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Essay and Presentation Rubric

Essay and Presentation Rubric

Introduction

Assignment: Write a five-paragraph essay expressing support for or against your state’s licensing
program, using the resources found on the Novice Drivers student esheet.


ESSAY

Your essay will be evaluated on these criteria:

  • You state a clear position.
  • You provide a description of your state’s licensing program.
  • You clearly state, and support with details, the benefits (advantages) of your state’s licensing program and the people who receive those benefits.
  • You clearly state, and support with details, the costs (disadvantages) of your state’s licensing program and the people who bear those costs.
  • You present a persuasive argument that the benefits outweigh the costs, or vice versa.
  • Your argument is supported with sufficient, accurate, and relevant details.
  • Your response is logically argued and organized.
  • Your essay is free of grammatical and spelling errors.

 

PRESENTATION

Assignment: Prepare a three-minute presentation analyzing a chart or graph regarding teenagers
and driving, from the resource “Fatality Facts 2004: Teenagers” (http://www.iihs.org/research/fatality_facts/fars.html) or from some other resource. Explain whether the data can be used to justify your state’s licensing program or to justify a change in that program.

Your essay will be evaluated on these criteria:

  • You provide a visual for your presentation that your audience can clearly see (such as a poster board display or PowerPoint presentation). This visual should include the chart or graph you have selected and some summary statements.
  • You note the source of your chart or graph, the source of the data used in the chart or graph, and you discuss the reliability of the source or sources.
  • You clearly explain the elements of the chart or graph you have selected to present.
  • You make a logical argument that the data can be used to justify your state’s licensing program or to justify a change in that program.
  • Your presentation is logically argued and organized.
  • You demonstrate full knowledge of your topic by being able to satisfactorily answer questions from your audience.
  • You speak clearly and correctly and with enthusiasm, and you maintain eye contact with your audience.

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