*Poetry papers must have good coverage of the poem and techniques used.
English 101/110 Pauline Christiansen
Grading Procedures for Composition Classes
1. PAPER GRADES
My grades roughly translate as follows:
A Thorough clear coverage of the poem and techniques used.
An “A” indicates that no change can be suggested in either content or mechanics. The paper has fully achieved the assignment requirements in a clear and thorough manner.
A- The minus indicates that minor changes are necessary in content or mechanics.
A/B The split grade is higher than a “B” grade and indicates that portions of the paper are already at “A” level but other parts need revision or change so if not revised the paper would be on a “B” level. The paper will be averaged as a 3.5
B+ Has left out some examples or parts of the poem. Some part of the paper is correct but lacks content and polish of an “A” paper.
B Reflects comparative levels of achievement still below the “A” level.
B/C, C+, C, C-
Any paper with a “C” grade or below is beginning to have major problems with content and mechanics. Usually it:
1. Lacking or missing major ideas or examples
2. Is too general an does not have adequate support material or details.
3. Has a number of fragments or run-ons or problems with sentence clarity.
4. Lacks organization and gives summary of plot without focusing on ideas.
5. Makes errors covered in class and contained on editing lists.
C/D, D+, D, D-
“D” papers have the same problem as “C” papers but on a more severe level or does not follow the assignment given.
F or incomplete - Writer has misunderstood and either not done (F) or only partially done (Incomplete) the assignment.