(Grammar or Art) Grammar and/or art work were without flaws and professional in nature. Grammar and/or art work are quality in nature. Occasional errors but not enough to distract. Distracting errors, difficult to read. Fragmented sentences and grammar. Art completed in a haphazard manner. Very difficult to understand Neat and orderly Professional appearance Quality appearance Neat and orderly, easy to follow. Moderately neat, almost distracting. Lacks neatness and orderliness. Hard to understand Word Usage Word choice and usage are professional. Word choice makes piece interesting. Word choice simple but acceptable. Some mistakes in word choice and usage. Could be clearer. Word choice is inadequate or inappropriate. Message Message flows and is passionate. Message is clear and easy to understand. Message can be understood. Message not easily understood. Very hard to understand message. Creativity Very clever; creatively designed Displays creative thinking Shows some creative thinking Lacks creativity Copied from another source.
Next, determine the points you'd like to make each component of the project worth. It's easiest if you make your points add up to 100; then, you'll have the student's grade just by adding together the points he or she obtains. Alternatively, you could make total points any number that suits your grading system. Go through each bullet point and assign points for that section. Then, break down these points among the subsections you added. Let's consider the essay example again: you might decide that the "introduction" section is worth 20 points. Of that 20, you could break down the subcomponents so the thesis is worth 10 points, the hook, five, and creativity worth another five points. In a table system, each capsule is usually worth a certain number of points. For example, an introduction that's rated "good" according to all the descriptive terms would get five points, while "poor" would only get one.