– A) Chooses words for their precise meaning and uses an appropriate
level of specificity. Sentence style fits audience and purpose.
Sentences clearly structured and carefully focused. Almost entirely free
of spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors. Accurately use
required formatting style and proper referencing.
– B) Generally uses words accurately and effectively, but may be too
general. Sentences generally clear, structured, and focused, though some
may be awkward or ineffective. May contain a few errors, which may
annoy the reader but not impede understanding. Accurately use required
formatting style and proper referencing.
– C) Uses relatively vague and general words, may use some
inappropriate language. Sentence’s structure generally correct, but
sentences may be wordy, unfocused, repetitive, or confusing. Usually
contains several mechanical errors, which may temporarily confuse the
reader but not impede the overall understanding. Accurately use required
formatting style and proper referencing with few exceptions.
– D) Tends to being vague and abstract, or very personal and specific.
Usually contains several awkward or ungrammatical sentences; sentence
structure is simple or monotonous. Usually contains either many
mechanical errors or a few important errors that block the reader’s
understanding and ability to see connections between thoughts.
Accurately use required formatting style and proper referencing with
– F) Misuse of words throughout. Awkward sentences throughout.
Difficult to attach a thought process. Poorly punctuated, misspelled
words, grammatically abusive. Fail to use required formatting style and