Some of the criteria that will be used for
assessing your essays are listed below.
Soft copies of essays should be submitted to the appropriate folder in the IVLE workbin. No hard copies will be accepted.
Percentage of total marks for your essay: 25%.
EL3222: Criteria Used for Marking
|A. Answering the question|
|1. Correct understanding of the question*|
|2. Execution of the main requirements of the question and/or its various parts*|
|B. Organisation of essay|
|4. Systematic and smooth development of arguments and ideas|
|5. Appropriate introduction and conclusion|
|6. Making correct observations|
|7. Good understanding and correct application of concepts|
|8. Ability to formulate and make use of original ideas|
|9. Ability to express own opinions or judgments*|
|10. Willingness to take intellectual risks, instead of following set patterns or procedures|
|E. Quality of argumentation|
|11. Adequate evidence and/or examples for observations and arguments|
|12. Relevant examples, observations or arguments|
|13. Significance of observations or arguments|
|14. The presentation of complete arguments|
|15. The presentation of fair or convincing arguments or observations|
|F. Critical, interpretive and thinking abilities|
|16. Critical thinking ability*|
|17. Ability to make perceptive observations|
|18. Depth of thinking|
|G. Command of language|
|19. Spelling errors|
|20. Grammatical agreement|
|21. Sentence construction|
|22. Idiomatic usage|
|23. Vocabulary: correct use of words|
|24. Problems with formatting?|
|25. Whether adequate research (where needed) has been done|
|26. The systematic and purposeful ability to use references|
Any feedback on the criteria, either generally, or in relation to individual assignments before their submission, is welcome.
Last revised: 03 February 2012.