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College of Arts & Sciences
First-Year English

'F' Paper




  • No discernable thesis
  • Does not address assignment



Content & Development



  • Does not develop ideas adequately
  • No analysis
  • Does not address the text(s), ideas and methods of the assignment
  • Dominated by narration, plot summary or unsupported personal opinion



Research & Support


  • No textual examination
  • Uses no acceptable evidence
  • Fails to cite sources





  • Overall organization presents no discernable structure of ideas
  • No plan for arrangement is evident



Language & Mechanics


  • Multiple grammatical errors impact comprehension
  • Poor word choice and linguistic variety





No in-text citations/plagiarism