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DBQ Rubric

Page history last edited by Cher McDonald 8 years, 5 months ago

AP US History Generic DBQ Essay Rubric

 

The 8-9 Essay

§ Contains a well-developed thesis that addresses all parts of the question

§ Supports the thesis with effective analysis

§ Effectively uses a substantial number of documents

§ Supports thesis with substantial and relevant outside information

§ May contain minor errors

§ Is clearly organized and well written

 

The 5-7 Essay

§ Contain a thesis that addresses part of the question

§ Has limited or implicit analysis of these ideals

§ Effectively uses some documents

§ Supports the thesis with some relevant outside information

§ May have errors that do not seriously detract from the quality of the essay

§ Shows acceptable organization and writing; language errors do not interfere with the comprehension of the essay

 

The 2-4 Essay

§ Contains a limited or underdeveloped thesis

§ Lack analysis; deal with the question in a general, simplistic, incomplete, or superficial manner.

§ Merely paraphrases, quotes, or briefly cites documents

§ Contains little outside information, or information that is inaccurate or irrelevant

§ May contain major errors

§ May be poorly organized and/or poorly written

 

The 0-1 Essay

§ Lacks a thesis or simply restates the question

§ Exhibits inadequate or incorrect understanding of the question

§ Has little or no understanding or the documents or ignores them completely

§ Contains no outside information

 

CLASS GRADE: (% of 100)

9 = 100/50 = 100%                                

8 =   96/48 = 96%                                    

7 =   92/46 = 92%                                      

6 =   88/44 = 88%  

5 =   84/42 = 84% 

 4 = 80/40 = 80%

3 = 76/38 = 76%

2 = 72/36 = 72%

1 = 68/34 = 68% 

 

 

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