Emotions, attitudes and beliefs are clearly displayed through the writing. Struggles to illustrate thorough understanding of course concepts due to unclear relation to examples/descriptions, using some ambiguous language.

Reflection Paper Rubric
For these papers, you will be directed to respond to a specific question or set of questions related to the topic of discussion for that session. Each will require

critical
thought and application of your own thoughts and values to an interpersonal communication topic. The papers should be 1-2 pages, typed, double-spaced, 1-inch
margins, 12 point Times New Roman font.
Thoughtful Reflection 10 pts. 7-9pts. 4-7 pts. 0-3 pts.
Illustrates thorough
understanding of course
concepts through direct
relation to examples/
descriptions using concrete
language. Response and
reflection shows personal
touch with unique tone.
Emotions, attitudes and beliefs
are clearly displayed through
the writing.
Struggles to illustrate thorough
understanding of course
concepts due to unclear
relation to
examples/descriptions, using
some ambiguous language.
Response and reflection show
personal touch and unique
tone.
Inconclusive illustration of
understanding of course
concepts due to ambiguous
language or weak or
inaccurate relation to
examples/ descriptions.
Response and reflection lack
personal tone.
Understanding of course
concepts is not
demonstrated. Language used
is ambiguous. Incorrect
connections of
examples/descriptions to
course concepts. No personal
insight. Response and
reflection are generic and
transferable to any situation.
Organization/Development 7 pts. 5-6 pts. 3-4 pts. 0-2 pts.
Information is organized with
well-constructed sentences
and paragraphs. Clearly
addresses each question
posed. Allows for thoughtful
reflection.
Information is somewhat
organized with wellconstructed
sentences and
paragraphs. Does not
thoroughly address each
question and provides
superficial reflection.
Information is somewhat
disorganized. Paragraphs are
not well-constructed. Writing
is hard to follow because of
structure. Questions might be
left unanswered.
The information appears to be
completely disorganized. No
part of the writing displays a
thoughtful response.
Mechanics 3 pts. 2 pts. 1 pt. 0 pts.
No grammatical, spelling or
punctuation errors.
Almost no grammatical,
spelling or punctuation errors.
Readability not hindered by
minor mistakes.
A few grammatical spelling or
punctuation errors. Portions of
the writing are unclear
because of mistakes.
Many grammatical, spelling, or
punctuation errors. Readability
severely hindered by excessive
mistakes.

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