- Thoroughly addresses the social, political, and economic effects of imperialism,
utilizing most of the documents and incorporating outside information that relates to the
- Thorough discussion of the positive and negative effects of imperialism that is richly
supported with accurate facts, examples, and details.
- Clearly stated thesis that is supported by accurate interpretation and analyzes of most
of the documents and outside information that relates to the documents.
- Analysis reflects the conflicting perspectives and complexity of the issue and document.
- The documents are analyzed, synthesized, and woven into the body of the essay.
- The conclusion summarizes key arguments and points made in the essay.
- Addresses most of the social, economic, and political effects of imperialism. Utilizes
most of the documents and incorporates limited outside information which may be somewhat
uneven in treatment.
- Discussion of positive and negative effects of imperialism is supported with accurate
facts, examples, and details.
- Thesis is supported by accurate interpretation, analyzes most of the documents with
limited outside information.
- Analysis reflects the conflicting perspectives and complexity of the documents. May be
descriptive or analytical.
- Conclusion summarizes key arguments and points made in the essay.
- Addresses some of the social, economic, and political aspects of imperialism. Utilizes
some of the documents with little or no outside information.
- Attempts to discuss the positive and negative effects of imperialism, which may be
supported with some facts and examples. Minimal factual errors may be present.
- Thesis statement may simply restate the task and not establish a position. May not fully
support the thesis statement.
- Thesis statement may be missing or not supported.
- Conflicting perspectives are acknowledged. Discussion of the documents may be more
descriptive than analytical. Paraphrasing of the documents may be present.
- Conclusion maybe a simple restatement of the task.
- Attempts to address the issue of imperialism with limited use of the documents. No
outside information is apparent.
- Some recognition of the positive and negative effects of imperialism with little
discussion or use of factual knowledge.
- Thesis statement may be missing or vague.
- Discussion merely reiterates the contents of the documents. Only one perspective of
imperialism may be acknowledged.
- Conclusion may be vague or missing.
- Demonstrates a very limited understanding of imperialism.
- Little or no recognition of the effects of imperialism.
- No thesis statement.
- Fails to use the documents or references are vague.
- No conclusion.
- Fails to address the task.
- No response.
- Blank paper.