Benchmark – Case Study Paper – Rubric
No of Criteria: 8 Achievement Levels: 5
Less than Satisfactory
Personal Approach to Counseling CHSS 6.3
Paper does not include a personal approach to counseling.
Paper provides only minimal personal approach to counseling.
Paper includes a personal approach to counseling.
Paper includes a sufficient personal approach to counseling and includes some critical thought.
Paper thoroughly and sufficiently provides a personal approach to counseling and provides critical thought.
Evaluation of Scenario CHSS 6.4
Paper does not include a proper evaluation of the scenario.
Paper provides only minimal evaluation of the scenario.
Paper includes a proper evaluation of the scenario.
Paper includes a sufficient evaluation of the scenario and includes some critical thought.
Paper thoroughly and sufficiently provides a proper evaluation of the scenario and provides critical thought.
Application of Personal Approach Counseling
Paper does not include application of personal approach to counseling.
Paper provides only minimal application of personal approach to counseling.
Paper includes application of personal approach to counseling.
Paper applies a personal approach to counseling and includes some critical thought.
Paper includes application of their personal approach to counseling and demonstrates excellent critical analysis and evaluation.
Organization and Effectiveness
Thesis Development and Purpose
Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.
Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.
Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose.
Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.
Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
Argument Logic and Construction
Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.
Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.
Argument is orderly but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument supports the purpose logically, but not thoroughly. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.
Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.
Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)
Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.
Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.
Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.
Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.
All format elements are correct.
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)
Sources are not documented.
Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.
Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.
Total Percentage 100
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