This single category term-paper rubric describes an A paper, a B paper, and a C paper. Grades are based primarily on readability and clarity. From MIT’s Principles of Applied Mathematics.

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Guidance for TAs for how to assign grades on a term paper draft. Includes a single-category rubric for the draft (based on effort and completeness) as well as a single-category rubric for the final paper (based on quality). This second rubric was used to supply an “advisory grade” in addition to the first-draft effort/completeness grade. From MIT’s Principles of Applied Mathematics.

Read more →This rubric for short writing assignments is used to help ensure that multiple TAs grade writing consistently with each other. From M.I.T.’s Principles of Applied Mathematics.

Read more →This form for critiquing and grading presentations is based on a student-generated list of criteria of effective math presentations. One instructor who used this form for grading commented that content should receive a heavier weighting in the grade so weaker students are encouraged to challenge themselves.

Read more →This peer critique assignment guides readers through the entire peer critique process: requesting specific feedback from peers, providing feedback to peers–including a summary comment and supporting constructive and positive comments, including the received critique with the revised paper, and a rubric that will be used to grade the peer critique. From Mia Minnes’ Undergraduate Seminar in Logic at M.I.T.

Read more →This concise assignment directs students to critique each other’s writing. Includes a rubric that will be used to grade the critique. From MIT’s communication-intensive offering of Real Analysis.

Read more →This assignment provides guidance and a rubric to students as they critique each other’s proofs. From M.I.T.’s communication-intensive offering of Real Analysis.

Read more →Guidance for TAs about grading a short writing assignment that students will revise. We also met as a group to compare grades to ensure consistency. From M.I.T.’s large lecture-based class, Principles of Applied Mathematics.

Read more →This grid for evaluating a term paper includes such topics as general aspects (e.g., paper has a clear message), exposition, technical content, and insightfulness. Each category is weighted equally and includes subcategories. From Pedro Reis’ Undergraduate Seminar in Physical Applied Mathematics at MIT.

Read more →This presentation rubric for an undergraduate research talk in mathematics describes basic expectations, characteristics of a good talk, and characteristics of an excellent talk.

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