HIST 2320: Western Civilization 1715 to the Present
Rubric: Book Review HIST 2320
Total Points: 100
|Satisfies 1500 Word Requirement (Weight: 1x)||§ Does not satisfy requirement.||§ Paper is at least 1500 words long.|
|Thesis (Weight: 1x)||§ Student does not present a thesis statement.||§ Student has a thesis statement, but it is unclear and does not concisely describe the argument of the book and the student’s own opinion. HIST 2320||§ Student has a thesis that is clear and concise.
§ Student’s thesis describes the author’s main argument and the student’s opinion of the book.
|Summary of Book
|§ Includes a summary, but it is short and without the student’s own analysis.||§ Summary gives a very general overview of the book and its contents.
§ Student describes some evidence used by the author. HIST 2320
|§ Student thoughtfully and completely summarizes the content of the book most relevant to the author’s argument as well as adds own analysis.
§ Summary describes evidence the author used to support their argument.
|Gives Review and Opinion of the Book (Weight: 2x)||§ Gives short and unelaborated opinion of the author’s book.||§ Student gives own opinion of the book, but does not provide analysis of the author’s structure and argument||§ Student gives thorough and complete review of the book, including analysis of the author’s argument, style, HIST 2320evidence, and overall quality of the book.|
|Connects the Book to Material from HIST 1310 (Weight: 2x)||§ Connects material to the history of Western Civilization with little evidence.||§ Student connects material from the book to HIST 2320.
|§ Student accurately and thoughtfully connects material in the book to material from HIST 2320, indicating the book’s overall importance to the history of western civilization.
|Bibliographic Information (Weight: 1x)||§ Gives title and author of book reviewed.||§ Gives title and author of book reviewed at the top of the first page.
§ Gives page numbers for direct quotes. HIST 2320
|§ Uses a consistent citation style (MLA, or Chicago, or APA) to cite direct quotations and evidence.
§ Gives complete bibliographic information of book at the top of the first page (Author, Title, Place of Publication, Publisher, Date published).
|Presents Work in a Professional Manner in the paper
|§ The paper includes grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.
§ The paper is not well organized and clear and does not have an introduction or conclusion.
|§ The paper is free of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors. HIST 2320
§ The paper is somewhat organized and clear, and may have either an introduction or a conclusion.
§ The paper does not make use of topic sentences.
|§ The paper is free of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.
§ The paper is very well organized and clear, and has clear topic sentences for each paragraph.
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