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Literary Interpretation Assessment Rubric – Spring 2006

Score



GENRE


LITERARY STRUCTURE


LITERARY TERMS



LANGUAGE


USE OF PRIMARY EVIDENCE


USE OF SECONDARY EVIDENCE


ARGUMENT

3

The essay shows a sophisticated awareness of how specific genres are constituted, form part of the structure and meaning of a literary work, draw upon tradition(s), or resist such traditions.

The essay explains literary structure and clearly shows its implications for its thematic and/or symbolic effects.

The essay uses and applies major literary terms with high accuracy and clarity, contributing to an understanding of the work being interpreted.

The essay shows thorough and insightful understanding of literal and figurative use of language as a fundamental aspect of a literary text.

The essay uses evidence from the primary text or texts under analysis with complete relevance and appropriate frequency, cited according to MLA standards.

The essay presents scholarly, up-to-date critical sources with a high understanding of their meaning and appropriateness, cited according to MLA standards.

The essay contains a logical, coherent, organized, innovative and sophisticated argument with a clear thesis.

2

The essay meets most aspects of this standard.

The essay meets most aspects of this standard.

The essay meets most aspects of this standard.

The essay meets most aspects of this standard.

The essay meets most aspects of this standard.

The essay meets most aspects of this standard.

The essay meets most aspects of this standard.

1

The essay meets some aspects of this standard.

The essay meets some aspects of this standard.

The essay meets some aspects of this standard.

The essay meets some aspects of this standard.

The essay meets some aspects of this standard.

The essay meets some aspects of this standard.

The essay meets some aspects of this standard.

0

The essay fails to meet this standard.

The essay fails to meet this standard.

The essay fails to meet this standard.

The essay fails to meet this standard.

The essay fails to meet this standard.

The essay fails to meet this standard.

The essay fails to meet this standard.

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  1. Hi Graham,

    I am leaving a comment here.  I am not sure exactly what you want commented on--the wiki looks good although it's a bit difficult to navigate without your instructions.