80.0 % Case Study
Case study does not reflect a behavior management approach.
Case study is weak or missing parts of the behavior management approach.
Case study contains most parts of the behavior management approach.
Case study contains all parts of the behavior management approach and is reflective of a general understanding of the approach.
Case study effectively demonstrates a complete understanding of the behavior management approach.
7.0 % Thesis Development and Purpose
Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.
Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.
Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.
Thesis and/or main claim are clear, forecasting development of paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.
Thesis and/or main claim is comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
8.0 % 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. Writer either doesn’t apply figures of speech or uses them inappropriately.
Some distracting and/or inconsistent language choices, sentence structures, and/or word choices are present. Sentence structure may be sporadic. 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; 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.
5.0 % Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar)
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors 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, academic English.