ENGLISH DEPT GRADING CRITERIA

These criteria apply to typical papers in English composition and literature courses. These standards do not consider a student's effort or ability; they apply only to the finished paper itself. A grade of C is considered adequate or satisfactory. Grades of A and B represent significantly higher performances, while D and F are not passing grades. Instructor may consider the context of the paper (type/level of the course, point in the semester, in-class preparation, focus of the assignment) in assigning a grade.

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NARRATIVE FORMAT                             

Standard Grading Criteria

Grading Criteria for Expository Essays with Source Citations

Grading Criteria for Literary Analysis

 

CHART FORMAT

Standard Grading Criteria

Grading Criteria for Expository Essays with Source Citations

Grading Criteria for Literary Analysis