HSCI ESSAY SCORING GUIDE
CALCULATED IN .5 POINT INCREMENTS

ORGANIZATION

LENGTH (6-8 pp. or 1500 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; each additional sources = 1 point each/max of 5
Refereed journals and books score higher; recent articles and books score higher;
Internet sources score maximum 0.5 only if corroborated by print sources,
and should be cited with the corroborating source. e.g. (McFadden; Schrank, 189)
followed by bibliography entries like:
McFadden, Robert (1990-09-25) “Krushchev on Rosenbergs: Stoking Old Embers”.
http://www.nytimes.com/1990/09/25/world/khrushchev-on-rosenbergs-stoking-oldembers.html?
scp=1&sq=McFadden+1990-09-25&st=nyt. Consulted 4 March 2011.
Schrank, Bernice (2002) “Reading the Rosenbergs after VENONA” Labour / Le Travail,
49, 189-210.

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 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)                      ______