in chapter 10 in Napoli Discuss what you consider to be the most pressing issues concerning
gender differences in language use and perception based on the materials
in this Module. Summarize the arguments made in the sources we
considered and give relevant examples for maximum clarity.
How is Your Written Assignment Graded?
A rubric is a grading tool that explicitly represents the
performance expectations for an assignment or piece of work. A rubric
divides the assigned work into component parts and provides clear
descriptions of the characteristics of the work associated with each
component, at varying levels of mastery. Using a rubric provides several
advantages to both instructors and students. Grading according to an
explicit and descriptive set of criteria that is designed to reflect the
weighted importance of the objectives of the assignment helps ensure
that the instructor’s grading standards don’t change over time. Grading
rubrics are also valuable to students. A rubric can help instructors
communicate to students the specific requirements and acceptable
performance standards of an assignment. When rubrics are given to
students with the assignment description, they can help students monitor
and assess their progress as they work toward clearly indicated goals.
When assignments are scored and returned with the rubric, students can
more easily recognize the strengths and weaknesses of their work and
direct their efforts accordingly. The rubric for this writing assignment can be viewed at the bottom of this page.
Napoli, D. J., & Lee-Schoenfeld, V. (2010). Language matters: a guide to everyday questions about language. Oxford: Oxford University Press.