Grading rubric for the Hollywood paper

___ Student's name present [2 pts possible]
               2 = name present 
               0 = Name missing

___ Informative title present [3 pts possible]
               3 = title present  and informative
               1-2 = title present, but doesn't describe the paper well
               0 = title missing

___ Name of movie / cartoon / TV show given in paper [5 pts possible]
               5 = name given
               0 = name missing

___ Introductory paragraph & thesis statement are well defined [5 pts possible]
               4-5 = introductory paragraph & thesis statement well articulated & pulls reader in
               2-3 = introduction and thesis incomplete or not clearly articulated
               0-1 = introduction and/or thesis statement missing

"Data" [20 pts total]

___ type of volcanism / earthquake represent by film / show [5 pts possible]
               4-5 = full description of the type
               2-3 = several minor errors or incomplete description 
               0-1 = major errors or type missing

___ cause of volcanism / earthquake represent according to writers [5 pts possible]
               4-5 = full description of the cause
               2-3 = several minor errors or incomplete description  
               0-1 = major errors or cause missing

___ hazards that the characters within the film / show face due to the volcano / earthquake [5 pts possible]
               4-5 = full description of the hazards
               2-3 = several minor errors or incomplete description  
               0-1 = major errors or hazards missing

___ human vs. volcano / earthquake interactions [5 pts possible]
               4-5 = full description of the interactions
               2-3 = several minor errors or incomplete description  
               0-1 = major errors or interactions missing

"interpretation" [20 pts total]

___ type of volcanism / earthquake is correct for the geographical location [5 pts possible]
               4-5 = full analysis of geological vs. geographical setting
               2-3 = several minor errors or incomplete analysis  
               0-1 = major errors or analysis missing

___ geological analysis cause of volcanism / earthquake [5 pts possible]
               4-5 = full analysis of cause
               2-3 = several minor errors or incomplete analysis  
               0-1 = major errors or analysis missing

___ hazards for characters are correctly portrayed [5 pts possible]
               4-5 = full analysis of potential hazards with no major omissions
               2-3 = several minor errors or a few major omissions 
               0-1 = major errors or most hazards missing

___ human vs. volcano / earthquake interactions [5 pts possible]
               4-5 = full analysis of interactions
               2-3 = several minor errors or incomplete analysis  
               0-1 = major errors or analysis missing

___ Closing paragraph & restatement of thesis are well defined [5 pts possible]
               4-5 = closing paragraph & thesis restatement well articulated & summarizes the paper well
               2-3 = closing and restatement incomplete or not clearly articulated
               0-1 = closing and/or restatement missing

___ Citations and references are used and included properly; 2+ non-internet sources included [5 pts possible]
               4-5 = citations used when necessary; reference list included and formatted consistently in APA format
               2-3 = more citations needed or are inconsistently used; reference list incomplete or not formatted
               0-1 = citations and/or references missing

___ Time references are used and included properly [5 pts possible]
               4-5 = time references used when necessary and are formatted correctly
               2-3 = more time references needed or are inconsistently used or are formatted incorrectly
               0-1 = time references missing

___ Paper is formatted correctly [5 pts possible]
               4-5 = paper is typed, double-spaced, 12-pt font
               2-3 = paper is not typed or double-spaced or is not in a constant 12-pt font
               0-1 = two or more formatting items wrong

___ Submission is proofread, grammatically correct, readable [5 pts possible]
                  4-5 = very readable; no/few errors
                  2-3 = several minor errors; style is adequate but has a few rough spots
                  0-1 = numerous errors; language is difficult to read; confusing

Total points: 80


(Julie Bartley at Gustavus provided the first rubric that this one is fashioned after.)

last revision: 4. February 2011

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