What Is a Rubric? What Is a Rubric in This Course?

Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary defines a rubric as “a guide listing specific criteria for grading or scoring academic papers, projects, or tests.”


In this course, rubrics:

·      Used before you work, let you know what the instructor considers important

·      Used after you work, let you know where the instructor thinks you are “getting it” and what you can do to become stronger

·      Let your instructor mark consistently but quickly


This course uses different rubrics when grading:

·      Your paper—and with this one I also mark your paper according to the rubric

·      Your response to my feedback so that I can tell that you understood what I had identified

·      Your peer review of another student’s paper

·         Your response to the peer review of your own paper by another student



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