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College of Arts & Sciences
First-Year English


'F' Paper

 

Thesis

 

  • 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

 

 

Structure

 

  • 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

 

 

Format

 

No in-text citations/plagiarism