Hartman Essay Grading Rubric

Introductory paragraph

·         “Sets the hook” so that you can “reel in” your readers

·         Provides pertinent background information so that your readers (who have not researched the Hartman readings or done their own personality profiles) can understand what will follow

·         Clearly states the thesis, including the key words from the topic sentences of the body paragraphs if possible

·         *If the key words cannot be worked into one sentence (the thesis statement), ensure that they are stated in the introduction at some point.*

Body Paragraph 1, (paraphrases/draws from your sources):

·         Describes what the Hartman color profile is about in general

·         Describes who Hartman is (establishing his credentials/credibility regarding this subject matter),

o   and when

o   and why this inventory was first developed

·         Describes what the different colors typically mean or indicate, i.e., what it means, in general, to be a red, a white, a yellow, or a blue

·         Documents his book with a parenthetical citation

·         Has the correct works cited entry at the bottom of the page

Body Paragraph 2, (about your own Hartman profile).

·         Has a good transition

·         States what your primary color is

·         Uses specific examples from your experiences to show that you have the predominant traits of your predominant color.

·         Discusses what you believe to be your secondary color or colors and gives examples that show why

Body paragraph 3, (what you can do with this information about different personality types)

·         Has a good transition

·         Discusses how you can use and apply information about working with, interacting with, and simply understanding why it is useful to know about different personality types in any of your life roles, such as

o   Student,

o   co-worker,

o   volunteer,

o   friend,

o   parent,

o   or sibling, etc.

*Includes a parenthetical citation to the NACTA journal article

Concluding paragraph

o   Shows HOW will you apply this information to create the results you wish to experience in a specific, given situation (i.e., at work, at home, in-class, with friends, on your sports team or social or volunteer activity, etc.)

o   Brings the essay to closure by commenting on the value of knowing about Hartman’s research and his personality color code instrument

Works cited entries for Taylor’s book and the NACTA Journal article are correctly formatted and contain the correct information.

Proofreading and editing

·         You have spell checked and grammar checked the paper

·         You have run the paper through PaperRater

·         You have listened to the essay aloud so that you could hear any grammatical or wording errors

·         You have ensured that you have not recreated the same sets of editing errors from the first essay and the errors analysis

*You have used the editing checklist from the Guide to Grammar and Writing to ensure that you essay does not include any of those errors in punctuation, grammar, or format