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Rubric for Research Paper

Name: ________________________________________ Date: ______________________

Title of Research Paper: ______________________________________________________

 

Performance Element
 
Advanced
10 Points
 
Proficient
8 Points
 
Basic
6 Points
 
Novice
2 Points
 
Score

 

Development of Ideas

Depth and complexity of ideas supported by rich, engaging ideasDepth of idea development supported by elaborate detailsUnelaborated idea development; and/or repetitious detailsMinimal idea development, limited and/or unrelated details 

Organization

Carefully and well organizedLogical organizationWriting is somewhat unorganizedWriting is random and unorganized 

Sentence Structure

Precise and/or rich languageAcceptable, effective sentence structureSimplistic and/or imprecise sentence structureIncorrect and/or ineffective wording and/or sentence structure 

Grammar and Formatting

No errors in grammar or sentence structureFew errors in grammar or sentence structureSome errors in grammar and sentence structureMany errors in grammar and format (e.g., spelling, punctuation, capitalization, headings) 

References

Use of references indicate good researchUse of references indicate ample researchSome referencesFew references 


Total Points

 

 

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3 points

2 points

1 point

0 points

___/3

Wrote clear, creative and interesting questions which fit the topic.

Wrote clear questions which fit the topic. Wrote some questions which did not fit the topic. Wrote many questions which did not fit the topic.

3 points

2 points

1 point

0 points

___/3

Identified useful sources in many formats (books, magazines, electronic).

Identified mostly useful sources in many formats (books, magazines, electronic).

Identified a few useful sources in one or two formats.

Identified no useful sources in any format.

3 points

2 points

1 point

0 points

___/3
Located and recorded information which answered all of the research questions. Located and recorded information which answered most of the research questions. Located and recorded a lot of information that did not directly answer the research questions. Located and recorded incomplete information which failed to answer any of the research questions.
Organized neat, easy to read notes. Organized notes and most were neat and easy to read. Failed to organize notes effectively; many were messy and hard to read. Did not organize notes; all notes were messy and hard to read.
Wrote all notes using own words and key facts. Wrote most notes using own words and key facts. Wrote some notes that were copied word-for-word from the source. Copied most or all of the notes word-for-word from the source.
Selected effective keywords. Selected mostly effective keywords. Selected many keywords that were not effective. Selected no effective keywords.

3 points

2 points

1 point

0 points

___/3
Presented all information in a clear and organized way. Presented most of the information in a clear and organized way. Presented information which was poorly organized or was difficult to understand some of the time. Presented information which was poorly organized, hard to understand.
Selected a highly effective and creative format for the presentation. Selected an effective format for the presentation. Selected a format which was only minimally effective for this topic. Selected a format which was not effective for this topic.

3 points

2 points

1 point

0 points

___/3
Included all sources used and listed sources in the correct format. Included most sources used and listed sources in the correct format. Included most sources used, but some information was missing or incorrect. Failed to include most of the sources used, and a lot of the information was missing or incorrect.
     /15

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