Blog Assignment Rubric

Language and Society            LING6002

Blog Assessment Rubric, 2009

Please note:

1. The blog assessment task is worth 20%.

2. A mark out of 15 will be given for each of the 4 assessment criteria for the 5 postings (assessed as a group) and for the 5 comments (also assessed as a group). This means that students will be given a maximum mark of 120 which will then be converted to a percentage.

Unsatisfactory

0 – 3

Limited

4 – 6

Good

7 – 9

Very Good

10 – 12

Excellent

13 – 15

Score

a) postings

b) comments

Ideas

None of the postings or comments provide any original ideas or the ideas are not connected to the course matter.

Ideas in postings or comments are similar to those in previous postings or are similar to what was discussed in class.

Postings or comments demonstrate that the student expresses some original thoughts about the class materials.

Student expresses original ideas about the course material and demonstrates an application of the material.

Postings or comments demonstrate many new ideas related to the course material. Examples show implications for sociolinguistic research.

a)

b)

Intellectual engagement

None of the postings or comments engage with course topics.

In postings or comments provides limited opinions or examples about course topics.

In postings or comments demonstrates opinions on course topics and related issues.

In postings or comments responds to issues raised on course topics. Provides arguments and opinions on course topics and related issues.

Postings or comments demonstrate engagement with the course topics and materials. Arguments and opinions demonstrate an ability to relate the material to different contexts.

a)

b)

Use of enhancements (links/embedded images)

In postings or comments, no extra material was provided by student.

In postings or comments little evidence of providing extra material, or material was unrelated to the course.

Student provided some links in postings or comments.

Student often enhanced their postings or comments with links relevant to the course material or to their argument.

Student enhanced their postings or comments with links that were relevant to the course material and which were useful resources for other students (resulted in comments).

a)

b)

Writing quality

Uses incorrect grammar and/or spelling in postings or comments. It is difficult to understand postings or comments.

Sometimes uses incorrect grammar and/or spelling in postings or comments. It is difficult to understand the posting or comment.

Postings or comments have few errors in grammar and/or spelling. An argument or point of view is evident.

Postings or comments are easy to read and have a clear argument or point of view.

Postings or comments are enjoyable to read and have a clear argument or point of view.

a)

b)

TOTAL       …… / 120

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