Rhetoric and Writing Rubric

English Education Rubric 8: “Rhetoric and Writing” Commentary on a STUDENT-CREATED ARTIFACT in an English Course

 

  Exceeds Meets Emerging Not Evident Score
  3 2 1 0
8.1 The commentary summarizes the artifact for the analytical purposes of the commentary with clarity, succinctness, and thoroughness. The commentary summarizes the artifact sufficiently for the analytical purposes of the commentary. The commentary summarizes the artifact but not fully enough for the analytical purposes of the commentary. The commentary does not summarize the artifact for the analytical purposes of the commentary.
8.2 The commentary provides a clear explanation of how the artifact does or does not address issues of writing (as specified on the Writing Assignment Sheet), as well as contextualizing the artifact in a theoretical tradition. The commentary provides a clear explanation of how the artifact does or does not address an issue (or issues) of writing (as specified on the Writing Assignment Sheet). The commentary explains how the artifact does or does not address an issue (or issues) of writing (as specified on the Writing Assignment Sheet) in a largely correct fashion, though the artifact analysis may be lacking in depth or thoroughness. The commentary shows little understanding of the artifact and how the artifact might address issues of writing (as specified on the Writing Assignment Sheet).
8.3 The commentary provides a valid overview discussion or definition, with researched information, on the role of one of the categories of writing (as specified on the Writing Assignment Sheet). The commentary provides a valid overview discussion or definition of the role of one of the categories of writing (as specified on the Writing Assignment Sheet). The commentary shows some awareness of one of the categories of writing (as specified on the Writing Assignment Sheet), though this awareness is not yet formulated completely. The commentary fails to show an awareness of any of the categories of writing (as specified on the Writing Assignment Sheet).
8.4 The style and substance of the commentary approach the standards of publishable scholarship. The commentary exemplifies the discourse conventions of literary/rhetorical/linguistic commentary. The commentary shows incipient understanding of the discourse conventions of literary/rhetorical/linguistic commentary The commentary shows little to no understanding of the discourse conventions of literary/rhetorical/linguistic commentary
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