Frankenstein Critical Analysis Evaluation

Attachments

Grading Rubric for Critical Analysis

1

Category Needs Improvement

( point)

Meets Requirements

( points)

Exceeds Requirements

( points)

Thesis

 Thesis lacks a judgment
about the novel

 Thesis does not appear
in the introduction or

conclusion

 Essay contains a single
thesis that evaluates the

novel

 Thesis appears in
introduction and

conclusion paragraphs

 Essay contains a single
thesis with a plan of

development that

evaluates the novel

 The thesis appears in
introduction and is

restated in conclusion

Thesis Support or

Development

 The body paragraphs do
not support the thesis

with relevant examples,

reasons, or evidence

 The body paragraphs
contain assertions

without support from

the novel, study guides

or literary criticism

 Minimal support for
each claim

 Some irrelevant support
present, but most

evidence supports

thesis.

 All assertions are fully
supported and relate to

thesis.

 All support comes from
the novel, the literary

critique and/or study

guides

Grading Rubric for Critical Analysis

2

Category Needs Improvement

( point)

Meets Requirements

( points)

Exceeds Requirements

( points)

Category

Needs Improvement

( point)

Meets Requirements

( points)

Exceeds Requirements

( points)

Grammar errors are

defined as: sentence fragments,

subject-verb agreement, verb

form and verb tense errors,

fused sentence (run-on),

pronoun reference, pronoun

agreement error, and article

misuse.

 Four or more different
grammatical errors
appear in the work

 The identical two to
three grammatical

errors repeated

throughout the work

 One to three different
grammatical errors
appear throughout the

essay

 The same one to two
grammatical errors
repeated throughout

 The essay contains few
to no grammatical

errors

 The essay may contain
occasional, one-time

grammar error without

repetition

Punctuation errors are

defined as: comma splices,

misused commas, and

apostrophe errors.

Capitalization errors

 Four or more different
punctuation and/or

capitalization errors in

the work

 The identical two or
three punctuation and

capitalization errors

repeated throughout

the work.

 One to three different
punctuation and

capitalization errors in

the work

 The identical one to
two punctuation

and/or capitalization

errors repeated

throughout

 The essay contains few
to no punctuation and

capitalization errors

 The essay may contain
an occasional, one-time

punctuation and

capitalization error

Grading Rubric for Critical Analysis

3

Category Needs Improvement

( point)

Meets Requirements

( points)

Exceeds Requirements

( points)

Supporting Source

 No supporting critical
source provided

 The supporting source
does not comment on

novel or the literary

form of story

 Supporting source
does not originate

from a university

publication, literary

journal or online

literary website

 Supporting critical
source about novel

provided

 Supporting source
appeared in a

university

publication, literary

journal, or online

literary website

 More than one
source about the

novel provided

 All sources
appeared in a

university

publication,

literary journal,

or online literary

website

Grading Rubric for Critical Analysis

4

Category Needs Improvement

( point)

Meets Requirements

( points)

Exceeds Requirements

( points)

Documentation

Quotes,

Paraphrases, and

Summaries

 The essay did not employ
direct quotes, paraphrases,

and summaries but relied on

only one type, probably

quotes.

 Quotes are not integrated into
sentences.

 Quotes have an introduction,
a speaker, or integrated into

sentence.

 The essay used two out of
three: quotes, paraphrases, or

summaries

 Quotes are properly
integrated into

sentences.

 Quotes, paraphrases,
and summaries are

employed in essay.

Parenthetical

Documentation

 No acknowledgment of source
of quotes, paraphrases or

summaries either as introduction

to the facts or in parenthetical

documentation.

 Parenthetical documentation
frequently used after quotes,

paraphrases, and summaries

but imperfectly formatted.

 Parenthetical
documentation used in

correct format after all

quotes, paraphrases,

and summaries.

Grading Rubric for Critical Analysis

5

Category

Needs Improvement

( point)

Meets Requirements

( points)

Exceeds Requirements

( points)

Work Cited Entries

 No Work Cited entry or
inadequate Work Cited entry

(full bibliographic omitted)

 One critical article from
appropriate source in correct

MLA format

 Novel listed in correct format

 More than two sources
in the Works Cited

 Perfectly formatted
Work Cited for all

sources in the essay

Length

 Less than three double-
spaced, typed pages or fewer

than 750 words (with

appropriate font size and

margins, excluding Works

Cited)

 Three typed, double-spaced
pages or 750 words (with

appropriate font size and

margins, excluding Works

Cited).

 3+ double-spaced,
typed pages or more

than 750 words (with

appropriate font size

and margins, excluding

Works Cited).

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