General Assessment of a Writing Assignment

Understanding the Assignment

____ Student demonstrates an understanding of the assignment.
____ Student demonstrates an understanding of the skills and techniques needed to complete the assignment.
____ Student demonstrates an understanding of the reading assignments relevant to this assignment.

Substance

____ Student clearly indicates a knowledge of the subject matter and has made the information accessible to the reader.
____ Student has focused the subject on a single, appropriate thesis.
____ Audience is targeted properly.
____ Purpose of the content is clear.

Organization

____ Student's intentions and methods in developing the content are clear.
____ Controlling idea is sufficiently developed.
____ Organization is logical and follows a clear sequence.
____ Major and minor supports are clearly defined for the reader.
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Introductions, transitions, and conclusions are clear, logical, and contain relevant information.

Style

____ Diction is appropriate to the audience and its level of technical expertise.
____ Level of details presented is appropriate and consistent.
____ Overall tone is consistent and appropriate to the audience and subject matter.
____ Sentences are structured effectively and correctly.
____ Document design and presentation are appropriate to the audience and subject matter.

Correctness

____ Student has used correct grammar and effective sentence structures.
____ Punctuation is correct.
____ Document fits the expected format, and the appearance is professional

Summary Comments

[It's important to summarize your overall impression of the paper, as well as its strengths and weaknesses.]