Reflective Journal Assignment Grading Rubric
Possible Points Earned Instructor’s Comments
Structure Clear, logical organization and flow.
Transitions are clear and maintain flow of thought.
Part A and Part B are presented in 1 continuous document. 20
Content Assignment parameters (length, subject, objectives) are met.
Paragraph for each 10 year segment
Specifies most important transition
Integrates Erikson’s stages
Summarizes professional journal article or book chapter.
Presents most influential life transitions.
Incorporates research (journal article or book chapter) and course materials.
Discusses strengths and weaknesses in reference to counseling.
Discusses developmental, emotional, and spiritual impact. 50
Grammar and Mechanics Sentence fluency coherent, unified, varied
Sentence structure—complete, clear, and concise
Punctuation and spelling
Words—precise, unambiguous, appropriate
Turned in on time (5% deducted per day late) 30
Format Title Page included
Style-correct (font, margins, etc.) current APA Format
Appropriate citations within the paper
4–8 pages total
Paper subheadings as specified (Part A and Part B).
References included in a References Page. 25