Rubric for IWA

This is how your IWA will be scored. PLEASE READ THIS before you begin your draft to make sure you are addressing the rubric. Reminder: the paper limit is 2000 words.

Understanding and Analyzing Context
The essay identifies a complex research question, clearly articulated within the context of the source materials.

Understanding and Analyzing Perspective
The essay evaluates multiple perspectives and conclusions, including objections, implications, and/or limitations of each perspective.

Selecting and Using Evidence
The argument interprets and synthesizes evidence from a wide range of sources.

Analyzing and Evaluating Evidence
The essay distinguishes well among various pieces of evidence in terms of their relevance and credibility.

Building and Communicating an Argument
The argument is logically organized, well‐reasoned, and complex. The argument presents resolutions, conclusions, and/or solutions that are unambiguously linked to evidence and fully address the research question.

Building and Communicating Argument
The essay clearly and convincingly links claims and evidence and includes insights drawn from the connections between them.

Selecting and Using Evidence
The argument appears to accurately attribute and cite all sources used. The bibliography includes all referenced sources, and is consistent and complete in citation elements.

Grammar and Style
The report contains few flaws in grammar or style and clearly communicates to the reader.


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