Grade A: The student grasps the models and principles of the
course, demonstrating strong analytical skills and critical thinking.
The work is without major weaknesses and flawlessly executed. The
student performs consistently at a level of intellectual excellence
compared against the criteria outlined above.
Grade B: The student is less consistent in analysis and critical
thinking than is a student who performs at an A level. Work reflects
more strengths than it does weaknesses. It demonstrates a good grasp
of thinking critically, is on the whole precise, measured against
the criteria outlined above, but lapses occasionally into common sense
and unreflective thinking.
Grade C: The student’s analytical skills and critical
thinking is inconsistent. The work reflects as many weaknesses as
it does strengths (see F and D for specific criteria).
Grade D: The student’s analytical skills and critical
thinking are at a minimal level. This kind of work is often poorly
executed, shows only occasional critical thinking, but generally lacks
discipline and clarity. The student "goes through the motions"
of the assignment but does not engage it in earnest. The work mirrors
Grade F: The student does not does not demonstrate analytical
skills and critical thinking and/or has failed to do all of the required
work. The work of this kind of student will be based on "common
sense" thinking. This includes basing conclusions on opinions
and on irrelevant information. There will be no awareness of underlying
assumptions, identifying key concepts, nor competing points of view.
The student will not trace implications and consequences. Student's
work lacks evidence of consistent reflection and of problem solving