Intercultural Communication Essay Grading Rubric
Understanding how you will be graded on your essay will be helpful as you organize your ideas and decide where to place the emphasis. As you will see below (and in the assignment sheet), the essay is about combining your own experience, observations and insight with concepts you are learning in this Unit.
Intercultural Communication Interview Essay Grading Rubric
| DescriptionYou scored a _____ on the rubric this equals
____points out of 10
|5 = You met the criteria for the assignment: You did what was asked of in the paper assignment and did fully summarize the topic you chose, etc. Your description was detailed and you gave full examples of the concept/theory you were explaining from personal observation, experience and/or reflection. Your responses showed complex and thoughtful detail. You gave specific examples to illustrate your points. You described what you personally learned from this experience. This assignment included time spent with a person or place related to this culture.
4 = You met the criteria for the assignment: you did summarize the topic you explored. Your description was detailed and you gave examples of the concept/theory you were explaining. You gave examples to illustrate your points. You described what you personally learned from this experience. Your descriptions could have been a bit more detailed.
3 = You met the criteria for the assignment and did describe the topic you chose. You did give examples of the concept or theory you were describing, but at times this was brief. Your responses should have showed more thoughtful detail. Your examples to illustrate your points could have been more detailed. You described what you personally learned from this experience. Paper was a bit brief.
2 = Your descriptions were very brief. Your ties between experience and theory were often foggy due the lack of description. Your paper was most likely brief (and short) due to the lack of details.
1 = Very little description was given. Your paper was much too brief.
0 = You did not describe what you did to any significant degree. Perhaps you listed definitions without any descriptions.
You scored a _____ on the rubric this equals
____points out of 10
|5 = You did go well beyond description! The paper thoughtfully and critically assessed the topic overall, describing how and most importantly “why” the theory explains the topic. You made connections between theory and experience that show creativity and critical thinking. Definitions and quotes were used to create unique insight into your topic. Personal reflection was used in addition to analytical critic based upon theory. It was clear that you analyzed your topic from an intercultural communication perspective. This essay required at LEAST 1 research article from a primary or academic source. Your integration of outside research was strong with correct citations and reference to the materials.
4 = You did go beyond description and did assess your topic. You did show a connection between theory and experience but could have, in places, added more emphasis on “why” this occurs and/or “how” this topic is related to intercultural communication. Definitions were used to create insight into your experience. Personal reflection was used. More integration of the theory and topic could be made. Some ties to outside research was included, as well as proper citations.
3 = You did describe the topic/experience and did make some attempts at explaining “why” this was important and “why” this occurs. However many explanations were brief and could have been more in depth. The analysis was based more upon personal experience than ties to theory. Definitions were used but did not offer unique insight concerning intercultural communication. Some theory was mentioned, but often was more “added” than fully integrated into the explanations and analysis. Some theory use was not fully correct.
2 = While you did describe what happened, the explanation of “why” this occurred was often brief and the paper focused more upon stating what the topic is and/or “what it is called” or it was based more upon personal experience. At times theory use was not fully correct.
1 = Weak analysis. The paper was mostly descriptive, relied mostly upon personal opinion and lacked analytical emphasis.
0 = There was no focus upon theory or analysis in this paper. It did not meet the criteria.
|Application of Theory
|5 = In your analysis and description, you thoughtfully integrated the theory from the text at least 5 times and cited the sources correctly (page reference)? Furthermore, there was a purposeful connection between your experience/observations/examples and analysis/theory. Strong synthesis and connection was also made with the research/primary source article.
4 = In your analysis and description, you did integrate the theory correctly at least 5 times. There was a clear connection between theory and experience/observation/examples. However, the connection should have been integrated and synthesized further. The theory use was correct but could have been a deeper use. Strong connection was also made with the research/primary source article.
3= You did correctly label the experience/observation/examples with the theory. However, you did not always explain how the theory connected to the experience. Some connection was also made with the research/primary source article.
2 = You did include some theory in your paper, but not 5 full citations. Your connections were loosely related and not explained in many instances. Research from outside research was mentioned but not cited correctly and not fully integrated.
1 = Theory seemed merely placed in the paper without any meaningful connection. A source was listed but it was unclear when and where the outside research was used.
0 = You did not cite the text 5 times. No outside research was used.