_____________________________ SFL 160 Paper Rating Scale NAME 1. TITLE AND THESIS STATEMENT 1 2 3 4 5 INEFFECTIVE EFFECTIVE Purpose unclear, ambiguous; lack of direction; does not communicate; does not make topic known. Purpose mostly clear; shows direction adequately; generally sets tone of the paper elements contribute to adequate communication. Point at issue clearly articulated that governs and shows direction; communicates effectively and efficiently. 2. SUPPORT AND QUALITY OF THOUGHT 2 4 6 8 10 WEAK STRONG Feeble or fallacious argument; mostly vague, unsupported generalizations, poor or no use of course concepts; repetitious assertions; shallow and mundane; lacks understanding of course concepts. Generalized support for main idea; evidence sometimes irrelevant or insufficient; superficial understanding of issues. Adequate use of course concepts. Relevant and sufficient evidence; no important issues overlooked; no padding; excellent use of course concepts; fresh thinking; solid understanding of topic. 3.
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