Oral Presentation Rubric







addresses thesis, question complexity, source analysis, thoroughness of evidence

Thesis is well-developed and clearly focused; acknowledges the complexity of the question itself; confrontation and discussion of conflicting sources and information

Thesis must be consistent and controlled; may not be as focused as in top category

Limited or partially developed thesis which addressed question somewhat; more descriptive than analytic; may not discuss entire question

Confused, unsupported, poorly developed thesis; limited understanding of question; ineffective or inaccurate analysis

No thesis or an irrelevant one; inadequate or inaccurate understanding of question

quality of interaction with audience

Loud and clear, rehearsal evident, consistent eye contact, cooperative effort, good group communication, visuals are integrated and purposeful, answer audience questions with insight, exceeds requirements; effective style and tone, capitalizes on audience level of interest and knowledge

Loud and clear, rehearsed but may need polish in areas, eye contact, good visuals, answers most questions, everyone contributes but not necessarily equally; style and tone consistent with audience level of interest and knowledge

Some eye contact, meets minimum requirements, one leader/speaker (not a group effort), some parts are effective but not consistent, attempts audience questions; style and tone sometimes appropriate, sporadically acknowledges audience interest and knowledge

May read to class, lacking eye contact, speaking not always clear, mispronunciations, not cooperative effort, needs rehearsal, lacking visuals if required, not used if present; style and tone seldom appropriate, rarely acknowledges audience interest and knowledge

Haven't taken assignment seriously, joking or arguing with group, choppy lacking rehearsal and organization; mispronunciations, can't answer questions lacking eye contact, doesn't even meet minimum requirements; no awareness of audience