Summary/Response Rubric – 182 Fall 2018

Criteria D C B A
Content 0 to 27 points

Summary is missing important main ideas or details.

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Response is not subjective and there is no evidence of critical thinking. Does not analyze/argue or support thesis, and is incomplete, illogical and/or lacks sufficient words and/or support does not provide a position/thesis or insufficient word count

28 to 31 points

Summary attempts to include necessary main ideas and details. May have forgotten some details/main points. May have included unnecessary details/main ideas.

 

Response might be more evaluative than subjective and there is little evidence of critical thinking. Begins to analyze/argue and support thesis, but is incomplete, illogical or lacks sufficient words and/or support

32 to 35 points

Summary is mostly clear and concise. Clearly explains both main ideas and details. Only slightly included unnecessary info or slightly forgot to include some main ideas.

 

Response is subjective, demonstrates some critical thinking, begins to analyze/argue but may lack interpretation/ content/ support or have insufficient word count

36 to 40 points

Summary is clear and concise. Very clearly explains main ideas and details.

 

Response is subjective, clearly demonstrates critical thinking, and effectively uses comprehension /reflection from personal experience, ideas, knowledge.

Organization 0 to 20 points

Summary doesn’t have a topic sentence or topic sentence is missing many elements and is not effective. Mixes summary and response.

 

Response lacks support. Paragraphs may contain irrelevant information (unity) and/or may not be coherent.

21 to 23 points

Summary has a topic sentence with statement that may have two or more of the following things missing: type of work, title, author and an explanation of the main idea.

 

Response provides some support for analysis. Paragraphs may contain irrelevant information (unity). Some topic sentences do not reflect paragraph content, includes some transitions.

 

24 to 27 points

Summary has a topic sentence with statement that includes type of work, title, author, and an explanation of the main idea. Only one may be missing.

 

Response is developed in the following paragraphs. Provides support for analysis (APA citation) using paraphrase and/or examples from the article/text. Topic sentences are identifiable, paragraphs include some transitions.

28 to 30 points

Summary has a clear, concise topic sentence with an effective, clear statement that includes type of work, title, author and concise explanation of the main idea.

 

Response is clearly explained and developed in the following paragraphs. Provides logical support for analysis (APA citation) using paraphrase and/or examples from the article/text. There are clear topic sentences, transitions, and flow of information.

 

Language Use

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Grammar

0 to 12 points

Many verbs tenses may be used throughout the summary. No key vocab is used or words are repeated too much. Uses no summarizing verbs.

13 to 15 points

Mainly uses the same tense (present tense) throughout the summary. May have a few instances of other tenses. Some key vocab is used or some words are repeated too much. Uses few summarizing verbs.

16 to 18 points

Uses the same tense (present tense) throughout the summary. Reuses key vocabulary from the reading. Uses synonyms of keywords. Uses summarizing language (verbs)

18.5 to 20 points

Consistently uses the same tense (present tense) throughout the summary. Successfully reuses key vocabulary from the reading. Precisely uses a variety (synonyms) of keywords. Carefully uses summarizing language (verbs)

Mechanics

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APA

0 to 6 points

May be missing 5 or more of the following items: title, indentations, capitalization & punctuation are used throughout. 1 inch margins, double spaces, 12 point font, Times New Roman is used throughout the summary. Topic sentence correctly cites source using proper APA conventions. Response paragraphs contain numerous mistakes with APA in-text citations. Summary is ½ page – ¾ of page (100-250 wrd) and response is a 1-1½ page in length. Communication hindered by poor mechanics.

7 to 7.5 points

May be missing 4 of the following items: title, indentations, capitalization & punctuation are used throughout. 1 inch margins, double spaces, 12 point font, Times New Roman are used throughout the summary. Topic sentence correctly cites source using proper APA conventions. Response paragraphs contain several mistakes with APA in-text citations. Summary is ½ page – ¾ of page (100-250 wrd) and response is a 1-1½ page in length. Reader is frequently distracted by errors.

8 to 8.5 points

May be missing 2 or 3 of the following items: title, indentations, capitalization & punctuation are used throughout. 1 inch margins, double spaces, 12 point font, Times New Roman is used throughout the summary. Topic sentence correctly cites source using proper APA conventions. Response paragraphs contain a few mistakes with APA in-text citations. Summary is ½ page – ¾ of page (100-250 wrd) and response is a 1-1½ page in length. Reader is occasionally distracted by errors.

9 to 10 points

Clear title, indentations, capitalization & punctuation are used throughout. 1 inch margins, double spaces, 12 point font, Times New Roman are used throughout the summary. Topic sentence correctly cites source using proper APA conventions. Response paragraphs refer to the text with proper APA in-text citations. Summary is ½ page – ¾ of page (100-250 wrd) and response is a 1-1½ page in length.

 

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