Written Communication Rubric
Level 5: Writing as an Art (Artistic/Poetic)
- Analyzes and reanalyzes evidence that others overlook, ignore, reject, and/or misunderstand.
- Interprets evidence by transforming it imaginatively.
- Explores and is inspired by paradox, ambiguity, incongruity, and dichotomy.
- Creates new rules for grammar, punctuation, usage, spelling, and style when needed.
- Creates new rules for organization as needed, or stretches old rules into new shapes.
Level 4: Writing as a Craft (Professional)
- Researches and analyzes the evidence thoroughly before interpreting it.
- Interprets evidence in surprising, original, and yet plausible ways.
- Focuses on anomalies as a way of testing and improving his or her interpretation.
- Follows all the rules of grammar, punctuation, usage, spelling, and style.
- Follows organizational guidelines as long as they are useful; modifies them as needed.
Level 3: Writing as Learning (Analytical)
- Analyzes the evidence carefully before offering an interpretation of it.
- Interprets the evidence in a logical, fair, recursive, and plausible way.
- Seeks out anomalies and qualifies his or her evolving interpretation to accommodate them.
- Follows most rules of grammar, punctuation, usage, spelling, and style.
- Organizes composition so that reader can trace the evolution of the final conclusion.
Level 2: Writing as Communication (Informative)
- Generalizes after only a cursory analysis of evidence.
- Summarizes rather than interprets evidence; or else interprets in obvious, biased, and/or simplistic ways.
- Ignores anomalies or incongruities that may complicate transmission of information.
- Makes some mistakes in grammar, punctuation, usage, spelling, and style.
- Organizes composition in a rigid, mechanical, and predictable way.
Level 1: Writing as Self-Expression (Confessional)
- Raises questions about emotional reaction to evidence, but does not pursue answers.
- Usually shares feelings about evidence instead of attempting to interpret it.
- Is confused by incongruities and can only point to them if noticed at all.
- Makes numerous errors in grammar, punctuation, usage, spelling, and style.
- Organizes in haphazard, stream-of-consciousness, unpredictable kind of way.
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