There are very few attempts at Justifying the main points of the essays. 3. There is no awareness of counterclaims. 1 . The essay is very poorly structured, 2. It Is difficult to know what the writer Intends. 3. Information used to support arguments may contain significant Inaccuracies. 4. Sources Ideas may not be acknowledged and there Is no attempt at referencing. 3-4 1 . Some treatment of SKI relevant to title understanding of SKI 1 . There is some personal engagement with the knowledge issues. 2. Examples chosen are sometimes appropriate. Inquiry partly explores, but largely describes Kills. 2. Some Justification of main points and some coherent argument. 3. There is very little awareness of counterclaim. 1 . Poorly structured, with limited overall organization. 2. Sometimes difficult to understand what the writer intends. 3. There may be some attempt to explain the meaning of terms but this contributes little to conceptual clarity and factual information used to support arguments is not always reliable. 4. Some sources of information and ideas are acknowledged. 5-6 1 . For the most part the essay focuses on a relevant SKI .
Some effective links are drawn to WOKS or Asks 3. Some understanding of the SKI 1 . The student has shaped essay in a way that shows some personal engagement with the SKI. 2. Examples chosen are appropriate but little variety in their sources. 1. Inquiry explores knowledge issues 2. Most points are Justified; most arguments are coherent. 3. Counterclaims are identified, but are not considered. 1 . Satisfactorily structured, with adequate overall organization. 2. Concepts are used clearly; explanations are generally adequate 3. Factual information used to support arguments is mostly correct. . Most sources of information and ideas are acknowledged; most referencing permits tracing of sources. Word limit met. 7-8 1 . Consistent focus to SKI relevant to the prescribed title. 2. Effective links are drawn to WOKS or Asks 1 . The student has shaped the essay that shows thoughtful, personal engagement 2. Examples chosen are effective, with some variety 1. Inquiry explores with some insight, KISS 2. All main points are Justified and coherent. 3. At least one counterclaim is considered. 1 . Well structured, with a clear overall organization. 2.
Concepts are used clearly: some explanations are included as needed 3. Factual information is used to support arguments and is correct. 4. Sources of information and ideas are acknowledged; most referencing permits tracing of sources. The word limit has been met. 9_10 1 . Consistent focus of SKI 2. Effective links are drawn to WOKS or Asks 3. The essay demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the SKI at this level 1 . The student has shaped the essay to show a personal, reflective exploration of the knowledge issues and significant self-awareness as a knower. 2.
There is an acknowledgment of different perspective and some attempts to explore it 3. Examples chosen are varied and effective. 1 . Inquiry explores with a high degree of insight KISS for this level 2. All main points are Justified, coherent and compelling 3. At least one counterclaim is explored. 1 . Very well structured, with an effective overall organization. 2. Concepts are refined by helpful explanations. 3. Factual information used to support arguments is correct 4. Sources of information and ideas are acknowledged; all referencing permits tracing of sources. The word limit has been met.