Participation

A Rubric for Participation Grade

An “A” grade:

  • Actively engages and listens to professor and peers, including careful note-taking
  • Arrives fully prepared to every class session
  • Completes all writing assignments
  • Plays an active role in full-class and/or group discussions
  • Class comments advance the level and depth of discussion
  • Level of class/group discussion is always better because of student’s presence

A “B” grade:

  • Makes a sincere effort to engage professor and peers
  • Arrives mostly prepared to nearly every class session
  • Completes all writing assignments
  • Participates fully in full-class and/or group discussions
  • Makes relevant class comments
  • Level of class/group discussion is occasionally better because of student’s presence

A “C” grade:

  • Limited interaction with professor and peers
  • Preparation, and therefore level of participation, are both inconsistent
  • Completes most writing assignments
  • When prepared, participates in full-class and/or group discussions.
  • Rarely makes relevant class comments
  • Level of class or group discussion is not affected by the student’s presence

A “D” grade:

  • Almost no interaction with professor and peers
  • Rarely participates in full-class or and/or small group discussion
  • Completes few writing assignments
  • Never makes relevant class comments
  • Level of class or group discussion is not affected by the student’s presence

An “F” grade:

  • No interaction with professor or peers
  • Rarely prepared
  • Multiple absences
  • Completes none of the writing assignments
  • Demonstrates a noticeable lack of interest in the material
  • Level of class or group discussion is harmed by the student’s presence

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