Research Paper Rubric Research Paper Rubric Criteria Ratings Pts This criterion is

Research Paper Rubric
Research Paper Rubric
Criteria
Ratings
Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFormat
Did the student format the paper appropriately following MLA (APA where applicable) guidelines? Is the paper academically formatted for college-level writing.
10 pts
Superior
Student has constructed a research paper in accordance with MLA standards.
8 pts
Good
Student has made an effort to construct research paper following formatting guidelines, however, there may be one to two errors.
6 pts
Adequate
Research paper is somewhat formatted, however, there are several noticeable errors. There may be a lack of proofreading in the format of the paper.
4 pts
Below Average
Paper has several noticeable errors. Format of the paper was not completed in accordance with MLA formatting guidelines.
0 pts
No Marks
Student has not completed task.
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeArgument
Did the student create a scholarly argument for the subject matter? Does the argument of the paper attempt to add to the scholarship of the paper’s intended focus?
20 pts
Superior
Student has written an argument that shows a great deal of engagement with the subject matter of the paper. Paper has a clear, discernible, direction that adds to the scholarship of the subject.
15 pts
Good
Argument of the paper is good, however, there may be some noticeable errors in either logic or in the direction of the paper.
10 pts
Adequate
Argument of the paper does not engage adequately with the subject. Argument may be redundant with research, or lacking the attempt to add something to the scholarship of the subject.
5 pts
Below Average
Argument of the paper does nothing to add to the academic conversation.
0 pts
No Marks
Student has not completed task.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSource Integration
Did the student integrate resources in a thoughtful and scholarly way? Do the sources help to further and develop the argument of the paper? Are the sources used scrutinized for academic quality?
20 pts
Superior
Sources used by student are academic in nature, and relevant to the subject matter. Sources are used in a way that adds to the scholarship, and furthers the paper’s direction and argument. Breadth of sources has been used in paper.
15 pts
Good
Sources are academic, however, they may not be adequately engaged by the student. There may be some errors in source integration. Not all sources may have been engaged.
10 pts
Adequate
Sources may not be academic (i.e. wikipedia.com). Student may have struggles to integrate sources in a meaningful, scholarly, or thought provoking manner. Several sources have not been used in the paper.
5 pts
Below Average
There are either not enough sources (as outline in the research paper prompt), or sources are not academic. Sources have not been integrated properly, and may interrupt the flow of the student’s narrative. Very few sources have been used.
0 pts
No Marks
Student has not completed task.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStyle
Does the student cultivate an academic style to the paper? Is the paper free from punctuation, grammar, spelling, etc. errors?
20 pts
Superior
Style of the paper is academic in nature. Paper is free from any noticeable grammar, spelling, or punctuation errors. Citation have been integrated following MLA (APA where applicable) and punctuation guidelines.
15 pts
Good
Style of the paper is academic in nature, however, there may be some noticeable errors in punctuation, spelling, or grammar. Citations aligned with MLA (APA where applicable) guidelines, however, there may be some noticeable errors.
10 pts
Adequate
Style of the paper may read too conversational. There are several noticeable errors in punctuation, spelling, or grammar. Paper has not been proofread. Citations may not be aligned with MLA (APA where applicable) and there are multiple, obvious, errors in citation.
5 pts
Below Average
Style is unacceptable for a scholarly, academic paper. Little to no college-level style adopted in paper. Multiple errors in punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Citations are not aligned with MLA (APA where applicable) . Multiple errors.
0 pts
No Marks
Student has not completed task.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDevelopment
Does the student develop the argument throughout the paper? Is there a clear line of thought between the argument of the paper and each paragraph of the paper?
20 pts
Superior
Argument is develop fully, and thoughtfully, throughout the entire paper. Each paragraph is used in a meaningful way to support and further the argument of the paper.
15 pts
Good
Argument of the paper is developed well throughout the paper, however, there may be some points where ideas are not fully developed. Paragraphs are used adequately, but may not fully develop ideas.
10 pts
Adequate
Argument and focus of the paper may be lost in the paper. There may be little to no reference to the argument throughout the paper. Ideas are not fully developed or thoughts lost due to paragraph length.
5 pts
Below Average
Argument and direction is lost within the paper. Ideas may not be fully developed, and paragraphs do little to nothing to help the argument of the paper be fully developed.
0 pts
No Marks
Student has not completed task.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWorks Cited Page
Did the student construct a professional works cited page that properly cites each source in MLA (APA where applicable) format? Is every source accounted for in the works cited page?
10 pts
Superior
Student has constructed a works cited page that is consistent with MLA (APA where applicable) guidelines.
8 pts
Good
Student has made an effort to construct works cited page. There may be noticeable errors. All sources are accounted for.
6 pts
Adequate
Works cited page is lacking in format. There are multiple errors and some sources may be unaccounted for.
4 pts
Below Average
Sources for works cited page are not listed properly. Multiple sources my possibly be missing.
0 pts
No Marks
Student has not completed task.
10 pts
Total Points: 100