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Analysis of Public Discourse Rubric
Analysis of Public Discourse Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
Title engages reader interest, indicates essay's topic, & previews essay's stance on issue
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3.0 pts
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Introduction creates an exigence for essay and introduces the ideas about the issue essay engages with
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10.0 pts
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Uses 7+ relevant, credible popular media sources representing 3+ areas of the political/ideological spectrum
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20.0 pts
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Incorporates 1+ course thematic readings in substantial way
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5.0 pts
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Analyzes sources' rhetorical situations to explain their representation of the issue and construct relationships between them
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42.0 pts
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Draws a research-supported conclusion about the actual nature of issue
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10.0 pts
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Documents references clearly & ethically, using form appropriate to overall style (hyperlinking for journalistic-toned pieces, MLA/APA/Chicago/etc-style citation system for academic-toned pieces)
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10.0 pts
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Writing, organization, and ideas are polished, coherent, and persuasive, showing evidence of revision and editing
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10.0 pts
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Total Points: 110.0 out of 110.0