Standards for Grading Exams in Level 2 & 3 Classes

Why do I start this list with the "B" paper? Because a B is a fine thing to get on a paper and because a B paper is a paper that fulfills the requirements of the assignment in full. In short, a B is the description of work well done. The A paper adds several positive qualities that surpass all the requirements of the assignment. Among these are clarity and richness in content. More detail is given below.




Significantly adapted from Shaw, H.E. (1984). Teaching Prose: A Guide for Writing Instructors (pp. 114-154). New York: W. W. Norton.