Discussion Question Set 2 Grading Matrix (20 Points Total)
Content/Critical Thinking (used to grade each question response)
0-3
Unacceptable/Poor
4-5
Novice/Competent
6
Excellent/Proficient
Response is missing to all or multiple parts of question or response is inappropriate.
No evidence that material was understood OR evidence of plagiarism (copied from book without using crediting author or using quotations).
Responds adequately to most parts of question; response may be minimal or missing for 1 subpart. May not provide sufficient detail or relies too heavily on direct quotations.
Shows evidence of understanding material but no/weak synthesis and/or no/weak evidence of critical thinking.
Responds fully to all parts of question; provides appropriate elaboration and detail; paraphrases and uses direct quotations appropriately/sparingly.
Shows evidence of understanding material, synthesizing the information, and critical thinking.
Writing Quality (overall score for set of question responses)
0
1
2
Incomplete or confusing sentences; several grammar, sentence structure, spelling or punctuation errors
Complete sentences; a few grammar, sentence structure, spelling or punctuation errors
Complete sentences; no grammar, sentence structure, spelling or punctuation errors

Discussion Question Set 2 Grading Matrix (20 Points Total)
Content/Critical Thinking (used to grade each question response)
0-3
Unacceptable/Poor
4-5
Novice/Competent
6
Excellent/Proficient
Response is missing to all or multiple parts of question or response is inappropriate.
No evidence that material was understood OR evidence of plagiarism (copied from book without using crediting author or using quotations).
Responds adequately to most parts of question; response may be minimal or missing for 1 subpart. May not provide sufficient detail or relies too heavily on direct quotations.
Shows evidence of understanding material but no/weak synthesis and/or no/weak evidence of critical thinking.
Responds fully to all parts of question; provides appropriate elaboration and detail; paraphrases and uses direct quotations appropriately/sparingly.
Shows evidence of understanding material, synthesizing the information, and critical thinking.
Writing Quality (overall score for set of question responses)
0
1
2
Incomplete or confusing sentences; several grammar, sentence structure, spelling or punctuation errors
Complete sentences; a few grammar, sentence structure, spelling or punctuation errors
Complete sentences; no grammar, sentence structure, spelling or punctuation errors