MDD

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Simplified Grade Descriptor

Simplified grade descriptor for grading standard.

A
The report is complete and covers all important topics.
Appropriate significance is attached to the information presented.
There is a compelling logic to the report that reveals clear insight and understanding of the issues.
Analytical techniques used are appropriate and correctly deployed.
The analysis is convincing, complete and enables creative insight.
The report is written in a clear, lucid, thoughtful and integrated manner-with complete grammatical accuracy and appropriate transitions.

B
The report is complete and covers all important topics.
Appropriate significance is attached to the information presented.
There is a clear logic to the report that reveals insight.
Analytical techniques used are appropriate and correctly deployed.
The analysis is convincing, complete and enables clear insight.
The report is written in a clear, lucid, and thoughtful manner-with a high degree of grammatical.

C
The report is substantially complete, but an important aspect of the topic is not addressed.
The report used information in a way that was inappropriate. There is a clear logic to the report.
Analytical techniques are deployed appropriately.
The analysis is clear and the authors draw clear, but not comprehensive conclusions for their analyses.
The report is written in a clear, lucid and thoughtful manner, with a good degree of grammatical accuracy.

D
The report is incomplete, with important aspects not addressed.
The report frequently used information that was substantially inappropriate or inappropriately deployed.
The report’s analysis is incomplete and authors fail to draw relevant conclusions.
The report is poorly written.

E/F
The report is substantially incomplete.
Whatever information provided is used inappropriately.
There is little analysis and the report is inconclusive.
The report is poorly written and presented.

Further reading
See the UCD registry for a more complete outline grade descriptor (pdf file link).
See grading in the module curriculum for conversions between grade points (gp), gp values, and marks (pdf file link)