Grading Standards

Grading Standards for Papers in Poli 185

A

80-100

Excellent

Strong evidence of a nuanced understanding of the aspects of the psychological approach selected (analysis) and specific detailed application in understanding political life (synthesis). Well written and organized with clear indications of originality.

 

B

70-79

Good

Clear evidence of understanding not only the core concepts and ideas of the psychological approach selected but also of some of its essential elements or aspects in relating the theory to political life.

 

C

60-69

Adequate

Shows evidence of understanding the core concepts and ideas of the psychological approach selected and their general relevance in understanding political life

 

D

50-59

Marginal.

Some evidence of familiarity with the psychological approach selected and rudimentary articulation of its relevance in understanding political life

 

F

<50

Inadequate.

Little or no evidence of understanding the psychological theory selected or of its relevance for political life.