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iRubric: APA College Research Paper rubric

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APA College Research Paper

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Rubric Code: DX827X9
Following the guidelines set forth in the Syllabus unit under the "Term Paper" link, research and write your paper.
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Categories: Subjects: English   Philosophy   Education   Nursing  
Types: Presentation   Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate

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  Excellent
20 pts
Good
15 pts
Fair
10 pts
Unsatisfactory
5 pts
APA Format
Excellent

- Entire paper is double-spaced with1” margins
12pt font,New Times Roman.
- Title, name, school name centered and
double-spaced
-7 or more properly cited and references sources
-Exceptionally strong discussion of ideas.
-Superior organization of main points and ideas.
Good

-Cited 5-6 sources;
-Sources mostly accurate and reliable.
-Citation/reference errors minor
-Adequate discussion of ideas included.
-Sufficient information provided.
-Clear organization of main points and ideas.
Fair

-Cited 3-4 sources
-More than a 3-4 errors in APA formatting of citations/references.
-Source reliability questionable and/or weak.
-Content either strays from topic or gets too detailed at times.
-Information provided to support some elements of topic.
-Discussion not thorough, lack detail.
Unsatisfactory

-Failed to cite 3 sources and/or APA format of citations/references contains many errors.
-Sources unreliable.
-Consistent deviation from stated thesis.
-Unclear at times.
-Insufficient information provided.
Research
Excellent

-Strong use of resources to establish facts of topic.
-Allows research to guide development of paper and does not force topic in the direction of personal opinion or preconceptions.
-Sources are cited at least 10 times in the body of the paper.
Good

-Basic use of resources to establish facts of topic.
-Generally allows research to guide development of paper, but also tends to push a particular viewpoint.
-Sources are cited 6-9 times in the body of the paper.
Fair

-Minimal use of resources to establish facts of topic; presumptions are numerous with no citations
- Opinion can easily be seen in the writing.
-Sources are cited 3-5 times in the body of the paper.
-Weak introduction and/or conclusion
Unsatisfactory

-No use of resources to establish facts of topic; unsubstantiated claims/statements throughout paper
-Paper is a presentation of writer's opinion of topic
-Sources are cited less than 3 times in body of paper.
Body
Excellent

-Meets length requirement of 10 -12 content pages
-Writing is very logically organized.
-Vocabulary is strong and demonstrates deep knowledge of topic.
-Details are of excellent quality and appropriateness
Good

-Meets length requirement of 10-12 content pages
-Writing is generally organized.
-Vocabulary is adequate and basic knowledge of topic.
-Details are good quality and appropriateness
Fair

-Does not meet length requirement, or
-Writing is only basically organized or show some disorganization or
-Vocabulary fails to show much knowledge of topic or
-Details are of poor quality and/or appropriateness
Unsatisfactory

-Does not meet length requirements, or
-Writing is very disorganized
-Vocabulary shows no knowledge or topic
-No/few details and any present are inappropriate and/or contradictory to one another
Grammar and Mechanics
Excellent

-Consistent and appropriate writing style
-there are no grammatical errors
-there are no spelling errors.
-Appropriate punctuation used.
-No inappropriate words for scholarly writing present
Good

-Fewer than 2 punctuation, grammatical or capitalization errors
- 2-5 spelling errors
-Adequate sentence structure
-Adequate writing style
-Few than 2 inappropriate words for scholarly writing
Fair

- 3-5 punctuation/ capitalization/grammatical errors
- 6 - 9 spelling errors
-Weak sentence structure
-Weak writing style
- 3-5 inappropriate words used for scholarly writing
Unsatisfactory

- More than 5 punctuation/ capitalization/grammatical
errors
- 10 or more spelling errors
- Generally poor sentence structure and writing style
- More than 5 inappropriate words used for scholarly writing
References
Excellent

-Page is titled "References" and is centered
-References are in
alphabetical order by author
-Minimum of 7 CREDIBLE
sources
-Sources listed are cited at least one time within the body of the paper
-References include all info required for APA style
-Punctuation is Accurate
-Capitalization is correct
-Hanging indent is used for entries longer than 1 line
Good

-All sources properly cited in both paper and references
-References used appropriately but limited
-3 or fewer errors in format or punctuation
Fair

-Not all sources properly cited in both paper and references.
-4 or 5 errors in format or punctuation
Unsatisfactory

-Not all sources properly cited in both paper and references.
-6 or more errors in format or punctuation



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