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I am working on a rubric to grade a presentation, and I am only allowed 4 very short criteria.

After a lot of thinking, the 4 I have chosen are:

  1. Organized & Easy to Follow
  2. Interesting / Useful
  3. Delivery
  4. Overall

My question isn't really focused on why I chose these criteria (although suggestions would be appreciated), but more so on the "easy to follow". I am trying to find a shorter, more precise, way to say that the presentation flowed well in a logical and comprehensible manner. Any suggestions?

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  • @Mitch Certainly a possibility, thanks for your input. I think it's just a little too vague.
    – seyelent
    Dec 21, 2013 at 15:30
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    Coherence maybe?
    – jeremy
    Dec 21, 2013 at 16:30
  • @Jeremy Yup, that's so far my favorite option. Thanks.
    – seyelent
    Dec 21, 2013 at 16:43
  • Would the word intuitive suffice?
    – Mack
    Jan 3, 2014 at 21:00

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If you are looking for something concise, I would like to suggest the word:

clear
adjective
1. easy to perceive, understand, or interpret.

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  • Close, but I still don't feel it captures the element of it being clear and in some sort of logical order. Thanks though!
    – seyelent
    Dec 21, 2013 at 16:42
  • The presenter's organizational skills lent his talk great CLARITY: thefreedictionary.com/clarity Dec 21, 2013 at 18:11
  • Then I think I would use "clear and simple".
    – dkretz
    Dec 22, 2013 at 0:54
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straightforward

I like it because it implies that somebody following this could repeat it easily and implies direct motion through the steps. Essentially, you have created a path and they just need to go through it. Things like coherence and concise are more value judgement on what you have produced rather than a quality of the path of the final product. I think it also implies that the end user should approach the path with as few ambiguities as possible.

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For the first criterion, perhaps accessible

easy to appreciate or understand

For the second effective

attractive or impressive, and producing a definite effect

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Your categories lack parallelism: they should be all nouns or all adjectives. Try:

  1. Clarity

    "Clarity" is the right word to cover this criterion, I believe. A poorly organized presentation will necessarily be unclear. Poorly explained thoughts would also be unclear. Insufficient content would also hurt clarity.

  2. Relevance & Usefulness

    "Interesting" could refer to either the subject matter or the delivery style. Since Delivery is covered as a separate criterion, you only want to rate the subject matter here. Therefore, I think "relevance" is a better term.

  3. Delivery
  4. Miscellaneous

    "Overall" is not a criterion; it is the sum of all factors. You want a category for "all except the three criteria above", so "miscellaneous" is more appropriate.

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  • +1 for pointing out the lack of parallelism. That bugged me right off the bat.
    – JLG
    Dec 22, 2013 at 0:17
  • Very good point, thanks! I realized the awkwardness after I typed, but didn't want to change such a fundamental aspect of the question. Thanks again.
    – seyelent
    Dec 22, 2013 at 1:47
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From the Collins Online Dictionary:

Followable:
adj: able to be followed.

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Why don't you simply use the word structure for the whole of point 1?

You could then go for something like:

  • structure
  • utility
  • delivery
  • overall
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  • I actually really like that, thanks! I think I'll have to combine it though, so like "structure and coherence", but I like "structure" more than "organization" in some respects. Utility is good, but I'm not sure everyone would immediately understand what I mean by that right away - others will use this rubric too.
    – seyelent
    Dec 21, 2013 at 16:47
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Albeit boring, good 'ol fashioned understandable could work.

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