Outcome g

An ability to communicate effectively.

Unsatisfactory

Developing

Satisfactory

Exemplary

Score

1

2

3

4

Organization and mechanics  of presentation

Audience cannot understand presentation because of poor organization; introduction is undeveloped or irrelevant; main points and conclusion are unclear; slides seem to have been cut and pasted together haphazardly at the last minute; numerous mistakes; speaker not always sure about what is coming next

Audience has difficulty following presentation because of some abrupt jumps; some of the main points are unclear or not sufficient stressed; boring slides; no glaring mistakes but no real effort made into creating truly effective slides

Satisfactory organization; clear introduction; main points are well stated, even if some transitions are somewhat sudden; clear conclusion; generally good set of slides; conveys the points well

Superb organization; clear introduction; main points well stated and argued, with each leading to the next point of the talk; clear summary and conclusion; very creative slides; carefully thought to bring out both the main points as well as subtle issues while keeping the audience interested

Delivery of presentation and relating to audience during presentation

Mumbles the words, audience members in the back can't hear anything; too many filler words; distracting gestures; reads most of the presentation from slides or notes with no eye contact with audience; seems unaware of audience reactions

Low voice, occasionally inaudible; some distracting filler words and gestures; articulation mostly, but not always, clear; occasional eye contact with audience but mostly reads presentation; some awareness of at least a portion of the audience; only brief responses to the questions asked by the audience

Clear voice, generally effective delivery; minimal distracting gestures, etc., but somewhat monotone; generally aware of the reactions of the audience; maintains good eye contact with the audience while speaking and answering questions

Natural, confident delivery that does not just convey the message but enhances it; excellent use of volume and pace; keeps the audience engaged throughout the presentation; modifies material as required based on the questions asked by the audience and their comments; keenly aware of the reactions of the audience.

Presentation of ideas/ organization of paper

Bland presentation; sequencing and pace of topics seems random; doesn't lead up to any clear conclusions;

Some of the ideas are presented well; others are lacking; offers plausible conclusion(s);

Ideas are well organized and help the reader move along; the key points are presented but does not demonstrate in-depth understanding; leads up to convincing conclusion(s);

The paper is clear and focused; relevant, quality details give the reader important information; helps the reader develop *insight* into the topic.

Style of writing in the  paper

Occasional problems with word choices and sentence structure, leaving the reader unsure of the meaning; often resorts to jargon/ clichés.

Words and sentences are adequate in general but lack energy; reader has to struggle to keep reading to the end;

Good writing style; sentences flow smoothly and evenly;

Compelling writing style; connects strongly with the reader and keeps him or her engaged right to the end.

Average

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