Grading Criteria for Writing Assignments

Everyone communicates and this includes people who develop and use mathematics. When writing or speaking we must not only have our logic correct, but we must make our point clear for our audience.

Criterion

Description

Grammar and Spelling

Is everything written in complete sentences?
Is everything spelled correctly?
Is the punctuation correct?

Is mathematical notation used correctly?
Is the mathematics punctuated correctly?

Style

Is there an introduction stating the thesis of the essay?

Are the ideas clearly expressed?
Are the ideas supported with evidence?

Are the ideas presented in a logical order?
Is the paper neat?

Content

Was a correct conclusion reached?

Were all of the important issues addressed?

Were the connections between ideas noted?

Are the conclusions insightful?

Calculations

Are all the calculations correct