5 - Excellent
3 – Average/Acceptable
1 - Inadequate
General Considerations (5 points) 5 4 3 2 1
The genre of the assigned reading is clearly stated in the assignment.
The assignment follows proper MLA or APA formatting.
The assignment meets the minimum page requirement.
Genre’s Common Purpose (5 points) 5 4 3 2 1
The intended purpose of the assigned article is explained and compared to the common intended purpose of the larger genre.
The ways the assigned articles is effective and ineffective in achieving it’s intended purpose are explained.
Suggestions for how the ineffective elements or the effective elements could be augmented to better achieve the intended purpose are provided.
Genre’s Common Audience (5 points) 5 4 3 2 1
The intended audience is specifically identified rather than generally identified and compared with the common audiences of the larger genre.
The ineffective appeals are identified with consideration for how they would not appeal to the intended audience.
Suggestions for how the author could improve the appeals to the audience are provided.
Structure Analysis (5 points) 5 4 3 2 1
Any structures aside from paragraphs are noted.
Organization is examined both on a paragraph and sentence level to determine any patterns in the article’s organization.
Vocabulary Analysis (5 points) 5 4 3 2 1
Vocabulary in the assigned articles is compared with the common vocabulary of the genre for any similarities or differences.
Vocabulary unique to intended audience and topic are identified.
Grammar Analysis (5 points) 5 4 3 2 1
The common tense and person perspective of the assigned article is identified in comparison to what the larger genre often implements.
The rhetorical grammar of the assigned article is considered and evaluated base on what structures and patterns are present and evaluated for its effectiveness.
Linguistic Features (LF) & Grammar (5 points) 5 4 3 2 1
Writing style is crisp, clear, and succinct.
Word choices and tone are appropriately formal and reasonable for the audience and discourse community.
Careful proofreading is demonstrated by the absence of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and other sentence-level errors.
General Considerations _______ x 2 =_______
Genre Common Audience ______ x 3 =______
Vocab. Analysis _______x 3 = _______
Genre Common Purpose _______x 3 = ______
Structure Analysis _______x 3 = _______
Grammar Analysis _______x 3 = _______
LF & Grammar _______x 3 = _______