Discussion Board 3 Reply

ETHC 101 Discussion Board “Reply” Grading Rubric

Criteria

Levels of Achievement

Structure

15 pts.

Advanced

Proficient

Developing

Not present

Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar

10 pts.

9 or 10 points

Reply is written in paragraph form and is devoid of spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors.

7 or 8 points

Reply is not written in paragraph form and/or has occasional spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors.

1 to 6 points

Reply is not written in paragraph form and has numerous spelling, punctuation, and grammar problems.

0 points

Not present

Turabian formatting

5 pts.

5 points

Direct references and/or allusions to outside resources (such as the textbooks) are present and are cited using footnotes in current Turabian format.

4 points

Direct references and/or allusions to outside resources (such as the textbooks) are present but are cited otherwise than using footnotes in current Turabian format.

1 to 3 points

Direct references and/or allusions to outside resources (such as the textbooks) are present but the sources are not cited. (Note: if plagiarism is present, that requires additional corrective action.)

0 points

No direct references and/or allusions to outside resources are present.

Content

35 pts.

Advanced

Proficient

Developing

Not present

Word Count

15 pts.

14 or 15 points

Word count is between 500 and 600 words.

11 to 13 points

Word count exceeds 600 words.

1 to 10 points

Word count is less than 500 words.

0 points

Not present

Style

10 pts.

9 or 10 points

Reply offers constructive feedback to a classmate in a manner that is polite, rationally argued, and not overly emotional.

7 or 8 points

Reply offers constructive feedback to a classmate but with some deficiency of politeness, reasonableness, and/or dispassion.

1 to 6 points

Reply offers little to no constructive feedback, and/or is strongly impolite, and/or is very emotional.

0 points

The post is not a reply (it is off-topic).

Understanding

10 pts.

9 or 10 points

Reply utilizes many of the concepts and technical vocabulary taught in the class in a manner that demonstrates accurate understanding.

6 to 8 points

Reply utilizes some of the concepts and technical vocabulary taught in the class in a manner that demonstrates accurate understanding.

1 to 5 points

Reply utilizes some of the concepts and technical vocabulary taught in the class but sometimes in ways that suggest that they are not correctly understood.

0 points

Reply does not utilize the concepts and technical vocabulary taught in the class.