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Blogging Rubric

Grade

Description

4

Exceptional. The blog post is focused and coherent. It successfully integrates evidence with analysis and displays original and creative insights. It goes beyond simple summary or description to focus on argument and/or analysis.

3

Satisfactory. The blog post is reasonably focused. It usually integrates evidence with analysis and shows some indications of original and creative insights, though they are not fully developed. It goes beyond simple summary or description but argument and/or analysis is not fully developed or is secondary.

2

Underdeveloped. The blog post is mostly description or summary and contains little new evidence, analysis, or insight. The post reflects passing engagement with the topic or course reading.

1

Limited. The blog post is unfocused, or simply rehashes previous comments, and displays no evidence of student engagement with the topic.

0

No Credit. The blog post is missing or consists of one or two disconnected sentences.

Adapted from rubrics developed by Mark Sample of George Mason University and Mike Nelson of Wesleyan University.


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