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Gordon Rule

Review of Learning Objectives

  • A task force was appointed to define criteria for multiple college level writing assignments, and to draft a rubric and guidelines.
  • Students must successfully complete a minimum of three college level writing assignments
  • The five criteria for college level writing used in the Gordon Rule rubric have been identified: thesis, development, organization, language, format
  • Samples of a variety of writing assignments show how the criteria in the Gordon Rule Rubric can be embedded in detailed assignment sheets and course syllabi.
  • Samples of some writing assignments show what types of assignments normally do not fulfill the Gordon Rule requirements.
  • Overall, the use of the rubric and detailed assignment descriptions lead to consistency and uniformity in the standards of students’ college level writing assignments.

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