Outcome g

 (g)  Ability to communicate effectively.

Performance Criteria

1

Unsatisfactory

2

Developing

3

Satisfactory

4

Exemplary

Organization (Written and Oral)

Appropriate organizational format (e.g., specific introduction and conclusion, sequenced material within the body, and transitions) is not observable.

Appropriate organizational format (e.g., specific introduction and conclusion, sequenced material within the body, and transitions) is intermittently observable.

Appropriate organizational format (e.g., specific introduction and conclusion, sequenced material within the body, and transitions) is clearly and consistently observable.

Appropriate organizational format (e.g., specific
introduction and conclusion, sequenced material within the body, and transitions) is clearly and consistently observable and is skillful and makes the content cohesive.

Supporting Materials (Written and Oral)

Insufficient supporting materials (e.g., explanations, examples, illustrations, statistics, analogies, quotations from relevant authorities) make reference to information or analysis that minimally supports or establishes the presenter's credibility/ authority on the topic.

Supporting materials (e.g., explanations, examples, illustrations, statistics, analogies, quotations from relevant authorities) make appropriate reference to information or analysis that partially supports or establishes the presenter's credibility/authority on the topic.

Supporting materials (e.g., explanations, examples, illustrations, statistics, analogies, quotations from relevant authorities) make appropriate reference to information or analysis that generally supports the presenter's credibility/authority on the topic.

Supporting materials (e.g., explanations, examples, illustrations, statistics, analogies, quotations from relevant authorities) make appropriate reference to information or analysis that generally supports or establishes the presenter's credibility/authority on the topic.

Overall Message (Written and Oral)

The overall message can be deduced, but is not explicity stated.

The overall message is basically understandable but is not often repeated and is not memorable.

The overall message is clear and consistent with the supporting material.

The overall message is compelling (precisely stated, appropriately repeated, memorable, and strongly supported).

Delivery (Oral Only)

Delivery techniques (posture, gesture, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness) detract from the understandability of the presentation, and speaker appears uncomfortable.

Delivery techniques (posture, gesture, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness) make the presentation understandable, and speaker appears tentative.

Delivery techniques (posture, gesture, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness) make the presentation interesting, and speaker appears comfortable.

Delivery techniques (posture, gesture, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness) make the presentation compelling, and speaker appears polished and confident.

Ability to respond to questions(Oral only)

Little to no ability to respond to basic questions related to the presentation.

Fair ability to respond to some questions related to the presentation.

Good ability to respond to all questions related to the presentation.

Excellent ability to confidently and compellingly respond to questions related to the presentation.

Style/Mechanics (Written only)

Consistent 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; multiple grammatical issues

Good writing style; sentences flow smoothly and evenly; less than three grammatical issues

Compelling writing style; connects strongly with the reader and keeps him or her engaged right to the end. No Grammatical issues

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