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Article Rubric
Article Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
Title
threshold: pts
15.0 pts
The title is short, pithy and evocative. It conveys something specific and interesting without overloading detail.
12.0 pts
The title is short, pithy, and catchy. It conveys something interesting about the article’s topic and/or focal text.
9.0 pts
The title is engaging and basically effective, but it may be slightly long, misleading, or lacking in some other way.
6.0 pts
The article title is sufficient but may be too long, too vague, too specific, or misleading in some other way.
0.0 pts
The title is inappropriate, incoherent, or entirely generic.
pts
15.0 pts
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Lead / excerpt
threshold: pts
5.0 pts
The lead (sentence or paragraph) is especially effective or evocative, hooking the reader into the argument to follow.
4.0 pts
The opening sentence or paragraph effectively hooks the reader into the article, signaling the basic topic and the approach you'll undertake in the course of the article.
3.0 pts
The opening sentence is sufficient but may be vague, misleading, or off-topic in some way.
0.0 pts
The opening paragraph is misleading, missing, or incomplete.
pts
5.0 pts
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Images
threshold: pts
10.0 pts
Images are well-chosen, well-placed, and correctly documented. Their presence enhances and completes the argument of the article.
8.0 pts
The article uses images judiciously and appropriately (at least two), and embeds them correctly in the article with correct documentation.
6.0 pts
Images are present but may be insufficiently relevant, insufficiently documented, or incomplete in some other way.
0.0 pts
No images present or images are completely inappropriate to topic.
pts
10.0 pts
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Links
threshold: pts
5.0 pts
Links are well-chosen and well-placed, providing context but not distracting the reader with too many choices.
4.0 pts
The article uses links effectively to provide context for the discussion and/or support for the arguments presented.
3.0 pts
Links are present but one or more may be but may be insufficient, incorrect, or awkwardly placed.
2.0 pts
Links are present but are may be misplaced, incorrectly coded, or distracting in some other way.
0.0 pts
No links.
pts
5.0 pts
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Critical context
threshold: pts
15.0 pts
The article demonstrates an awareness of an existing critical context or conversation and engages responsibly and thoughtfully with that conversation.
12.0 pts
The article demonstrates an awareness of existing scholarly or critical contexts about the game or topic in question, using correct disciplinary or technological terminology. At least two critical or secondary sources are evident.
9.0 pts
The article indicates an awareness of context, but at least one source is insufficiently engaged or documented or may be incorporated ineffectively.
6.0 pts
The article indicates some familiarity of a context, but specific sources are absent, insufficiently engaged or documented or may be incorporated ineffectively.
0.0 pts
No demonstrated awareness of context.
pts
15.0 pts
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Writing
threshold: pts
15.0 pts
The writing is especially compelling, provocative or persuasive, with no grammatical, typographic or stylistic infelicities to distract from the article's overall effectiveness.
12.0 pts
The writing is clear, effective prose that is free of grammatical, typographic, or stylistic errors. The text is long enough to engage thougthfully and substantively with the chosen topic.
9.0 pts
The writing is competent and relatively error-free. It may, however, exhibit a few typographica, grammatical, or stylistic distractions, or it may develop its topic insufficiently.
6.0 pts
Some significant errors or omissions distract substantially from the effectiveness of the writing.
0.0 pts
Writing is incomprehensible or incomplete.
pts
15.0 pts
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Details
threshold: pts
5.0 pts
All technical and formal details are precise, correct, and effective. Image captions are complete, tags are pithy and informative, links are well-chosen and well-placed, and helpful.
4.0 pts
All technical and formal details are in place and correct: tags (3 - 5), category ("Blog"). image captions, featured image, links.
3.0 pts
Most of the details are in place and correct, but one or more may be incomplete, missing or incorrect.
2.0 pts
Some of the details are in place and correct, but two or more may be incomplete, missing or incorrect.
0.0 pts
All formal details are missing or incorrect.
pts
5.0 pts
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Total Points: 70.0 out of 70.0