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Grade Rubric ARTS 125

August 23, 2018

ARTS 125 Basic Drawing

Prof. Simons

Throughout the semester, you will be receiving feedback in [among other formats] group discussion, individual assistance, and grades on your work. I see grading as information… a basis for improvement. I assign grades on how well you have grasped concepts, practiced skills, and taken some chances.

Grading Rubric:

A 95-100;  A- 90-94;  B+ 85-89 ; B 80-84 ; B- 75-79 ; C+ 70-74 ; C 65-69 ; C- 60-64;

D+ 55-59;  D 50-54 ; D- 45-49 ; F  0

As a review, look at the section on grading in our course syllabus. In it you will find the basis on which grades are assigned.

If you complete all in-class work and homework assignments with an average effort and attend class regularly, you will most likely earn a “C”. In order to earn a higher grade, you will need to throw yourself into the class content with determination and demonstrate growth in your skill level. Attitude, attendance, preparedness, class participation, improvement in skills, creative thinking and risk-taking are all integral to earning the grades you receive.

Calculation of your final grade in the course is weighted as follows:

A. Quality of studio work – 75%
1. Studio work and homework demonstrates understanding of artistic principles and techniques that are appropriate

for the academic level and direction of the student.
2. Development of a personal direction that builds upon the foundations of basic drawing skills.
3. Effectiveness and/or success in meeting or surpassing the requirements of any given assignment. This requires

practice and risk taking. B. Artistic Attitude – 15%

1. Ability to learn from assignments: to stick with the discipline of trial and error and come out of the process with student’s best work; to work through a problem until it is understood. This requires that student develops assignments beyond their own minimum expectations

2. Students’ work demonstrates curiosity stimulated by the their own experience and interests thus personalizing assignments through research (in all forms — reading, drawing, observing) leading to expressive outcomes.

3. Student demonstrates a desire to utilize and expand information received in class critiques, etc.

4. Student gains and deepens knowledge through observation and interaction with total environment (as seen in drawing journal and attendance at cultural events)
C. Personal/Professional Effort and Overall Improvement – 10%

1. Participation and representation in critiques
2. Demonstration of outside work such as drawing/journal, written assignments, etc. 3. Work completed on time
4. Work appropriately presented
5. Overall improvement

Grades will be based on the University standards found in the University Catalog under “Academic Policies”

A= Meets all of the above evaluation requirements, plus outstanding improvement and quality. Superior work.
B = Meets all of the above evaluation requirements, plus substantial (above average) improvement and quality. Good work.
C = Meets all of the above evaluation requirements adequately. Adequate work.
D = Exclusion of one of the above evaluation categories of requirements
F = Exclusion of two or more of the above evaluation requirement


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