The Dark Lords will grade and critique all Holocron posts as to maintain the highest quality of writing standards for SA. Apprentices will be graded on the following criterion and will be issued points that will be used to consider someone for a promotion. Apprentices levels range from 0-9. Once an apprentice has completed level 9, he or she will be assigned a company of their choice and be required to sign a contract that will specify a percentage of ownership for themselves and SA. Points range from 0-99. Each level consists of 99 points or more, depending on your level of expertise and performance.

Holocron Grading & Point Matrix

Category

Higher
Points

Varying
Points

Lower
Points

Delivery
of Post

Consistently
uses grammatically correct posts; rare misspellings.

Occasional
to limited grammatical or spelling problems in posts.

Utilizes
poor spelling and grammar; posts appear “has

Participation

Responds
to all questions in training topic prompt 
and responds
to AT LEAST 2 other Sith posts in a substantive, insightful
manner.

Responds
to most of the questions in the training topic prompt; responds to
1 other Sith’s posts; posts are not substantive or insightful.

Posts
only once; posts are thin on substance and clearly rushed in the
waning minutes before the training topic closes; copies the same
post over and over.

Relevance
of Post

Consistently
posts topics related to training topic; cites additional
references to the topic.

Frequent
to occasional posts that are off-topic; sometimes prompts further
training; sometimes offers no further insight into the training
topic.

Posts
topics which do not relate to the training content; makes short or
irrelevant remarks.

Expression
within the Post

Expresses
opinions and ideas in clear, concise manner with obvious
connection to the topic.

Sometimes
posts lack connection to the topic or unclear connection to topic.

Does
not express opinions or ideas clearly; no connection to the topic.

Contribution
to the Holocron

Frequently
attempts to motivate group training; presents creative approaches
to the topic.

Frequent
to occasional attempts to motivate group training; sometimes
exhibits marginal effort to contribute.

Makes
no effort to participate to learning; indifferent to training
topic.

Degree
of Challenge

Consistently
challenges other Sith, particularly in expressing dissenting
opinions with fellow apprentices.

Usually
challenges others in postings, may need to be reminded to express
dissenting opinions in a more direct manner.

Doesn’t
challenge others in postings, sometimes disparages others’
opinions, makes personal attacks.

Note: Holocron posts are to be a reflective understanding of the material at the site and the lessons provided to you by either one of the Dark Lords. In other words, you will need to post relevant responses to some of the questions presented to you by either one of the Dark Lords to receive credit for your training assignment. 

It is so ordered.

Darth Ravenus