Grading Rubric for Final Grade

An explanation of the criteria I use to evaluate your overall participation in the class.


Reasons You Wouldn’t Pass

Reasons for C-range Grade

Reasons for B-range Grade

Reasons for A-range Grade


Missed more than two weeks of classes

Missed 3 or 4 classes without explanation

Missed more than 2 – 3 classes with explanation

Missed 1 or 2 classes

Paper Revisions

Not applicable

Revisions are superficial and don’t address root issues (see Writing grading rubric)

Revisions reveal independent thought and richer exegesis

Revisions reconsider earlier findings.


No posts

Majority of posts come in during last two weeks of semester.

Posts contribute to class discussion and conform to guidelines.

Posts offer clarication and new connections to material. 

Oral Presentation

No show

Presentation is unorganized.

Presentation is accurate and organized. Counter points are addressed.

Presentation is accurate and organized. Counter points are addressed and incorporated into final statement.

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