A way to score them

Les Carson | University of Florida

HED SCORING SHEET Based on scale of 100 points maximum divided by number of heds – that is, 4 heds = 25 points each. Therefore, if student completes only three heds, the maximum possible grade is 75, minus any of the following:

Fact error: -10-20 points

Libelous hed: -10-20

Misspelling : -10

Style error : -5

Hanging preposition: -10

All other grammar: -5

Punctuation: -5

Syntax error (e.g., muddled hed): -5

Alphabet soup (excessive abbrevs): -5

Split modifier : -5

Stacked modifiers : -5

Vague reference (e.g., using the name “Smith”): -5

“Orphan” hed (lacks source): -10

Hed too long (e.g., a 2-36-2 hed counts out at 17): -10

Hed too short (same hed is 13, one count less than 14 min: - 5

Miscounted hed (student says it’s 15 but it’s actually 15.5, even though 15.5 is acceptable for a 2-36-2 hed): -5

Exceptionally clever : +10 points

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