Research Paper Rubric 2014

Submitted By MarloHiedo
Words: 627
Pages: 3

Score
Introduction
Organization & Flow
Development & Support
Conclusion/Analysis
Grammar, Usage, Syntax, Diction & Mechanics 6
(A)

□ Engaging opener
□ Clear & thorough overview of topic

10
□ Organizational Structure enhances purpose of essay.
□ Includes relevant CD lead-ins (topic and speaker) where needed
□ Expertly integrates topic sentences, quotation, paraphrase, summary, transitions & exposition
25
□ Is coherently developed
□ Supports ideas with well-chosen evidence.
□ Synthesizes research from at least two sources in every paragraph.
□ Effectively uses a combination of paraphrasing, summary, and direct quotes
35
□ Explores the issue with depth and complexity of thought.
□ Reflects an insightful understanding of the subject as a whole
□ Analysis is thorough, relevant.
□ Very creative/thought-provoking ending

20
□ Free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, verb tense & point of view.
□ Well-crafted and varied sentence structure.
□ Clear command of language: sophisticated & precise word choice 10
5
(B)
□ Clear opener
□ Provides sufficient overview of topic

8
□ Clear organizational structure.
□ Mostly Includes relevant CD lead-ins (topic and speaker) where needed
□ Integrates topic sentences, quotation, paraphrase, summary, transitions & exposition 21
□ Is well developed.
□ Supports ideas with appropriate evidence.
□ Synthesizes research from at least two sources almost every paragraph.
□ Uses a combination of paraphrasing, summary, and direct quotes throughout. 30
□ Shows some depth or complexity of thought.
□ Reflects a good understanding of the subject as a whole
□ Analysis is primarily thorough & relevant.
□ Creative/thought-provoking ending 17
□ Few errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, verb tense & point of view.
□ Strong and varied sentence structure.
□ Some facility & skill in the use of language: clear & effective word choice.

8
4
(C)
□ Basic opener
□ Provides overview of topic; could be more thorough or clearer -Or- Gives too much info

7
□ Is adequately organized.
□ May be lacking relevant CD lead-ins where needed
□ Attempts to integrate topic sentences, quotation, paraphrase, summary, transitions & exposition

19
□ Is adequately developed.
□ Supports ideas with basic but sufficient evidence. □ Synthesizes research from at least two sources in some paragraphs.
□ Attempts to use paraphrasing, summary, and direct quotes throughout

26
□ Shows adequate thinking.
□ Reflects a basic understanding of the subject as a whole
□ Analysis is sufficient, but sometimes repetitive or obvious.
□ Ending could be more creative/thought-provoking

15
□ Some errors, but generally demonstrates control in grammar, spelling, punctuation, verb tense & point of view.
□ Some sentence variety with an occasional awkward or wordy sentence.
□ Adequate use of language: basic word choice, some imprecision or inaccuracy.
7
3
(D)
□ No opener
□ Overview of topic is very limited

6
□ Unclear or confusing structure; poorly organized.
□ Poorly integrates topic sentences, quotation, paraphrase, summary, transitions & exposition
□ Essay does not flow

16
□ Is poorly developed.
□ Evidence is minimal, does not clearly connect to ideas, or generalizes.…