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Semiotic Analysis Grading Rubric
Semiotic Analysis Grading Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
Provides at least three examples signfiers for a single signfied concept.
threshold: pts
15 pts
Exceeds
12 pts
Meets
9 pts
Attempts
0 pts
No Marks
pts
15 pts
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Analyzes a signfied concept
threshold: pts
20 pts
Exceeds
20 pts
Meets
15 pts
Attempts
0 pts
No Marks
pts
20 pts
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Arrives at a conclusion drawn from the analysis
threshold: pts
10 pts
Exceeds
8 pts
Meets
6 pts
Attempts
0 pts
No Marks
pts
10 pts
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Integrates visual sources
threshold: pts
15 pts
Exceeds
Uses Text-wrapping or in-line text formatting of images to create visual balance between text and images on page. Image are aligned with text margins. Uses figure labels (Fig. 1, Fig 2, etc) both in the caption and regularly when referring to the image in text. Writer will comment on key details or ideas from within the image. The use of the image will help propel the writer's thinking forward and/or will be explained in terms of how it helps us think about the writer's main idea or topic.
8 pts
Meets
Uses Text-wrapping or in-line text formatting of images to create visual balance between text and images on page. Image may or may not be aligned with text margins. Uses figure labels (Fig. 1, Fig 2, etc) in the caption and sometimes when referring to the image in text. The use of the image will help propel the writer's thinking forward and/or will be explained in terms of how it helps us think about the writer's main idea or topic.
6 pts
Attempts
May not use Text-wrapping or in-line text formatting of images to create visual balance between text and images on page. Images may not be aligned with text margins. Figure labels (Fig. 1, Fig 2, etc) are missing from either the caption or in-text of images. The use of the image may or may not will help propel the writer's thinking forward and/or may or may not explain how the quote helps us think about the writer's main idea or topic.
0 pts
No Marks
Does not use images, or does not use align images on the page with any formatting. Does not include figure labels (Fig. 1, Fig 2, etc). Image may not be commented on or applied to essay in a direct way. Writer leaves the interpretation of the image "for the reader" to figure out.
pts
15 pts
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Applies key words/ concepts of semiotic theory
threshold: pts
13 pts
Exceeds
7 pts
Meets
5 pts
Attempts
0 pts
No Marks
pts
13 pts
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Uses MLA page layout and documentation of sources
threshold: pts
10 pts
Exceeds
Creates a document with flawless MLA page layout and documentation of sources in-text and end of text. All images are correctly documented with a citation in the caption and Works Cited page.
8 pts
Meets
Creates a document using MLA page layout and documentation of sources in-text and end of text. There may be 2-3 minor mistakes in the page layout and citations. All images are documented, but there may be minor mistakes.
6 pts
Attempts
Creates a document with some features of MLA page layout and documentation of sources in-text and end of text. There are more than 3 minor mistakes present. Images may not be documented in the caption or Works Cited page.
0 pts
No Marks
Creates a document with few to no features of MLA page layout OR omits either in-text or end of text citations. There may or may not be an attempt to cite images.
pts
10 pts
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Applies least 3 quotes from Chandler's "Introduction to Semiotics" to analysis of an image, sign, or word.
threshold: pts
10 pts
Exceeds
To earn an "Exceeds" there must by more than three well integrated quotes. At least one quote will move beyond the basic points of semiotics and deal with the nuances or complexities of semiotic theory. A well integrated quotes will use signal phrases, or paraphrasing to lead into the quote. Writer will comment on key details or ideas from within the quote either before or after the use of the quote. The use of the quote will help propel the writer's thinking forward and/or will be explained in terms of how it helps us think about the writer's main idea or topic.
9 pts
Meets
To earn an "Meets" writer will use three well integrated quotes. A well integrated quotes will use signal phrases, or paraphrasing to lead into the quote. Writer will comment on key details or ideas from within the quote either before or after the use of the quote. The use of the quote will help propel the writer's thinking forward and/or will be explained in terms of how it helps us think about the writer's main idea or topic.
6 pts
Attempts
To earn an "Attempts" writer will use at least two quotes. Quotes may not be well integrated, applied in superficial way, or misinterpreted. Writer sometimes will comment on key details or ideas from within the quote either before or after the use of the quote. The use of the quote may or may not will help propel the writer's thinking forward and/or may or may not explain how the quote helps us think about the writer's main idea or topic.
1 pts
No Marks
Writer may refer to key idea and concepts from Chandler's text, but uses one or fewer quotes. Quotes may be poorly integrated, or not commented on or applied to essay in a direct way. Writer leaves the interpretation of the quotes "for the reader" to figure out.
pts
10 pts
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Writes 1,500-2000 words
threshold: pts
7 pts
Exceeds
Writes at least 2,000 words
5 pts
Meets
Writes at least 1,500 words
3 pts
Attempts
Writes at least 1,000 words
0 pts
No Marks
Writes 999 words or less
pts
7 pts
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Total Points: 100 out of 100