Rubric for Critical Analysis 1

 

 

 

Excellent

Good

Acceptable

Poor

Unacceptable

Critical Analysis

Forms a concise, sophisticated argument about the text; states the argument at the beginning and develops it consistently

 

Satisfactorily forms an argument about the text; states and develops the argument; the argument or its development may be flawed (e.g., may lack consistency in developing, or critical thinking in making, the argument)

 

Lacks evidence that the writer has understood or followed the assignment; fails to state or pursue an argument; fails to exhibit critical analysis; or plagiarizes

Support & logical reasoning

Uses extremely relevant details and examples from the text, and very sound logical reasoning, to support the argument

 

Uses details and examples from the text, and mostly logical reasoning, to support the argument. May have some flaws in reasoning or in the support offered.

 

Fails to offer sufficient support and reasoning in support of the argument. Seriously flawed, problematic, or underdeveloped - or plagiarizes.

Copyediting

Very clear and readable text; carefully edited and proofread, with few minor or technical errors. Cites page or line #s.

 

 

Relatively clear / readable text; perhaps 1-2 major copyediting errors recur throughout, or somewhat frequent minor errors. Cites page or line #s.

 

The writing is unclear, awkward, disjointed; numerous, significant, distracting editing and proofreading errors.