Aufgabenkriterien ("Operatoren"): Writing an Outline

Discover the different competence areas for writing an outline:

Content quality

The final assessment in the content quality of your outline is a balanced evaluation of the following criteria:

Content logic: The content of the text in question is grouped with high logic. The main features of the text are displayed in a concise and incisive manner.

Content ratio: There is an excellent balance between the representation of main features, structure or general principles and the omission of minor details.

Content equivalence: The text’s original meaning is excellently reworded, while the content stays true to its original meaning.

Content logic: The content of the text in question is well grouped. The main features of the text are coherently displayed.

Content ratio: There is a good balance between the representation of main features, structure or general principles and the omission of minor details.

Content equivalence: The text’s original meaning is sufficiently paraphrased. A great resemblance to the original meaning can be observed.

Content logic: The content of the text in question is sufficiently organized, although a lack of coherence is at times visible.
Content ratio: The main features, structure or general principle of the text in question are only partially displayed, and / or
many details are presented.
Content equivalence: The paraphrasis of the text’s original meaning is attempted, but there are some flaws to be recognized. There is a resemblance to the original meaning.
Content logic: The assignment suffers from a lack in organization and coherence.
Content ratio: Some main features, structure or general principles are given, but the overall balance of the content ratio is flawed.
Content equivalence: The paraphrasis of the text’s original meaning is vaguely attempted; the assignment only barely displays the content of the text in question.
Content logic: Topics seem to be randomly picked and aligned; there is virtually no coherence or organization visible.
Content ratio: The overall balance of main features and minor details is heavily flawed.
Content equivalence: Large parts of the text in question are taken over word for word, often in the form of inappropriate or missing quotations.
Content logic: The assignment suffers from an absence in logic in the display of the source’s content.
Content ratio: The incoherent display of main features and minor details show a lack of understanding of the text in question.
Content equivalence: In terms of content transfer, the displayed assignment cannot be considered as an own accomplishment.

Linguistic quality

The final assessment in the content quality of your outline is a balanced evaluation of the following criteria:

Correctness: A usage of language that is virtually free of any errors. Almost no violations of the linguistic norm. The comprehensibility can be considered as effortless throughout the full assignment. Vocabulary and usage of idioms: A differentiated usage of vocabulary and idioms, highly appropriate in its register, is shown in an excellent rewording of the original model of the text in question. Appropriate grammar and syntax: A differentiated usage of grammatical and syntactic structures of all complexity levels. Grammatical tenses are suitable to the requested text format throughout the full assignment. Text structure:
Correctness: Language which is to a great extent free of errors. Only a few violations of the linguistic norm; good comprehensibility. Vocabulary and usage of idioms: A rich and accurate usage of vocabulary and idioms, appropriate in its register, is shown in a well-fitting rewording of the original model of the text in question. Appropriate grammar and syntax: To a great extent differentiated usage of rather complex syntactic and grammatical structures. Only slight errors in tense or structure usage. Text structure:
Correctness: Appropriate usage of language. Some offences against the linguistic norm, but the text can still be easily understood. Vocabulary and usage of idioms: A to a large extent secure usage of basic vocabulary, acceptable register, but there are occasionally troubles to rephrase the original text. Appropriate grammar and syntax: Appropriate usage of grammatical and syntactic structures, but rather basic. There are certain difficulties in forming complex sentences. Text structure:
Correctness: Acceptable usage of language. Occasionally also grave offences against the linguistic norm; in some places the comprehensibility is flawed. Vocabulary and usage of idioms: Usage of a simple and limited vocabulary, that still attempts to rephrase the original text. The register is not always appropriate. Appropriate grammar and syntax: Usage of simple grammatical and syntactic structures, as well as a significant amount of errors in tense or structure usage. Text structure:
Correctness: Barely acceptable usage of language; a lot of partly grave offences against the linguistic norm; the comprehensibility is seriously flawed. Vocabulary and usage of idioms: A lack of vocabulary and idiomatic range is shown by excessive usage of whole phrases taken over from the text in question. Appropriate grammar and syntax: Repetitive usage of sentence structures; numerous mistakes in tense or structural usage. Text structure:
Correctness: The usage of language does not satisfy the assignment and the demands of the course level. Vocabulary and usage of idioms: An own accomplishment in the vocabulary usage cannot be recognized and / or the register is unacceptable. Full passages might be copied. Appropriate grammar and syntax: The grammatical complexity does not satisfy the demands of the assignment as well as the demands of the course level. Text structure: