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Junior Writing Portfolio: Assessment

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All portfolios will be evaluated by a committee of professors from across the disciplines using the Junior Writing Portfolio Scoring Rubric. This rubric will assess the following aspects of student writing:

  1. Clarity & Style
  2. Organization & Fluidity
  3. Explanation & Evidence
  4. Critical Thinking
  5. Research Techniques
  6. Mechanics & Usage

Each category of student writing will be scored on a scale from 1-5 (with 5 being the highest). The entire portfolio will then be given one of the following grades:   

PASS - Students who receive a Pass will receive a grade of CR (credit) on their transcripts for JWP 301.

FAIL - Students who receive a Fail for the JWP will have the grade NC (no credit) recorded on their transcript for JWP 301 and will be assigned a Writing Center tutor who will work with them throughout the following semester.

For a printable copy of the complete rubric, click here

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