Blog Grading Criteria

This semester there are four blog posts assigned. They are due on

  • September 24th
  • October 8th
  • November 19th
  • December 3rd

Each blog post is worth a total of 5 points.

I will be grading them based on the following criteria:

5 points. The blog post is focused and coherently answers or follows the prompt as assigned. It integrates outside examples with explanations and/or thoughtful analysis. The post reflects outside readings or research to help complete the prompt. Post is written in a lively style with complete thoughts, sentences, and correct grammar, spelling, and citations. Overall, the entry reflects in-depth engagement with the topic.

2.5 points. The blog post mostly answers or follows the prompt as assigned–it consists of mostly description, summary, or short answers. The post excludes evidence, solid examples, or thoughtful analysis or reflects only a passing engagement with the topic. Post contains incomplete thoughts, sentences or paragraphs, but is clearly trying to convey a response to the prompt; there are spelling and grammar mistakes. Post may fail to meet the length requirement of 400-500 words.

No Credit. The blog post is missing or consists of a few disconnected sentences and/or shows no evidence of student engagement with the topic.

I will post your blog grades and any feedback to the admin dashboard on your portfolios.