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Book Review Grading Rubric (1)
Book Review Grading Rubric (1)
Criteria Ratings Pts
Timeliness, format, and style (includes grammar and spelling)
threshold: pts
5 pts
On time; proper format; appropriate style.
4 pts
On time, but there are minor grammar or spelling errors.
3 pts
On time, but improper format and style.
2 pts
On time, but improper format and style.
1 pts
Late, and/or very inappropriate style.
pts
5 pts
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Understanding of main thesis/theses.
threshold: pts
5 pts
Demonstrates excellent understanding of the author’s main thesis/theses.
4 pts
Demonstrates good understanding of the author’s main thesis/theses.
3 pts
Demonstrates adequate general understanding of the author’s main thesis/theses.
2 pts
Demonstrates inadequate understanding of the author’s main thesis/theses.
1 pts
Demonstrates lack of understanding of the author’s main thesis/theses.
pts
5 pts
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Argument Summary (including the supporting biblical and theological evidence cited)
threshold: pts
5 pts
Demonstrates excellent understanding of the key aspects of the author’s arguments and shows clearly how evidence is used to support the arguments.
4 pts
Demonstrates good understanding of the key aspects of the author’s arguments, and shows how evidence is used to support the arguments.
3 pts
Demonstrates adequate general understanding of the author’s argument, but weaknesses are present in the details. Or, there are weaknesses in the way supporting evidence is expressed.
2 pts
Demonstrates inadequate understanding of the author’s arguments, and clear weaknesses are present in the details. Or, there is a failure to explain the supporting evidence.
1 pts
Demonstrates lack of understanding of the argument.
pts
5 pts
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Academic engagement with the main thesis/theses and the discrete arguments (either raising objections or extending the author’s insights)
threshold: pts
5 pts
Excellent engagement with the main thesis of the book, including the discrete arguments made by the author and the evidence supporting those arguments.
4 pts
Good engagement with the main thesis of the book, including the discrete arguments made by the author and the evidence supporting those arguments.
3 pts
Adequate engagement with the main thesis of the book, including the discrete arguments made by the author and the evidence supporting those arguments.
2 pts
Inadequate engagement with the main thesis of the book, including the discrete arguments made by the author and the evidence supporting those arguments.
1 pts
Failure to engage with the main thesis of the book.
pts
5 pts
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Total Points: 20 out of 20