BRAINSTORMING RUBRIC

Format

___ 5: Single words or short phrases, not complete sentences
___ 4: Mostly single words or short phrases, not complete sentences
___ 3: Mixture of single words/short phrases and complete sentences
___ 2: Mostly complete sentences
___ 1: All complete sentences

Separation of Ideas

___ 5: Each idea written on a separate line
___ 4: Most ideas written on separate lines
___ 3: Some ideas mixed together on the same line
___ 2: Most ideas mixed together on the same line
___ 1: Very few ideas written on separate lines

Importance of Ideas

___ 5: All important ideas included
___ 4: Nearly all important ideas included
___ 3: Most important ideas included
___ 2: Several important ideas left out
___ 1: Many important ideas left out

Expansion of Brainstorm

___ 5: All ideas expanded adequately in order to meet the needs of the reader
___ 4: Most ideas expanded adequately in order to meet the needs of the reader
___ 3: Reader left without enough details for several ideas
___ 2: Reader left without enough details for most ideas
___ 1: Very few ideas expanded adequately in order to meet the needs of the reader

Length of Brainstorm

___ 5: Length of brainstorm is very appropriate considering the nature of the
           topic and the suggested length of the writing project
___ 4: Length of brainstorm is appropriate considering the nature of the topic
           and the suggested length of the writing project
___ 3: Length of brainstorm is acceptable considering the nature of the topic
           and the suggested length of the writing project
___ 2: Brainstorm is too short considering the nature of the topic and the
           suggested length of the writing project
___ 1: Brainstorm is far too short considering the nature of the topic and the
           suggested length of the writing project

Neatness

___ 5: Writing is very neat
___ 4: Writing is neat
___ 3: Neatness is adequate
___ 2: Writing is sloppy
___ 1: Writing is extremely sloppy

Total Points: ____/30