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Research paper

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Rubric Code: NX9WX3C
Research the approved topic.Submit one 4-6 page typed paper, double spaced, 12 point font following MLA guidelines. Include a bibliography citing at least 6 resources used researching the paper. (use quotes from 5) Sources should include a news paper, 2 professional journals, your text and two other books. Quotes can not be more than 5 lines. You are encouraged to interject your personal opinion into this paper.
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Keywords: Research paper - emphasis on relevance of research
Categories: Subjects: Education   Nursing  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate

Powered by iRubric Research Paper
  Excellent
14 pts
Good
10 pts
Fair
5 pts
Poor
0 pts
Quality of research
Excellent

--Cited 6 or more sources <BR>
--Sources reliable and properly cited.<BR>
--All information relevant to topic<BR>
--Sufficient information provided to support all elements of topic.<BR>
--Research in-depth and the beyond the obvious, revealing new insights gained.
Good

--Cited 5 sources <BR>
--Sources mostly reliable. Citation errors minor.<BR>
--Most information relevant to thesis.<BR>
--Sufficient information provided <BR>
--Research of sufficent depth.
Fair

--Failed to cite 5 sources <BR>
--Source reliability questionable. Omitted information does not interfere with ability of reader to find the source.<BR>
--Some information relevant to thesis.<BR>
--Information provided to support some elements of topic<BR>
--Surface research.
Poor

--Failed to cite sources <BR>
--Source reliability questionable. Omitted information does not interfere with ability of reader to find the source.<BR>
--Some information relevant to thesis.<BR>
--Information provided to support some elements of topic<BR>
--Surface research.
Content
Excellent

--Topic interesting, of appropriate breadth for length of paper & an appropriate topic for research.<BR>
--Support for thesis complex, complete, & in-depth.<BR>
--Writer involved with subject, not merely doing an assignment.<BR>
--Clear and appropriate organization, with effective transitions, introduction, and conclusion.
Good

--Topic somewhat broad or narrow for length of paper and/or a questionable topic for research.<BR>
--Support for thesis sufficient, but lacking in depth or complexity.<BR>
--Organization, transitions, introduction, and conclusion slightly lacking clarity and/or appropriateness.
Fair

--Topic too broad or narrow for length of paper and/or a poor topic for research.<BR>
--Support for thesis barely sufficient, and/or.<BR>
--Organization, transitions, introduction, and conclusion lacking clarity and/or appropriateness.
Poor

--Topic too broad or narrow for length of paper and/or a poor topic for research.<BR>
--Support for thesis barely sufficient, and/or.<BR>
--Organization, transitions, introduction, and conclusion lacking clarity and/or appropriateness.
Works Cited/Bibliography
Excellent

--All sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.<BR>
-- No more errors in format or punctuation.
Good

--All sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.<BR>
-- 2 errors in format or punctuation.
Fair

--Not all sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.<BR>
-- More than than 3 errors in format or punctuation.
Poor

Not all sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.<BR>
-- More than than 4 errors in format or punctuation
Grammar and Mechanics
Excellent

--Consistent and appropriate voice.<BR>
-- Sophisticated and precise word choice.<BR>
--No spelling errors.<BR>
--No errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents, or tense.<BR>
-- No punctuation or capitalization errors.<BR>
--Met all style and min/max page requirements
Good

-- Voice mostly consistent and appropriate.<BR>
-- Fairly effective word choice.<BR>
--No more than 2 spelling errors.<BR>
--Fewer than 1 errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents, or tense.<BR>
-- Fewer than 2 punctuation or capitalization errors.<BR>
--Met most style and min/max page requirements
Fair

-- Voice somewhat consistent and appropriate.<BR>
-- Correct word choice.<BR>
--More than 3 spelling errors. <BR>
--More than 2 errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents, or tense.<BR>
-- More than 3 punctuation or capitalization errors.<BR>
Failed to meet style and/or min/max page requirements
Poor

-- Voice somewhat consistent and appropriate.<BR>
-- Correct word choice.<BR>
--More than 4 spelling errors. <BR>
--More than 3 errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents, or tense.<BR>
-- More than 4 punctuation or capitalization errors.<BR>
Failed to meet style and/or min/max page requirements
Plagiarism
Excellent

Student's work is original<BR>
- sources cited and not paraphrased<BR>
-reliable sources<BR>
-does not heavily rely on Wikipedia, or other unreliable sources
Good

Student's work is not original<BR>
- relies on paraphrasing<BR>
-sources are not reliable
Fair

Student copies and pastes information with citation
Poor

Student's work is merely copied and pasted from sources without citation



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