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C&T 807 RUBRIC for Media Analysis Project

Grading is ultimately subjective (A is for varying levels of excellence; B is for very good/ above average; C is for meets the criteria for the assignment/average; D is for does not meet the
criteria of the assignment, insufficient in important ways; F is for very insufficient.)

Components Excellent (+) A B+ (100 89) Acceptable () B C (88- 71) Unacceptable (-) below C
Title Captures main point of project in a few words Generally refers to content of project No title or title not explicitly connected to project.

Introduction Includes Includes Includes


Relevant points in an organized fashion Some relevant points but lacks coherence A basic understanding of concepts but information is missing.
Compelling discussion of the importance of issues A general discussion of the topic. Materials organized in a haphazard manner.
A clear statement, well conceptualized. (What you will look for Basic understanding of the problem. Surfacelevel presentation; fails to include important aspects.
or at in your media) Lacks clear rationale for project Demonstrates limited or inaccurate knowledge of major concepts and
Clear framing of the project and demonstration of your learning. Demonstrates an understanding of the major concepts and theories related to your topic.
A demonstration of thorough understanding of issues related to theories related to your topic.
selected group/perspective.
Body of Paper Includes
A discussion with some detail about the articles and the issues discussed in
Includes
A demonstration of understanding of pertinent literature.
Includes
Materials organized in a haphazard manner.
Grounding in the Literature class. Some critical analysis of themes. Sequential article summaries without critical analysis.
Analysis of pertinent literature integrates multiple perspectives. An understanding of issues related to representations in media. A lack of differentiation between research- based and opinion- based articles.
Contextualization the literature. Many misinterpretations.
A thorough understanding of issues related to representations in media. A research focus that is incomplete, and ill structured.
An inability to explain major ideas related to representations in media.
Use of listening guide or framework or something like it. Use of listening guide or framework or something like it. Little use of listening guide or framework
Depth of analysis (to what degree to you go beneath surface) Some depth of analysis (to what degree to you go beneath surface) Little depth of analysis Incorporation of appropriate class terms (like institutional
Analysis of Media Incorporation of appropriate class terms (like institutional racism, multicultural Incorporation of some appropriate class terms (like institutional racism, racism, multicultural education, privilege and so on).
education, privilege and so on). multicultural education, privilege and so on). Use of any tools note introduced and no definitions.
Use of any tools introduced in our discussion. If you use a term, define it! Use of some tools introduced in our discussion and some definitions. No breadth of analysis
Breadth of analysis (an appropriate breadth of themes covered or aspects of a Some breadth of analysis (an adequate breadth of themes covered or aspects
single theme) of a single theme)
Autobiographical relationships Use of what you have learned about yourself from class to clearly and
explicitly strengthen the points you make in your project.
Use of what you have learned about yourself from class to strengthen the
points you make in your project, but lacks clarity.
Little or no use of what you have learned about yourself from class to support
points you make in your project.
Includes Includes Includes
Relevant points in an organized fashion. Some relevant points but lacks coherence. A lack of information.
Presentation of ideas A complete, understandable, detailed presentation Demonstrates basic understanding and use of methodology. Materials organized in a haphazard manner.
Demonstrates higher level thinking. Analysis demonstrates connection to pertinent literature from class. Concerns relative to appropriate presentation of ideas
Analyses/discussion are thoughtfully connected to class discussion & readings. A demonstration of basic understandings related to representations in media Thin if any connection between class and interpretation.
A description of strengths and limitations of topics. Evidence does not support claims

Summary + Conclusions Includes Includes Includes


Evidence of systematic review of critical points. Limited evidence of scope, analysis and systematic consideration. A missing summary.
An explanation of key findings, strengths, and weaknesses. Places work in wider Issues presented, but the discussion is superficial and the topics are not well A lack of evidence of understanding of concepts and connection to pertinent
context. integrated. literature.
A demonstration of in-depth knowledge of the content discussed in class. Limited connection to pertinent research. A demonstration of inadequate knowledge of class content.
A demonstration of thorough understanding of representations in media. A demonstration of knowledge of course content. Unsuccessful linkages between theory and practice.

Presentation of ideas

Strong summary of your work
Address fit, or do not fit, with our readings.


Adequate summary of your work
Fit, or do not fit, with our readings addressed but lacks depth.


Adequate summary of your work
Fit, or do not fit, with our readings not addressed.
Explicit evidence of findings included in your presentation. Little evidence of findings included in your presentation. A lack of evidence of findings included in your presentation.
Include suggestions for lessons/strategies you might use in your classroom. Limited suggestions for lessons/strategies you might use in your classroom. No suggestions for lessons/strategies you might use in your classroom.

References APA-formatted references mentioned in text. References used, but lack clarity. References presented without APA formatting and in a haphazard way.

Style, Contents, Organization, Includes Includes Includes


All required information Most required information and is organized clearly. Little information.
and Communication skills Clear organization. A Demonstration of weaknesses in knowledge and appropriate written Points organized in a haphazard manner and demonstrates serious weaknesses in
A demonstration of knowledge and appropriate written communication skills. communication skills. (Some content is missing.) written communication skills. Does not follow APA style.
Errors that do not detract from the overall meaning. Organizational and style problems, with errors that detract from the overall
meaning.