WP Rubric

Weekly Post Rubric

*Remember, to receive any sort of credit you must meet the minimum word length and submit the post on time. You must complete both the post and comment to receive any credit. If you complete the post, but not the comment, you will receive a 0. Each post needs to be at least 250 words and each comment 150 words.* Title your posts as follows: Week number, your name (e.g. Week One Alex Galarza)

Below are the five categories in which you can score 0-2 points for a maximum of 10 points.

1) Understanding of Material
0 Demonstrated little to no understanding of material

1 Touched on some important points but missed others
2 Complete and detailed understanding of material

2) Analysis
0 Made no analysis
1 Weak or unclear analysis that loosely addresses the prompt
2 Clear and persuasive analysis that responds directly to the prompt

3) Evidence
0 No evidence used

1 Some evidence used to support argument
2 Arguments always backed by evidence that clearly demonstrates deep and nuanced understanding of material.

4) Standard written English
0 Gobbledygook
1 Poor grammar, punctuation, spelling. Difficult to understand.
2 Minor issues in grammar, punctuation, spelling or none at all. Ideas communicated clearly.

5) Correct use of technology/instructions/formatting
0 Did not follow instructions, posted incorrectly, formatted incorrectly
1 Followed basic instructions
2 Perfectly formatted, correctly posted, takes full advantage of capabilities of WordPress/Mediawiki

Posts should demonstrate a thorough understanding of the assigned content (readings/lecture) by referencing it frequently and in detail. Alongside a thorough understanding of the content, posts should contain a well-structured response that directly answers the assigned questions. The prose should be clear and provide critical analyses where appropriate.

You must also leave a thoughtful comment on another post that directly engaged with its content. A strong comment considers the argument of the author and expands, analyzes, or critiques that argument. Your comment can also build on a previous comment and contribute toward a meaningful discussion of how your peers are analyzing the material. Do not merely summarize what the author has already posted. Do not make personal attacks. The idea and spirit behind the commenting policy is to allow you do have a meaningful dialogue and consider different perspectives on the material you are working through individually.