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Policy Memo Grading Rubric UMass-Amherst   Dr. Charli Carpenter Exemplary  A Good  B Needs Improvement  C Unsatisfactory D/less Content  (5 pts) All the major  components of a  policy memo: concise  summary  introduction; problem  statement; analysis of  costs/benefits of one  or more options;  clear argument  Most of the  components of  policy memo present Some content OK,  but significant  omissions  Few or none of the  major components  present Evidence/ Argumentation  (5 pts) Arguments supported  by accurate citations  of exhaustively  documented literature  and supporting data  Strong and balanced  discussion based on  relevant sources,  data collection, and  documentation Failure in one of  these areas Failure in multiple  areas Organization  (5 pts) Paragraph structure  and overall  architecture cohere,  the memo’s thesis is  clearly linked to its  overall design and  reiterated along the  way Paragraph structure  and overall  architecture cohere,  but the memo’s  thesis is not clearly  linked to its overall  design  Problems with either  the organization of  paragraphs or the  overall architecture Little or no  organization; stream  of consciousness  writing. Grammar/Style
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