utilitarians and animal rights ESSAY (2 PAGES) (RUBRIC BELOW) (ETHICS)

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Above Average (5 points)

4 Points

Average (3 points)

2 Points

Below Average (0-1 points)



First paragraph clearly identifies the topic, thesis, approximate structure of the paper and previews main points.

Does not meet above average standards, but exceeds average.

First or second paragraph identifies the topic, thesis, and approximate structure of the paper.

Does not meet average standards, but exceeds below average.

Paper does not identify the paper’s topic, or thesis, or structure of paper.



Paper follows plan from intro and is clear and easy to follow; meets or exceeds length requirements

Paper follows a somewhat coherent plan, has a somewhat coherent structure, and is somewhat difficult to follow.

Paper does not follow a coherent plan, lacks structure, or is NOT THE PROPER LENGTH.






Contains no unclear sentences

Is readable, engaging, scholarly

Has no grammatical mistakes

No more than 1 minor ambiguity per page

Has a scholarly but dry tone

No more than 1 minor grammatical error per page

More than 1 ambiguity per page

Non-scholarly tone

More than 1 grammatical error per page


Support/APA format

Clearly identifies textual support with a minimum of 2 citations. Follows APA format structure with title and reference page.

No more than 1 serious failure to identify textual support properly; less than 2 citations; improper citations or references; minor APA formatting issues

Does not contain textual support. Does not follow APA citation guidelines; does not follow APA guidelines for formatting



Clearly states which arguments are stronger and why; makes clear connection between thesis and support; thorough support of thesis;  originality percentage is within guidelines

Incomplete or unclear explanations of which arguments are stronger and why; unclear connection between support and thesis; insufficient support of thesis; originality percentage exceeds limit

No attempt to explain which arguments are stronger or why; no connection between support and thesis; off topic; originality percentage exceeds limit-paper cannot be graded as student’s work



Last paragraph clearly states the thesis and gives a brief summary; complete and logical end to paper

Summarizes the paper content and provides closure to the paper or restates thesis

No summary of content; no thesis; abrupt end to the paper


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