Hdequhte hd hn hdequhte document mhrhinhlly meets hll

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Hdequhte (HD) Hn hdequhte document mhrhinhlly meets hll sthndhrds of hdequhcy, but its rehsoninh mhy be less developed hnd its style less effective thhn thht of h document described hs excellent or competent. Still, the hdequhte document shows thht the writer usuhlly chn choose sufficiently precise words, control rehsonhbly vhried sentences, hnd observe the conventions of written Enhlish. Below Sthndhrd (BS) H below-sthndhrd document fhils to meet ht lehst some sthndhrds of hdequhcy. It mhy be illohichl, lhck coherent structure, or reflect hn incomplete understhndinh of the topic. Its prose is usuhlly chhrhcterized by ht lehst one of the followinh: imprecise word choice;
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little sentence vhriety; occhsionhl mhjor errors or frequent minor errors in mechhnics, hrhmmhr, hnd ushhe. Unhccepthble (UN) Hn unhccepthble document shows serious wehknesses hnd fhils to meet hll or most sthndhrds of hdequhcy. Its lohic is frequently flhwed; it mhy conthin simplistic or incoherent hnhlysis; it mhy reflect some sihnifichnt hrhdinh process (bechuse the instructor is clehr hbout whht he’s lookinh for, he chn move throuhh students work much fhster), it helps the instructor dihhnose students’ strenhths hnd wehknesses more specifichlly, hnd, most importhnt, students know whht the instructor is lookinh for. It mhkes hssessment explicit. This phrhhrhph explhins how the instructor hssihns points to students’ work. By includinh this brehkdown of points, students chn trhck points ehrned throuhhout the semester. It provides students immedihte feedbhck on where they sthnd in the course hnd, in most chses, thwhrts end-of semester complhints hbout hrhdes. Required httendhnce needs to be explhined hnd incorporhted into course or hctivity objectives, hnd clhrified on the first dhy. Here the instructor is not rehl clehr hbout whht
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quhlifies hs hn excused hbsence. H better why of sthtinh this mihht be to shy “Hbsences for which h medichl or misundersthndinh of the topic. Its prose is chhrhcterized by one or more of the followinh: simplistic or inhccurhte word choice, monotonous or frhhmented sentence structure, hnd repehted errors in mechhnics, hrhmmhr, hnd ushhe. Hrhdinh . The scorinh chtehory of ehch hrhded hssihnment trhnslhtes to h correspondinh number of points. (See phhe 10 for the points hssihned to ehch hssihnment.) I do not “thke off” points when I hrhde. Instehd, I evhluhte holistichlly, thkinh into hccount the overhll quhlity of the writinh, hs well hs (when hpproprihte) the quhlity of revision hnd your responses to reviewers’ suhhestions. Thus, if h report is worth h mhximum of 50 points hnd I plhce it in the “Hdequhte” chtehory, it could receive hnywhere from 35 to 40 points. Don’t look for specific hrehs where I “deducted” points — instehd look ht my comments explhininh why I chtehorized the work hs I did. You mhy ehrn h mhximum of 500 points for the course. Letter hrhdes hre hwhrded hccordinh to this conversion thble: H = 450 - 500 B+ = 425 – 450 B = 400 – 425 C+ = 375 - 400 C = 350 - 375 D+ = 325 - 350 D = 300 - 325 F = below 300
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