Student Performance—Analytical Paper


Name:___________________________________________ Grade:  _____/40 points = ____%
SPAN 494/Paper #2   Goals:  To analyze the representation of the role of the person who give service to the community or the relationship between the giver/receiver of service.  To integrate personal experience recorded in the reflection journal in order to explore the use of personal experience as a basis for understanding and the creation of knowledge. 

Organization
9-10       logically and effectively ordered; main points and details are connected; good use of transitions; fluid.
8            logically and effectively ordered for the most part; main points stand out but sequencing of ideas is not always complete; use of some transitions; choppy at times.
7            an apparent order to the content is intended; loosely organized; main points do stand out but sequencing of ideas not complete; limited use of transitions; somewhat choppy. 
5-6         limited order to the content; lacks logical sequencing of ideas; ineffective ordering; very choppy; disjointed
0-4          series of separate sentences with no transitions; disconnected ideas; no apparent order to content; or not enough to evaluate

 

Evidence (short story and reflection journal required; other course readings preferred but not required)
9-10       ample use of direct quotations, paraphrases, and examples that support analysis; documentation clear; bibliography complete and consistent in format
8             adequate use of direct quotations, paraphrases, and examples; documentation clear; bibliography complete
7             analysis less connected to direct examples from text; source of example not always clear; bibliography not consistent in format
5-6          limited textual evidence to support points; documentation incomplete
0-4          little textual evidence to support points; missing documentation

 

Ideas/Topic
9-10        complete information; thorough; relevant; on target.  Excellent thesis.  Fulfills topic by thoroughly engaging both story story and personal experience
8             adequate information; ideas are generally developed; a few ideas lack supporting detail or evidence.  Thesis clear but mechanical.  Engages both short story and personal experience.
7             more limited information; some development of ideas; some ideas lack supporting detail or evidence.  Thesis describes but does not analyze.  Either short story or personal experience not sufficiently engaged.
5-6           limited information; ideas present but not developed; lack of supporting detail or evidence.  Thesis is very general.  Limited engagement with assigned topic.
0-4           minimal information; information lacks substance (is superficial); inappropriate or irrelevant information; not enough information to evaluate.  Thesis not clear or missing.  Does not engage assigned topic.

 

Grammar & Vocabulary
9-10         very few errors in spelling and overall grammar; very few errors in subject/verb or adjective/noun agreement; broad vocabulary; precise and effective word choice
8              few errors in spelling and overall grammar; occasional errors in subject/verb or adjective/noun agreement; erroneous use of language does not impede comprehensibility; some vocabulary errors but meaning not confused or obscured
7              more frequent errors in spelling and overall grammar; recurring errors in subject/verb and adjective/noun agreement; erroneous use of language sometimes impedes comprehensibility; literal translations or invented words
5-6           frequent errors in spelling and overall grammar; recurring errors in subject/verb and adjective/noun agreement; erroneous use of language often impedes comprehensibility; English influence noticeable
0-4           frequent errors in spelling, subject/verb agreement and overall grammar; non-Spanish sentence structure; erroneous use of language makes the work mostly incomprehensible; repetitive vocabulary; literal translation from English; invented words

 

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