US ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY SENIOR LEADER COURSE

Form 1009W, Assessing Writing

IAW TP 350-70-7 appendix C Assessment Instruments NAME: ASSIGNMENT: Analytical Essay DATE: FACILITATOR: RATING: UNSATISFACTORY SATISFACTORY SUPERIOR RANGE: 0-69.9 70-89.9 90-100 EARNED: COGNITIVE LEVEL ATTAINED: Higher levels include characteristics of lower levels ANALYZING: Breaking material into constituent parts, determining how the parts relate to each other

and to an overall structure or purpose through differentiating, organizing, attributing. APPLYING: Carrying out or using a procedure through executing, or implementing.

UNDERSTANDING: Constructing meaning from oral, written, and graphic messages through interpreting, exemplifying, classifying, summarizing, inferring, comparing, and explaining.

REMEMBERING: Retrieving, recognizing, and recalling relevant knowledge from long-term memory. Writing Assignment

Analyze and evaluate the major points of your case study for research utilizing the Six Principles of Mission Command. Use your time to develop a deep understanding of your topic to fully explain your analysis. You are required to give an in depth introduction of your topic. Then develop the body of the paper fully using not less than 3 full pages and no more than 5 pages. Provide transitional sentences from one topic to the next. Gather one additional reference for your bibliography. Ensure you use Times New Roman 12 point font and the current APA 6 Writing Style. Facilitator Comments:

Facilitator Signature:

Learner Comments:

Learner Signature:

B-2

US ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY SENIOR LEADER COURSE

Form 1009W, Assessing Writing

Learner Rubric: 0-6.9 7-8.9 9-10

Topic Introduction: 20% Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Superior Does not adequately convey topic. Does not describe subtopics to be reviewed. Does not support thesis statement.

Conveys topic, describes subtopics to be reviewed. Generally supports thesis statement.

Strong introduction of topics clearly delineates subtopics to be reviewed. Fully supports thesis statement.

pts Topic Body: 40% Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Superior

Did not introduce any aspect of the topic or any instances were so vague as to imply there was much more information needed. Made little attempt to correlate the topic to the overarching theme.

Partially introduced some of aspects of the topic. Developed and linked the topic to the overarching theme.

Solidly introduced all aspects of the topic Preparedness. Fully linked the topic to the overarching theme.

pts Sequencing and Transition: 10%

Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Superior Little evidence material is logically organized into topic, subtopics or related to topic. Many transitions are unclear or nonexistent.

Most material clearly related to subtopic, main topic. Material may not be organized within subtopics. Attempts to provide variety of transitions.

Strong organization and integration of material within subtopics. Strong transitions linking subtopics, and main topic.

pts Grammar &

Correctness:10% Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Superior

Grammatical errors or spelling & punctuation substantially detract from the paper.

Very few grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors interfere with reading the paper.

The paper is free of grammatical errors and spelling & punctuation.

pts

Readability (sentence structure): 10%

Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Superior Word choice is informal in tone. Writing is choppy, with many awkward or unclear passages.

Writing has minimal awkward or unclear passages.

Writing flows and is easy to follow.

pts APA Formatting: 10% Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Superior

Errors in APA style detract substantially from the paper.

No more than 3 errors in APA style that do not detract from the paper.

No errors in APA style. Possesses a Scholarly style.

pts TOTAL

B-3