Less than Satisfactory
10.0 %Describe the history of the identified health issue. Give rationale for why it is an appropriate issue for analysis.
Does not describe any history relative to the identified health issue.
Description of the history of the health issue is present, but does not address why it is an appropriate issue for analysis.
History of the identified health issue is appropriate. Rationale for why it is an appropriate issue for analysis is only partially delineated.
History of the health issue is clear, descriptive, and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the explanation of why it is appropriate for analysis. Few inconsistencies.
History of the health issue is comprehensive, and supports the rationale for why it is appropriate for analysis. Clear delineation for this rationale is present with no inconsistencies.
20.0 %Examine determinants of health, including socioeconomic status, as they apply to this health issue.
Did not effectively apply the determinants of health, including socioeconomic status, to this health issue.
Applied either the determinants of health or socioeconomic status, but not both topics in full detail. Rarely used examples, supporting resources, or references.
Applied both the determinants of health and socioeconomic status to the health issue. Minimal use of examples, supporting details, or references.
Applied both the determinants of health and socioeconomic status to the health issue. Frequently utilized examples, but did not fully cover all of the topic material.
Clearly and systematically applied both the determinants of health and socioeconomic status to the health issue, utilizing references, examples, and supporting details.
20.0 %Differentiate past and present initiatives taken to address this issue. Include both public and private programs/ initiatives.
Does not differentiate past or present initiatives taken to address this health issue.
Partially differentiates past and present initiatives taken to address this health issue. Includes only public or private programs/initiatives, but not both.
Differentiates past and present initiatives taken to address this health issue. Includes both public and private programs/initiatives. Insufficiently developed.
Differentiates past and present initiatives taken to address this health issue. Includes both public and private programs/ initiatives. Well developed, but some inconsistencies exist.
Clearly differentiates past and present initiatives taken to address this health issue. Includes both public and private programs/ initiatives. Comprehensively developed. Clear examples given.
20.0 %Describe outcomes that have been developed and measured to determine if progress is being made with respect to this health issue.
Does not address criteria.
Describes outcomes to measure progress, but does not address how measurement is achieved.
Partially describes developed outcomes and measurements to determine if progress is being made with respect to the health issue.
Describes developed outcomes and measurement to determine if progress is being made with respect to this health issue. Some inconsistencies present.
Clearly describes the outcomes that have been developed and measured to determine if progress is being made with respect to this health issue. Clear examples given.
5.0 %Paragraph Development and Transitions Style
Paragraphs and transitions consistently lack unity and coherence. No apparent connections between paragraphs. Transitions are inappropriate to purpose and scope. Organization is disjointed.
Some paragraphs and transitions may lack logical progression of ideas, unity, coherence, and/or cohesiveness. Some degree of organization is evident.
Paragraphs are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization and/or in their relationships to each other.
A logical progression of ideas between paragraphs is apparent. Paragraphs exhibit a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Topic sentences and concluding remarks are used as appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.
There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas universally progress and relate to each other. The writer has been careful to use paragraph and transition construction to guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless. Individually and collectively, paragraphs are coherent and cohesive ? they ?sparkle.?
10.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, and grammar)
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors that distract the reader.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader.
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present.
Writer is clearly in control of standard, written American English.
5.0 %Language Use and Audience Awareness (includes sentence construction, word choice, etc.)
Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction, lack of variety in language use. Writer appears to be unaware of audience. Use of ?primer prose? indicates writer either does not apply figures of speech or uses them inappropriately.
Some distracting inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present. Sentence structure may be occasionally ineffective or inappropriate. The writer exhibits some lack of control in using figures of speech appropriately.
Sentence structure is correct and occasionally varies. Language is appropriate to the targeted audience for the most part.
The writer is clearly aware of audience; uses a variety of sentence structures and appropriate vocabulary for the target audience, and uses figures of speech to communicate clearly.
The writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choice in unique and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.
10.0 %Evaluating and Documenting Sources (includes use of appropriate style, correct citation format in-text and in reference section)
Plagiarism; rarely follows any documentation format correctly; uses non-credible sources. No References section.
Uses documentation, but frequent formatting/citation errors are present; some sources have questionable credibility. Reference section is not correctly cited.
Sources used are credible and documented appropriately to the discipline; formatting and citation is usually correct, but some lack of control is apparent. Reference section is correctly cited.
Documentation is appropriate and formatting/citations are correct, although a few errors/typos may be present; most sources are authoritative. Reference section is correctly cited.
There are virtually no errors in documentation format or citation; all sources are authoritative. Reference section is correctly cited and at least 3 references are used.
3.0 %Title page
No title page.
Title page is incomplete or inaccurate.
Title page has minor errors.
Title page is complete.
2.0 %Page constraint
Information presented does not meet minimum assigned length.
Information presented exceeds 1000 words.
Information is presented within word limit constraints.
100 %Total Weightage