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Criteria Ratings Pts  
Flagged_question-e2565888dd Thesis
threshold: pts
Excellent - A clear statement of the main conclusion of the paper.
50 pts
Good - The thesis is obvious, but there is no single clear statement of it.
25 pts
Needs Improvement - The thesis is present, but must be uncovered or reconstructed from the text of the paper.
0 pts
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50 pts
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Flagged_question-e2565888dd Premises
threshold: pts
Excellent - Each reason for believing the thesis is made clear, and as much as possible, presented in single statements. It is also clear which premises are to be taken as given, and which will be supported by sub-arguments. The paper provides sub-arguments for controversial premises. If there are sub-arguments, the premises for these are clear, and made in single statements. The premises which are taken as given are at least plausibly true.
50 pts
Good - The premises are all clear, although each may not be presented in a single statement. It is also pretty clear which premises are to be taken as given, and which will be supported by sub-arguments. The paper provides sub-arguments for controversial premises. If there are sub-arguments, the premises for these are clear. The premises which are taken as given are at least plausibly true.
25 pts
Needs Improvement - The premises must be reconstructed from the text of the paper. It is not made clear which premises are to be taken as given, and which will be supported by sub-arguments. There are no sub-arguments, or, if there are sub-arguments, the premises for these are not made clear. The paper does not provide sub-arguments for controversial premises. The plausibility of the premises which are taken as given is questionable.
0 pts
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50 pts
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Flagged_question-e2565888dd Support
threshold: pts
Excellent - The premises clearly support the thesis, and the author is aware of exactly the kind of support they provide. The argument is either valid as it stands, or, if invalid, the thesis, based on the premises, is likely to be or plausibly true.
50 pts
Good - The premises support the thesis, and the author is aware of the general kind of support they provide. The argument is either valid as it stands, or, if invalid, the thesis, based on the premises, is likely to be or plausibly true.
25 pts
Needs Improvement - The premises somewhat support the thesis, but the author is not aware of the kind of support they provide. The argument is invalid, and the thesis, based on the premises, is not likely to be or plausibly true.
0 pts
pts
50 pts
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Flagged_question-e2565888dd Counter-Arguments
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Excellent - The paper considers both obvious and unobvious counter-examples, counter-arguments, and/or opposing positions, and provides original and/or thoughtful responses.
50 pts
Good - The paper considers obvious counter-examples, counter-arguments, and/or opposing positions, and provides responses.
25 pts
Needs Improvement - The paper may consider some obvious counter-examples, counter-arguments, and/or opposing positions, but some obvious ones are missed. Responses are non-existent or mere claims of refutation.
0 pts
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50 pts
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