TIL Thesis Grading rubric


A rubric is an information and a scoring tool. It describes the expected performance of a student from the perspective of the university staff involved in a course, report, exam etc.

Benefits of using a rubric

By grading with a consistent set of criteria, the grading becomes more consistent over the many staff members involved in the graduation process and also over time.
The level of uncertainty involved in grading is also reduced. The grading process is based on arguments and less on gut feeling or implicit comparisons with results by other students.
Students benefit from this consistency and also from the detailed comments given on their work.

The TIL Thesis assessment and grading rubric

The TIL Thesis Project Grading Rubric consists of four categories that clearly describe what is expected from you: 

  • Research quality
  • Research competences
  • Quality of written presentation
  • Quality of oral presentation & defence

The final grade is based on the grades and weights assigned per category and determined with a precision of .5. The minimum grade 6 allows one learning outcome category to be marked <6. Supervisors are strongly advised to use a calculator to prevent rounding off mistakes based on judgement.

The rubric is used to fill in the TIL5060 Master Thesis Project Assessment Form.


  • Your Thesis Assessment Committee

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