Criteria for marking each photograph (25 total marks for all photographs)
85-100% Exemplary. A creative and effective response to the set task. A photograph that emulates a professional standard.
75-84% Very good. A creative and effective response to the set task and a well-composed photograph that demonstrates a high level of technical and compositional skill. Some room for improvement.
65-74% An effective but not exceptional photograph and a sound response to the set task. There may be minor flaws or the photograph may not fully address all of the requirements of the set task.
50-65% A photograph of acceptable quality that may contain significant compositional or technical flaws, or that only addresses the set question in a very general way.
0-49% A photograph that is of unacceptable quality or does not address the set question.
Criteria for marking each written response (10 total marks for all written responses)
85-100% Exemplary. The set question is answered by an argument that uses insights from the set material and/or independent research. Writing is concise and precise. Where relevant, references are used correctly. The response emulates a publishable standard of academic writing.
75-84% The set question is answered by an argument that uses insights from the set material and/or independent research to provide context for specific elements of the photographic task. Writing is concise and precise.
65-74% The set question is answered convincingly, and an attempt is made to use insights from the course material and/or other relevant sources to provide a sound argument. Written expression is of an acceptable level, but there may be room for improvement.
50-64% The written piece addresses the set question, and a clear argument is made. Written expression is of a generally acceptable level, but there may be some significant limitations.
0-49% The written response does not provide a clear or sustainable response to the set question, or the level of written expression is such that the argument being made is hard to discern.
Criteria for marking class participation (5 marks)
85-100% Student participated fully in class and forum discussion, provided several satisfactory photographs for critique and provided several effective critiques .
75-84% Student demonstrated significant participation in class discussion, provided at least one satisfactory photograph for critique and provided at least one effective critique.
65-74% Student participated in class discussion, submitted at least one photograph of a sound standard for critique and provided one critique of a sound standard.
50-64% Student participated in class discussion, provided a photograph for critique and attempted a critique
0-49% Student did not satisfactorily engage with class discussion and/or critique exercises or did not submit report