a significant amount of independent, scholarly research was undertaken the majority of sources are from peer-reviewed publications, those that aren’t are used as primary research only.
A rubric is simply an evaluative measurement system or scheme.
devoted to writing feedback pertinent to the content, providing encouragement and critical assessment of reasoning and suggesting additional sources, authors or approaches to the topic…
Using the rubric helped the students get beyond mechanics to concentrate on the content of the paper.
In her excellent book on rubrics in higher education, Mary J.
Goggins Selke (2013) remarks that using grading rubrics usually results in higher quality and better conceptualized papers, with less time needed “to score the papers and more of that time…
The table below provides a general sense of how essays are graded.
The expectations remain the same no matter what your level of education, all that changes is matter of degrees.
While every effort is taken to make grading as transparent as possible in order to give students the most opportunity to excel, a degree of subjectivity is inherent in the process.
If you feel that you have met the criteria for a higher grade, by all means discuss this with your professor but be prepared to listen and learn from their explanation.