HSCI ESSAY SCORING GUIDE

CALCULATED IN 1 POINT INCREMENTS

ORGANIZATION

LENGTH excluding notes and bibliography (5 pp. or 1250 words)                                      __/10

GRAMMAR & SPELLING                                                                                                   __/10

INTRODUCTION & CONCLUSION                                                                                   __/10

BIBLIOGRAPHY IN CORRECT FORM                                                                             __/10

CONTENT

SOURCES (Bibliography beyond class sources)                                                                   __/20

3 PRINT sources, beyond class materials, up to 5 points;

additional sources = 1 point each/max of 5

Refereed journals and books score higher; recent articles and books score higher;

Unrefereed internet sources (web pages) do not score, although the internet may be

used to access refereed books and articles.

BODY (Does the main text present a well-articulated account or thesis?)                            __/20

Book report = 0-5

Narrative based on list of sources = 6-10

Narrative based on integration of multiple sources = 11-15

Critically evaluated thesis; based on integration, evaluation and critique of multiple

sources = 16-20

CONCLUSION SUPPORTED BY EVIDENCE                                                                   __/10

ORIGINALITY                                                                                                                      __/10

   TOTAL POINTS ___/100

LETTER GRADE (60-69=D;70-79=C;80-89=B;90+=A) ______