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BYU-Idaho Writing Rubric

OBJECTIVE:  Create a document that meets the needs of an intended audience.

YOUR INTENDED AUDIENCE: ____________________________________________________

YOUR PURPOSE FOR WRITING:  __________________________________________________

AREA

AUDIENCE NEEDS

POINTS  AWARDED

POINTS

POSSIBLE

CONTENT

FOCUS:  Can the audience restate the document's main idea?   Will the audience think the purpose is too broad or too narrow?

DEVELOPMENT:  Is the audience satisfied with how thoroughly the subject has been explored?

LOGIC:  Does the audience see the reasoning as sound, sensible, and free of fallacies?

EVIDENCE:  Is the audience satisfied with the amount of direct support provided (i.e., statistics, surveys, quotations, textual references, etc)?

 

 

ORGANIZATION

STRUCTURE:  Can the audience follow and recall the document's organization?

UNITY:  Can the audience see how each detail, paragraph, and section contribute to the document's main idea?

 

 

LANGUAGE

CLARITY:  Does the audience understand the document without having to re-read sentences or guess at intended meaning?

STYLE:  Is the audience comfortable with the way sentence structure, tone, and vocabulary convey meaning?

MECHANICS:  Is the audience comfortable with the level of grammatical and mechanical control?

 

 

SOURCE INTEGRATION

INTEGRATION:  Is the audience comfortable with how needed source material is worked into the document?

DOCUMENTATION:  Is the audience satisfied with how needed sources are being documented?

 

 

GRAND TOTAL =________ /________

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: