Figure 1: Georgia State University Analytical Assessment Guide
Figure 1: Georgia State University Analytical Assessment Guide

 
Purpose
Organization
Evidence
Clarity / readability
In Assessing,
Considers
The degree to which the writer’s response 
Establishes and maintains a clear purpose 

Demonstrates an awareness of audience and task 

Exhibits clarity of ideas 

The degree to which the writer’s response illustrates
Unity 

Coherence

Selection of valid, accurate, and appropriate evidence
Accurate connection between claims and evidence 

The extent to which the paper exhibits language appropriate to the discipline
Conventional mechanics 

Consistently

Establishes and maintains a clear, relevant purpose
Demonstrates a clear understanding of audience and purpose 

Exhibits ideas that are developed in depth

Organized from beginning to end
Logical Transitions 

Consistent point of view

Uses a variety of appropriate evidence
Uses vivid and effective/ relevant evidence 

Connections are clear

Few if any errors

Frequently

Establishes a clear, relevant purpose
Demonstrates an awareness of audience and purpose 

Develops ideas but may be limited in depth

Organized but may have minor lapses in unity or coherence
Evidence is elaborated and appropriate
Connections are mostly clear
Some errors

Sometimes

Attempts to establish a clear, relevant purpose
Demonstrates some awareness of audience and task 

Exhibits rudimentary development of ideas

Inconsistencies in unity and or coherence
Ineffective transitions 

Shift in point of view

Limited variety
Inconsistent connections
Multiple and or pattern errors

Rarely

No purpose or ambiguous purpose
Demonstrates minimal awareness of audience and purpose 

Lacks clarity of ideas

Disruptive or incoherent organization
Lacks introduction or conclusion or meaningful transitions 

Skeletal organization

Little or no evidence
No or erroneous connections
Errors are frequent and disruptive


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