Summary and Analysis Rubric

                                                Summary and Analysis Rubric

 

SUMMARY AND INTRODUCTION (20 Points)

___ Article, author, title, source, and date are clearly identified

___The topic of the original article is correctly expressed

___The summary sticks to a generalized overview without listing every detail

___The summary is free of the writer’s opinion

 

 THESIS AND STRUCTURE (20 points):

___Title is compelling or surprising and appropriate for the genre

___Thesis clearly, concisely states paper’s purpose in single, engaging sentence

___Summary is roughly 1/3 of paper; analysis is roughly 2/3 of paper

___Body paragraphs support the thesis with one idea each

 

ANALYSIS (25 points):

___Evidence of proper summarization, paraphrasing, and use of quotes

___Appropriate use of transitional words and attributive tags

___Evidence of vigorous discussion of rhetorical technique, such as purpose, angle of vision, ethos, pathos, logos, language, tone, etc.

___Paper does not review or judge the quality of the initial argument, but instead sticks with discussion of the rhetorical devices the original writer uses

___Evidence of literary/historical present tense throughout paper

 

DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT (20 points):

___Supporting paragraphs pursue thesis consistently

___Causal connections between ideas are evident, clear, and not redundant

___Textual evidence, including quotes and supporting examples are strong and clear

___In-text citations are cited correctly and given proper attributes.

 

WRITING PROCESS (10 Points) 

___ Portfolio demonstrates evidence of a thoughtful writing process, including invention, revision, and proof-reading

___Final draft shows clear improvement from first to final draft with major revisions evident

 LANGUAGE AND STYLE (15 Points)

___Most sentences are clear and can be understood the first time they are read

___Syntax, punctuation, and spelling used effectively in service of rhetorical purpose

___Proper use of MLA with title, margins, general formatting, and Work Cited page