Marking Criteria

This form is used as a guide for examiners for grading courses at Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law. 

Changes spring 2020 due to coronavirus

The examiners shall keep in mind the challenging teaching situation which occurred during this term. When evaluating the exam results the examiners have to take into account that candidates have had  difficult working conditions and that part of the teaching on the course has been digital. It should be taken into account that students may have had less time to study and read (especially, for example, those who had to move to their home town / country after March 12th, or those who have children and have had to perform home schooling and child care duties).

Candidates should be able to access most of the syllabus electronically, but it should be kept in mind that books may not have been accessible during the exam period. In their totality, these conditions may have resulted in candidates having lower learning outcomes  than what they would normally have. This has to be considered in exam evaluations.

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All criteria are to be included in the overall assessment. Each candidate is assessed individually with regards to the course's learning requirements; the active normal distribution curve is not implemented.

Marking Criteria Guide

Course information

Course code and name  KRIM4952 – A Criminology of Globalization
Syllabus/achievement requirements  Spring 2020
Formal prerequisite knowledge

Masterlevel. No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.

Examination Students are graded on the basis of a 4-day take-home exam (Maximum 3600 Words).
Last updatet  21.11.2019 

Assessment criteria form

Grade   Overall guidelines for setting grades 

Førsteinntrykk, lesbarhetFørsteinntrykk, lesbarhetFørsteinntrykk, lesbarhetOverall impression and readability, knowledge and content, reflection and Independence.

Førsteinntrykk, lesbarhetFørsteinntrykk, lesbarhet

 

Formal skills ans structure

A: Excellent

 

A: An excellent performance, clearly outstanding. The candidate demonstrates excellent judgement and a high degree of independent thinking.

 

Kandidaten viser meget god vurderingsevne og selvstendighet

 

The exam answer gives clear and precise answers to the questions posed in the examination question paper(s).

An outstanding performance that shows a breadth and solidity of knowledge about the subject as well as ability for critical reflection and / or an originality of its application. The quality of discussion is carried by an analytical approach to the problem at hand. The reasoning is clear and well-argued. 

The exam answer demonstrates:

  • excellent command of central concepts, exposition skills and level of precision
  • excellent ability to dimension the answer sensibly.
     
B: Very good   B: A very good performance. The candidate demonstrates sound judgement and a very good degree of independent thinking.

The exam answer gives very good answers to the questions posed in the examination question paper(s).

The candidate shows a very good overview of the subject. Shows good understanding of and makes independent use of knowledge on the subject. The reasoning is clear and well-argued. 

 

The exam answer demonstrates:

  • very good command of central concepts, exposition skills and level of precision
  • very good ability to dimension the answer sensibly.
C: Good C: A good performance in most areas. The candidate demonstrates a reasonable degree of judgement and independent thinking in the most important areas.

Eksamensbesvarelsen gir klare og presise svar på spørsmålene som stilles i oppgaven(e).The exam answer answers the questions posed in the examination question paper(s).

Good performance that shows a good overview of the subject’s knowledge matter.

 

The exam answer demonstrates:

  • good command of central concepts, exposition skills and level of precision
  • good ability to dimension the answer sensibly.

D: Satisfactory

 

D: A satisfactory performance, but with significant shortcomings. The candidate demonstrates a limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.

 

 

The exam answer gives inadequate answers to the questions posed in the examination question paper(s).

Quite good performance that shows uneven knowledge or limited degree of independent thinking.

 

The exam answer demonstrates:

  • satisfactory command of relevant concepts, exposition skills and level of precision
  • moderate ability to dimension the answer sensibly.
E: Sufficient E: A performance that meets the minimum criteria, but no more. The candidate demonstrates a very limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.

The exam answer gives vague answers to the questions posed in the examination question paper(s).

A sufficient performance that meets no more than the minimum criteria for the course learning requirements.  

 

The exam answer demonstrates:

  • relatively poor command of central concepts, exposition skills and level of precision
  • little ability to dimension the answer sensibly.
F: Fail   F: A performance that does not meet the minimum academic criteria. The candidate demonstrates an absence of both judgement and independent thinking.

The exam answer does not answer the questions posed in the examination question paper(s).

A performance which does not meet the minimum criteria in terms of course learning requirements. 

 

The exam answer: demonstrates:

  • poor command of central concepts, exposition skills and level of precision
  • an inability to dimension the answer sensibly.

 

 

Published Nov. 15, 2018 4:28 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2020 10:38 AM