English Question

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Question

Please discuss the following prompt:

There is a story of a Buddhist monk who was on a ship with a maniac who was killing everyone on board. The monk eventually decided to kill the man in order to prevent further harm to others on board. Do you think this conforms with the principles set out in Buddhism? Why or why not? How do you think karma and compassion come into play in this story?

Mini Essay Rubric with Guide

Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEngagementThis judges your ability to answer the prompt. It not only includes content but also ensures you adhere to the length requirements

7 pts
Full Marks

Full marks have been achieved. You have clearly answered the prompt fully and reached the word length requirement.

6.09 pts
Very Good

This answered the prompt, but only superficially. More depth is required. This may have also been short of the required word length.

5.18 pts
Good

This doesn’t really address the prompt fully, and/or does not meet the word length requirements. More is required.

4.27 pts
Satisfactory

Does not really address the prompt, and is significantly short of the word length requirements.

3.36 pts
Fail

Fails to address the prompt in any meaningful way.

0 pts
No Marks

7 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeKnowledgeThis judges your ability to understand the greater issues at play within the prompt. It not only includes understanding but also examines how these themes relate to larger themes in the class or in the world.

6 pts
Excellent

Full marks have been achieved. You have clearly understood and have addressed the issues at play.

5.22 pts
Very Good

This shows a pretty good understanding of the material, but some points were confused or unclear.

4.44 pts
Good

There were some significant parts that demonstrated a lack of understanding or were unclear.

3.66 pts
Satisfactory

Does not really understand or address the issues at play, but does touch on some of the themes raised in class.

2.88 pts
Fail

Fails to understand the issues in any meaningful way.

0 pts
No Marks

6 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCritical AnalysisThis judges your ability to critically analyze the issues in a meaningful way. It shows your ability to think for yourself and support your claims with evidence.

7 pts
Excellent

Full marks have been achieved. You have clearly demonstrated your critical analysis of the material by digesting the material and using original thought to explain your understanding.

6.09 pts
Very Good

This shows some strong critical analysis but has relied too heavily on other’s ideas and opinions, without contributing much of your own thinking.

5.18 pts
Good

Much of your ideas were lost, but instead only relied on opinions of others to do the thinking for you. It tends to be only a series of quotes and cited material, without your voice entering into the picture.

4.27 pts
Satisfactory

Does not really provide much critical analysis either from others or yourself.

3.36 pts
Fail

Fails to provide any sort of analysis at all.

0 pts
No Marks

7 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResearchThis judges your ability to research your material. You should have at least one external peer-reviewed source, and one text we have used for class

4 pts
Excellent

Full marks have been achieved. You have not only met but exceeded the requirements for finding and utilizing peer reviewed sources relevant to the issues.

3.48 pts
Very Good

This was very good. You have met the minimum requirements for finding peer reviewed sources relevant to the issues.

2.96 pts
Good

This does not meet the required number of peer reviewed sources but does have at least some.

2.44 pts
Satisfactory

This has sources, but they are not peer reviewed or not relevant to the issues.

0 pts
Incomplete

Fails to provide any meaningful research at all.

4 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStructure/Flow/GrammarThis judges your ability to organize your thoughts in your essay in a clear and well-structured manner. It also demonstrates a writing style that complements the information you are trying to portray.

3 pts
Excellent

Full marks have been achieved. Your writing is clear and easy to follow from point to point. Is structured well, with no/very few grammatical mistakes, and flows nicely from start to finish.

2.61 pts
Very Good

This was very good, but had a number of grammatical mistakes and/or issues with flow. Be sure to look at my writing tips for things to avoid.

2.22 pts
Good

This had significant grammar and/or structural issues. The points were difficult to follow and seemed to lack flow from one point to another.

1.83 pts
Satisfactory

Some structure but hard to follow

1.44 pts
Fail

Not really structured at all and/or very difficult to read.

0 pts
No Marks

3 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCitationThis judges your ability to properly cite your research and resources. I require the use of Chicago (CMS) style. I have provided a resource through my writing tip about how to use the style of citation.

3 pts
Excellent

Full marks have been achieved. You have citied everything perfectly.

2.61 pts
Very Good

This was close, but there was some inconsistency in your citations. Sometimes you got it, and sometimes you didn’t.

2.22 pts
Good

This was good, but you are likely missing some information in your footnotes/bibliography.

1.83 pts
Satisfactory

This means you are probably confusing Chicago style with other styles, or you have used Chicago style, but forgot a bibliography.

1.44 pts
Fail

Simply did not use the Chicago style at all. You may have used another style perfectly, but that is not what I require.

0 pts
Incomplete

Failed to use any footnotes and/or bibliography at all through your essay, neglecting to properly cite any information.

 

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