GRADING RUBRICS FOR REFLECTION JOURNAL ENTRIES

REFLECTION JOURNAL RUBRIC

Category

Description

Point Value

Mechanics
Well written, clear organization, uses standard English grammar, contains minor, if any, spelling errors

Well-written and well-organized

2

Inadequate due to lack of organization, grammar, and/or major spelling errors

1

MECHANICS – TOTAL POSSIBLE

2

Evidence of Critical Thinking
Critical thinking includes application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Arguments are clear and show depth of insight into theoretical issues, originality of treatment, and relevance. May include unusual insights. Arguments are well supported.

Demonstrates critical thinking and the ability to apply concepts.

3

Demonstrates some critical thinking and application of concepts

2

Shows minor or incorrect application of concepts

1

CRITICAL THINKING – TOTAL POSSIBLE

3

Development of Ideas
Well-developed thoughts, ideas, and details, which shows evidence of reflection, new ideas, and grasp of concepts.

Well-developed; shows evidence of reflection and/or metacognition; new ideas introduced and reflects a good grasp of concepts presented.

3

Shows some evidence of reflection, but not well-developed; few new ideas introduced but reflects a grasp of concepts presented.

2

Not much thought or detail; shows little evidence of reflection or grasp of concepts; no new ideas introduced.

1

DEVELOPMENT OF IDEAS – TOTAL POSSIBLE

3

Timeliness
Submitting by stated due date

Submitted by deadline

2

Submitted no more than 24 hours after deadline

1

Submitted more than 24 hours after deadline or not submitted

0

TIMELINESS – TOTAL POSSIBLE

2

OVERALL TOTAL POSSIBLE FOR REFLECTION JOURNAL

10