RUBRIC WRITING INSTRUCTIONS ASSIGNMENT

 

CHECKLIST FOR WRITING INSTRUCTIONS ASSIGNMENT

You will submit a draft of the file by Sunday of Week 2. I will return the draft with comments for revision by Tuesday night (hopefully even on Monday so start checking on Monday for your returned draft). Make the required revisions and then submit the final version no later than Friday with the final version file name.

NOTE: Drafts are NOT sloppy copies. This draft should be completed to the best of your ability as if it were to be graded as the final version. I will not accept or review incomplete drafts nor those that do not have the checklist and rubric copied at the end of the document.

 

Highlight in YELLOW the checkmarks in this checklist AND in the rubric as you complete the item (Example: ). Then then copy the checklist and rubric at the END OF YOUR DRAFT. I will use these to make comments for revisions. Copy this checkmark to put at the end of each item you have completed in your draft before submitting.

 

       Please name the file according to the assignment file-naming convention. Improperly named files may result in the file not being downloaded.
File name for the draft:
last name first initial_ W1instructions _draft (use underscores; NO spaces, hyphens, punctuation or capital letters).
EXAMPLE: bowmanl_W1instructions_draft
File name for the final version:
last name first initial_ W1instructions _draft (use underscores; NO spaces, hyphens, punctuation or capital letters).
EXAMPLE: bowmanl_W1instructions_final

       Please DO NOT type anything in the assignment folder messages are not necessary and take up valuable space in the folder with all the submitted files. You don't need to type the name of the file or that you have submitted the file or anything else. If you need to contact me, please do so via email.

 

       Use the Word document provided in the assignment. DO NOT use any other type of file (RTF, PDF, etc.). If you don't have Word on your computer, download a free copy of Open Office and save as a word file.

       Use the graphics in the assignment file. Do not make new graphics.

       Add a cover page.

       Add an introduction. The purpose of this document is to provide instructions for changing Default View to Grid View. Don't do anything else. This is not complicated keep it simple.

       Change the text in the assignment file so that each is a direct instruction that begins with an imperative verb.

       The imperative verbs must all be the same (click, click on, select, etc.). Don't alternate between two or more verbs).

       Every instruction must have a graphic. Use only one graphic per instruction.

       Do not use passive voice or third person POV in the instructions.

       Required reading for introduction and writing style (course statistics will show if and when these were reviewed): https://www.prismnet.com/~hcexres/textbook/instrux.html
https://www.prismnet.com/~hcexres/textbook/introds.html

       Add red bold arrows to the graphics as appropriate for each instruction. The arrows must be the same size and shape. Do not use highlighting, circles, or boxes in the graphics.

       Align the graphics so that the left edge is on the same margin for all the graphics.

       Make sure the steps are in the right order. Do not add steps that are not needed.

       Every instruction should be no more than two-three words (example: Click Discussions or Click on Discussions).

       Use proper capitalization do not use quotation marks. (Example: Click on Grid View; or Click on Settings).

       Proofread carefully professional documents cannot have ANY errors. Even one error on this document will earn a failing score under Grammar and Punctuation.

       Test your instructions.

       Ensure that graphics are aligned properly, the instructions text is spaced the same before/after graphics, the text in the graphics is readable. If you need help resizing graphics, call tech support.

       This document should be professional and ready to be distributed to faculty and students. Make sure it is ready to be printed and distributed. The professional presentation of these instructions is important for the successful completion of this assignment.

 

 

WRITING INSTRUCTIONS RUBRIC

 

Introduction

excellent

good

fair

Needs

Improve

ment

not passing

Is 4-5 sentences

The introduction should include an overview explaining what this document is for, why grid view should be used, and a brief description of the procedure.

  • Indicate the specific tasks or procedure to be explained
  • Give a general idea of the procedure and what it accomplishes.
  • Give an overview of the contents of the instructions.

5 points

4 points

3 points

1 points

0 points

provides a reasonable and clear purpose for the document

  • Introduction should include tasks, procedure, overview.
  • The intent of this guide is simply to change to grid view, not to describe all the possible other changes to the settings (these would be in additional guides).

10 points

8 points

7 points

6 points

5 points

Graphics

excellent

good

fair

needs improvement

not passing

are aligned consistently

  • Spacing the number of lines before and after the text and each graphic should be the same.
  • Align all graphics on the margin in the same place

5 points

4 points

3 points

2 points

0 points

help the reader understand the step being described

  • Size of need to be easy to read

10 points

8 points

7 points

6 points

5 points

       Show only one graphic per instruction

       Use only the graphics provided in the assignment file.

       Show a separate graphic for each instruction.

 

 

 

 

 

feature arrows that point to items of relevance

  • Arrows need to be in bold red to show up properly in the graphic.
  • Do not use circles, boxes, or highlighting
  • Arrows need to be sized according to the size of the text in the graphics to which they are pointing.

15 points

12 points

10.5 points

9 points

8 points

Instructions

excellent

good

fair

needs improvement

not passing

begin with an imperative verb

  • Use instruction-style sentences, each beginning with an imperative verb.

10 points

8 points

7 points

6 points

5 points

clearly direct the reader to the steps required

       Every instruction must have a graphic

       Only one graphic per instruction

  • One instruction per graphic with a simple directive beginning with an imperative verb
  • Avoid wordiness
  • Each instruction must be no more than one sentence
  • Do not use passive voice. You can set your grammar check to underline passive voice in your text

       Always test your instructions to make sure you've given the proper directions.

20 points

16 points

14 points

12 points

11 points

Grammar and sentence skills

excellent

good

fair

needs improvement

not passing

accurate grammar and punctuation is demonstrated

  • Proofread for punctuation.
  • Change all passive voice to active voice.
  • Do not use third person, such as "the user"
  • Don't use quotation marks
  • Start each title (Grid, Settings, Discussions, etc.)

25 points

20 points

17.5 points

15 points

14 points