Sacramento state Advisory Standards for Writing

The following rubric was created by the Faculty Senate Subcommittee for Writing and Reading. It is meant as a useful guide but not an absolute standard for the university: writing criteria will vary from instructor to instructor and discipline to discipline.  

An "A" paper:  A paper in this category

Guideline for multilingual writers: Grammatical errors are rare and do not interfere with overall effectiveness of paper; occasional imprecision in word choice and usage may occur. 

A "B" paper: A paper in this category

Guideline for multilingual writers: Some grammatical errors may occur throughout the paper but do not interfere with overall effectiveness; occasional inappropriate word choice or incorrect usage may occur. 

A "C" paper: A paper in this category

Guideline for multilingual writers: Grammatical errors, inappropriate word choice, or incorrect usage may occur throughout the paper but rarely interfere with effective communication. 

A "D" paper has some of the following qualities: A paper in this category

Guideline for multilingual writers: Serious and frequent errors in grammar, word choice, or usage seriously hinder communication.

An "F" paper has many or all of the qualities listed under a "D" paper.

 
Guidelines for Evaluating the Writing of Multilingual Writers:
The writing of multilingual students should be held to native speaker standards for content and addressing the assignment.  However, because certain types of errors persist in multilingual writing even at an advanced level, some accommodation for multilingual features is appropriate.