or innovative work, or fulfills an especially challenging or
original task. Content is complete, detailed, and
very clear, and convincingly supports the purpose. Conclusions
are well-supported by the data. Demonstrates a high level of
understanding and perspective. Displays a high degree of
original, creative and/or critical thinking.
||Project fulfills all
of the objectives of the assignment. Content is largely complete
and generally clear and supports the purpose, but could be improved.
Demonstrates a firm grasp of the technical material, but without as
much perspective or original thinking as an "A" paper.
||Fulfills most of the
objectives of the assignment. Content has some gaps and is
sometimes unclear. Information may not fully support the
purpose. Treatment is general and lacks detail.
Demonstrates a reasonable grasp of the technical content but little independent thought. May contain errors in technical content.
|Fails to fulfill the
basic requirements of the assignment. May be completely
off-topic. Content may be significantly incomplete.
Information does not support the purpose. Fails to demonstrate
understanding of the technical material. May contain significant
errors. No evidence of indepent thought.
||Clearly directed at
the appropriate audience. All features are adapted to this
||Directed at the
intended audience, but some features are not well adapted to this
deficiencies in how the document is tailored for the intended
for intended audience.
information are effectively arranged to support the purpose.
Reader can easily follow and revisit information. Data and
descriptions are clearly separated from interpretations.
information are arranged to support purpose but could be
improved. Usually reader can follow and revisit information.
information are not effectively arranged. Reader has difficulty
following and revisiting information.
||Writing lacks any
semblance of organization. Reader cannot follow.
support purpose. Placement helps reader to understand content.
purpose but could be improved. Placement is usually helpful to
support purpose. Placement may be inappropriate or distracting.
inappropriate and do not help reader to understand content.
efficient, clear and easy to read. Smooth transitions between
topics/ideas. Lot's of help for the reader (overview, topic
sentences, transitional sentences, section headings, etc.) Tone
is appropriate (formal/professional).
||Writing is sometimes
wordy, and/or awkward, but is clear and reasonably
readable. Some awkward transitions between topics/ideas.
Not enough help given to the reader. Tone is still appropriate.
frequently wordy and/or awkward, and meaning is sometimes not
clear. Little help is given to the reader. Tone may
||Writing is very
unclear and difficult to read.
|Document is free of
||Document contains a
small number of mechanical errors, which distract the reader from the
many noticeable errors.
||Error rate is high,
rendering the document unusable.