Blog Comment Grading Policy

As promised!  Here’s the grading rubric for your blog comments.  I’ll be sending these grades to you privately each week, to reflect the quality of your blog comments and participation in our out-of-the-classroom discussion.

4:  Outstanding.  Focused analysis and, though brief, demonstrates a high level of engagement with the response questions.  Points to evidence from the text to back up claims.  Responds to more than one question and considers the previous responses of classmates (beyond indicating agreement or disagreement) in formulating answers.  Applies standard English grammar and punctuation conventions.

3:  Good.  Reasonably clear analysis, demonstrating a solid level of engagement with the response questions.  Occasionally points to evidence from the text to back up claims and may refer to classmates’ previous responses in formulating answers.   Applies standard English grammar and punctuation conventions.

2: Underdeveloped.  Shallow analysis, demonstrating brief or superficial engagement with the response questions.  Does not utilize textual evidence, or uses evidence inappropriately.  Does not respond fully to questions or consider classmates’ previous responses.  May have numerous grammar and punctuation errors.

1: Limited.  Unfocused, exceedingly brief, demonstrates little to no engagement with response questions.

0: No Credit.  The student did not submit a response.

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