Grading rubric for ISS 305 Reading Responses
Ethan: You should grade responses 1, 3, and 5.
Hyunwoo: You should grade responses 2, 4, and 6.
The maximum grade a reading response can have is 3.5. A student should receive a 3.5 if:
• The reading response was submitted by midnight of the day we discussed that material
• It includes every reading/video assigned for a class (sometimes there are 2)
• States what the general argument of the reading is.
• The student discusses other potential explanations for the argument besides what the
• In cases where there is empirical evidence supporting the argument, the student
describes the evidence used. This is not essential for the Kida chapters which are mostly
supported by examples.
A student should receive 3.3 or 3.4 (between 94 and 97%) if:
• Everything is the same as above, but it was submitted one or two days late.
• The student addresses all but one of the items above.
• The student addresses all the items above but doesn’t clearly state what the main
A student should receive 3 to 3.2 (between 86 and 91%)
• Everything is the same as above, but it was submitted over two days late.
• The student shows evidence of doing the reading, but doesn’t discuss the argument, but
instead focuses on her/his opinion.
• The student is missing 3 of the issues described in the bullet points for a 3.5 grade.
A student should receive 2.5 to 2.9 (between 71 to 82%)
• All the important issues are covered but it is a week or later (the later it is, the lower the
• The student mischaracterizes the reading. For example, says the evidence the author
uses is an experiment when it is a descriptive article or chapter. Or says the reading is
about a different topic completely.
A student should receive between 2.1 and 2.4 (between 60 and 68%) if:
• The student wrote about only one of the readings included when there are 2.
• Did a really poor job, but submitted on time. By poor job I mean just wrote a paragraph
about the reading but not much else.
A student should receive a failing grade (2 or less):
• The student wrote about the wrong reading.
Did a poor job and submitted late.
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