Analyze how understanding the ethical theories presented this week affects your conduct in your workplace.

Analyze how understanding the ethical theories presented this week affects your conduct in your workplace.

Grading Rubric for Reflection Assignment (60 pts.)

Does Not Meet Expectations

(0 – 3 pts.)

Minimally Meets Expectations

(4 – 8 pts.)

Meets Expectations (9 – 10 pts.)

Exceeds Expectations (11 – 12 pts.)

Issue Identification

Essay does NOT address main question or issue. Not retained any information from the course.

Attempts to address main question or issue, but fails. Retained some information from the course, but does not fully understand its meaning and cannot clearly convey it to others.

Competently addresses main question or issue, but does not add much new insight into the subject. Appears to have learned a great deal in class and is able to communicate this knowledge to others in paper

Directly addresses main question or issue, and adds new insight to the subject not provided in readings, or class discussions. Able to synthesize this knowledge in new ways and relate to material not covered in the course.

Argumentation and Logical Flow


No attempt is made to articulate an argument.

Author attempts, but fails, to make an argument (e.g., starts with a rhetorical question/statement or anecdote that is never put into context).

An argument is present, but reader must reconstruct it from the text.

Essay contains a clear argument—i.e., lets the reader know exactly what the author is trying to communicate.

Evidence Provided


Either no evidence is provided, or there are numerous factual mistakes, omissions or oversimplifications. There is little or no mention of info from readings.

Not enough evidence is provided to support author’s argument, or evidence is incomplete, incorrect, or oversimplified. Information from readings is not effectively used.

Provides necessary evidence to convince reader of most aspects of the main argument but not all. Relevance of some evidence presented may not be totally clear. Reader must do some additional research to fully accept all aspects of main argument.

Provides compelling and accurate evidence that convinces reader to accept main argument. Relevance of all pieces of evidence is clearly stated. There are no gaps in reasoning—i.e., the reader does not need to assume anything.


Does not use sources, only minimally uses sources provided by instructor, or relies exclusively on non- scholarly outside sources.

No attempt is made to cite evidence.

Uses only a few of the sources provided in class, or does not go beyond what has been provided by professor when required to do additional research.

Some pieces are unreferenced or inaccurately referenced, and there are problems with completeness and format of citations.

Evidence is used from many sources, but author relies heavily on a more limited set of sources. Some effort is made to go beyond material presented in class when required, but not much.

All evidence is cited in footnotes or endnotes, but there are some minor problems with completeness or format of some citations.

Evidence is used from a wide range of sources. When required, author also consults scholarly books, websites, journal articles, etc. not explicitly discussed in class. All evidence is properly cited in footnotes or endnotes.

Grammar Mechanics &


Contains consistent errors in grammar, mechanics, or usage that impede communication.

Contains consistent errors in grammar, mechanics or usage sufficient to impede communication.

Contains occasional errors in grammar, mechanics, or usage but these errors do not impede communication.

Has few, if any, errors in grammar, mechanics, or usage.



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