2014 FRQ Rubric

Topics: Difference, Critical thinking, Rhetoric Pages: 2 (437 words) Published: November 11, 2014
FRQ Scoring Guide for: ____________________ Total: ___/6 Grade: _____/5.0

Thesis
0 Points
1 Point
Missing, poorly developed, or partially developed (simply restating the question)

Sets up the argument AND addresses the targeted skill
Thesis addresses all parts of the question

Support for Argument
0 Points
1 Point
2 Points
Essay does not “name names,” does not include any specific information

Essay includes evidence, but does not use it to advance the argument of the essay

Evidence “tells” more than it “shows/proves”

Supports the stated thesis (or makes a relevant argument) using specific historical evidence Supports the stated thesis (or makes a relevant argument) using specific evidence, clearly and consistently stating how the evidence supports the thesis or argument, and establishing clear linkages between the evidence and the thesis or argument

Application of Targeted Skill: CONTINUITY & CHANGE
0 Points
1 Point
2 Points
Does not demonstrate the skill
Describes historical continuity AND change over time
Describes historical continuity AND change over time, and analyzes specific examples that illustrate historical continuity AND change

Application of Targeted Skill: COMPARISON
0 Points
1 Point
2 Points
Does not demonstrate the skill

Describes similarities AND differences among historical developments Describes similarities AND differences among historical developments, providing specific examples AND

Analyzes the reasons for their similarities AND/OR differences OR, DEPENDING ON THE PROMPT

Evaluates the relative significance of the historical developments

Application of Targeted Skill: CAUSATION
0 Points
1 Point
2 Points
Does not demonstrate the skill

Describes causes AND/OR effects of a historical development Describes causes AND/OR effects if a historical development and analyzes specific examples that illustrate causes AND/OR effects of a historical development

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