Personal Counseling Theory Paper Grading Rubric

240 points

Criteria Advanced (A- to A):

Satisfies criteria w/ excellence

Proficient (B- to B+) :

Satisfies Criteria

Developing (C- to C+):

Satisfies most criteria

Below Expectations (F to D+):

Does not satisfy criteria

Not Present Points

Earned

Content: 168 pts
Background:Factors Influencing Distress 16 to 17 pts.

Paper clearly delineates how the client’s background, emotions/sensations, thoughts, actions, and family/cultural systems interrelate to create distress.

15 pts.

Paper delineates how the client’s background, emotions/sensations, thoughts, actions, and family/cultural systems interrelate to create distress.

 

14 pts.

Paper somewhat delineates how the client’s background, emotions/sensations, thoughts, actions, and family/cultural systems interrelate to create distress.

1–13 pts.

Paper rarely delineates how the client’s background, emotions/sensations, thoughts, actions, and family/cultural systems interrelate to create distress.

0 points
Content: Theory Based Treatment Strategies 63 to 67 pts.

All components as described in the assignment have been thoroughly addressed. Assertions are relevant and properly supported by evidence. The conclusion offers a good summary of issues treated in the paper and offers practical application (key mechanisms, treatment strategies, biblical principles/biblical worldview application, scientific research identified)

58 to 62 pts.

All components as described in the assignment have been addressed. Assertions are mostly relevant and mostly supported by evidence. The conclusion offers a summary of issues treated in the paper and offers application

54 to 57 pts.

Most components as described in the assignment have been addressed, or all components are present but need improvement. Some assertions are relevant and supported by evidence. The conclusion may need improvement.

1–53 pts.

Few components as described in the assignment have been addressed, or all components are missing. The conclusion is weak or is not present in the paper.

0 points
Integration of Christian Worldview 63 to 67 pts.

· Theological Implications for Counseling have been thoroughly addressed.

· Assertions are relevant and properly supported by evidence.

· Content is noticeably supported by pertinent sources.

60 to 62 pts.

· Theological Implications for Counseling have been addressed.

· Assertions are mostly relevant and mostly supported by evidence.

· Content is supported by pertinent sources.

57 to 59 pts.

· Theological Implications for Counseling have been addressed but needs improvement.

· Some assertions are relevant and supported by evidence.

· Content is marginally supported by pertinent sources.

1–56 pts.

· Theological Implications for Counseling was poorly addressed or not at all.

· Content lacks pertinent sources.

0 points
Conclusion 16–17 pts

· The conclusion offers a good summary of issues treated in the paper and offers practical application.

 

15 pts.

· The conclusion offers a summary of issues treated in the paper and offers application.

 

14 pts.

· The conclusion needs improvement.

1–13 pts.

· The conclusion is weak or is not present in the paper.

 

0 points
Structure: 72 pts
Organization 23 to 24 pts.

· All required elements are included and presented with strong headings and organizational clarity.

· There are clear transitions between paragraphs and sections.

· The treatment of the topic is logically oriented.

· The paper meets the page length requirement.

21 to 22 pts.

· All required elements are included and organized.

· There are transitions between paragraphs and sections.

· The treatment of the topic is logically oriented.

· The paper meets the page length requirement or comes very close.

19 to 20 pts.

· Most required elements are included and are mostly organized.

· Most paragraphs and sections have transitions.

· The logical treatment of the topic needs improvement.

· The paper may not meet the page length requirement.

1 to 18 pts.

· Few or no required elements are included.

· Few or no transitions exist between paragraphs and sections.

· There may not be a logical treatment of the topic.

· The paper does not meet the page length requirement.

0 points
Style 23 to 24 pts.

· The paper properly uses current APA style.

· Proper headings, in-text citations, and references are formatted correctly.

· The paper reflects a graduate level voice and vocabulary.

· There are very few spelling and grammar errors.

21 to 22 pts.

· The paper consistently uses current APA style with few or no exceptions.

· Proper headings, in-text citations, and references are formatted with few or no errors.

· The paper reflects a graduate level voice and vocabulary.

· There are few spelling and grammar errors.

19 to 20 pts.

· The paper inconsistently uses APA style.

· Headings, in-text citations, and references are inconsistently formatted.

· The paper does not consistently reflect a graduate level voice and vocabulary.

· There are spelling and grammar errors.

1 to 18 pts.

· The paper erroneously uses or does not use APA style.

· Headings, in-text citations, and references are erroneously formatted or not present.

· The paper does not reflect a graduate level voice and vocabulary.

· There are numerous spelling and grammar errors.

0 points
Sources 23 to 24 pts.

The Reference page meets or exceeds the required number of sources.

21 to 22 pts.

The Reference page meets the required number of sources.

19 to 20 pts.

The Reference page does not meet the required number of sources.

1– to 18 pts.

The Reference page is not present or contains few sources.

0 points
Total
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