Transgender and/or homosexuals in the military

Essay must include a clearly stated thesis, outline page and essay 6-7 pages long (not to include outline page)

Paper must persuade by constructing a focused thesis, introducing and supporting major points, following a logical sequence and transitioning between points, providing analysis with factual data, summarizing and concluding.

Must use APA format

Form 1009W

Written Communication Assessment

Introduction 0 Points Missing thesis.

1 Points Weak thesis

2 Points Thesis is not focused or relevant to the writer’s purpose.

3 Points Thesis is partially focused or relevant to the writer’s purpose.

4 Points Thesis is sufficiently stated and focused.

5 Points Thesis is clearly stated, focused, and specific.

Development -Support

0 Points Major points do not support thesis.

1 Points Major points offer weak support for thesis or are poorly developed.

2 Points Major points partially support thesis.

3 Points Major points sufficiently support thesis.

4 Points Major points fully support thesis.

5 Points Major and minor points fully support thesis throughout.

Development- Points of View

0 Points Fails to consider any other points of view.

1 Points Mentions one additional point of view.

2 Points Presents other points of view but does not reason through them.

3 Points Presents other points of view and partially reasons through them.

4 Points Discusses multiple points of view.

5 Points Thoroughly introduces and discusses multiple points of view.

Development -Sequencing

0 Points No rational sequencing of major/minor points.

1 Points Sequencing of major/minor points confuses writer’s purpose.

2 Points Sequencing of major/minor points displays weak support for writer’s purpose.

3 Points Sequencing of major/minor points partially supports writer’s purpose

4 Points Sequencing of major/minor points effectively supports writer’s purpose

5 Points Superb sequencing of major/minor points thoroughly supports writer’s purpose

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Rubric Detail

Criteria

Levels of Achievement

Failed Unsatisfactory Marginal Developing Proficient Exemplary

Levels of Achievement

Criteria Failed Unsatisfactory Marginal Developing Proficient Exemplary

Development- Analysis

0 Points Fails to show how evidence supports main points/thesis.

1 Points Minimal analysis to link evidence to main points/thesis.

2 Points Partial analysis of evidence to show how it supports main points/thesis.

3 Points Some analysis of evidence to show how it supports main points/thesis.

4 Points Clear reasoning that sufficiently ties supporting evidence to main points/thesis.

5 Points Clear and thorough reasoning that shows how evidence supports main points/thesis.

Development- Transitions/Flow

0 Points No transitions.

1 Points Weak transitions throughout disrupt flow.

2 Points Several transitions are weak or unclear.

3 Points Transitions are mostly sufficient to maintain flow.

4 Points Transitions effectively connect major/minor points.

5 Points Smooth transitions throughout enhance readability.

Conclusion 0 Points No conclusion.

1 Points Conclusion Does not support the thesis, is disconnected from the evidence and reasoning, and/or introduces new ideas.

2 Points Conclusion shows little support for thesis, is not sufficiently linked to the evidence and lacks reasoning.

3 Points Conclusion partially supports thesis, is not strongly linked to the evidence.

4 Points Conclusion is primarily clear and sufficiently reinforces thesis and major parts, and is mostly justified by the evidence.

5 Points Conclusion is clear and reinforces thesis and major parts, and is fully justified by the evidence.

Style 0 Points Numerous wordy, vague or irrelevant sentences. 15 or more instances of

1 Points Several wordy, vague or irrelevant sentences. 11- 14 instances of passive voice.

2 Points Some sentences or paragraphs are vague. 7-10 instances of

3 Points Primarily clear, concise sentences and paragraphs. 4-6 instances

4 Points Clear, concise sentences and paragraphs. No more than 3 instances

5 Points Clear, concise sentences and paragraphs written in active voice.

passive voice.

passive voice.

of passive voice. of passive

voice.

Levels of Achievement

Criteria Failed Unsatisfactory Marginal Developing Proficient Exemplary

Grammar 0 Points 15 or more grammar, punctuation, and/or spelling errors.

1 Points 11-14 grammar, punctuation, and/or spelling errors.

2 Points 7-10 grammar, punctuation, and/or spelling errors.

3 Points 4-6 grammar, punctuation, and/or spelling errors.

4 Points No more than 3 grammar, punctuation, and/or spelling errors.

5 Points No grammar, punctuation, and/or spelling errors.

APA Format 0 Points 15 or more APA format errors.

1 Points 11-14 APA format errors.

2 Points 7-10 APA format errors.

3 Points 4-6 APA format errors.

4 Points No more than 3 APA format errors.

5 Points No APA format errors.

Plagiarism and Direct Quotes

-15 Points ANY plagiarism or more than 25% of essay consists of direct quotes (word count).

-5 Points No plagiarism. Essay consists of 16-25% direct quotes (word count).

0 Points No plagiarism or excessive use of direct quotes.

0 Points No plagiarism or excessive use of direct quotes.

0 Points No plagiarism or excessive use of direct quotes.

0 Points No plagiarism or excessive use of direct quotes.

Assignment Requirements

-10 Points Essay does not meet the assignment length requirement AND was submitted after the due date.

-5 Points Essay does not meet the assignment length requirement.

-5 Points Essay submitted after the assignment due date.

0 Points Met all assignment requirements.

0 Points Met all assignment requirements.

0 Points Met all assignment requirements.

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