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Advanced ESL Final Paper Rubric 
Submit one 7-10 page typed paper, double spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman, following MLA guidelines. Include a bibliography citing at least 5 resources used researching the paper. Paper will be graded on quality of research to support the topic, effective use of information gained through research, credibility of sources, content, grammar and mechanics, and bibliography.
Rubric Code: A246C25
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12, Undergraduate

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  Excellent

25 pts

Good

20 pts

Needs Improvement

15 pts

Unsatisfactory

5 pts

Quality of research 20 Points

Excellent

--Cited 5 or more sources
--Sources reliable and properly cited.
--All information included
--Sufficient information provided to support all elements of topic.
--Research in-depth and the beyond the obvious, revealing new insights gained.
Good

--Cited 5 sources.
--Sources mostly reliable. Citation errors minor.
--Most information included.
--Sufficient information provided
--Research of sufficient depth.
Needs Improvement

-- Cited 3-5 sources
--Source reliability questionable.
-Information does not interfere with ability of reader to find the source.
--Some information relevant to thesis.
--Information provided to support some elements of topic<BR>
--Surface research.
Unsatisfactory

--Failed to cite even 3 sources
--Sources unreliable.
--Information interferes with ability of reader to understand paper.
--Irrelevant to thesis.
--Information does not support the topic
--Surface research.
Content 15 Points

Excellent

--Topic includes all aspects of the project, of appropriate breadth for length of paper & topic for research.
--Contains clear and concise abstract, subtitles, and resources page
--Support for thesis complex, complete, & in-depth.
--5 or more in text citations are used to support the thesis.
--Writer involved with subject.
--Clear and appropriate organization, with effective transitions, introduction, and conclusion
Good

--Topic includes most aspects of the project, of appropriate breadth for length of paper & an appropriate topic for research.
--Contains somewhat clear and concise abstract, subtitles, and resources page
--Support for thesis sufficient, but lacking in depth or complexity.
-- Less then 5 in text citations are used to support the thesis.
--Organization, transitions, introduction, and conclusion slightly lacking clarity and/or appropri
Needs Improvement

--Topic includes some aspects of the project, of semi appropriate breadth for length of paper & a topic is partially clear.
-- Only 2-3 in text citations used to support thesis
--Missing, but includes subtitles, and resources page
--Organization, transitions, introduction, and conclusion lacking clarity and/or appropriateness.
Unsatisfactory

--Topic unclear and includes no aspects of the project, of inappropriate breadth for length of paper.
--Missing Title, subtitles, resources, and pages
--Support for thesis insufficient.
--No organization, transitions, introduction, and no conclusion
Grammar and Mechanics 50 Points

Excellent

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

-- Voice mostly consistent and appropriate.
-- Fairly effective word choice.
--No more than 5 spelling errors.
--Fewer than 3 errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents, or tense.
-- Fewer than 3 punctuation or capitalization errors.
--Met most style and min/max page requirements
Needs Improvement

-- Voice somewhat consistent and appropriate.
-- Correct word choice.
--More than 6 spelling errors.
--More than 6 errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents, or tense
-- More than 5 punctuation or capitalization errors.
Attepmted to meet style and/or min/max page requirements
Unsatisfactory

-- Voice inconsistent and inappropriate.
-- Incorrect word choices.
--More than 10 spelling errors.
--More than 9 errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents, or tense.
-- More than 7 punctuation or capitalization errors.
Does not meet style and/or min/max page requirements
Bibliography/ Resources 15 Points

Excellent

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

--All sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.
-- Very few errors in format or punctuation.
Needs Improvement

--Not all sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.
-- Errors in format or punctuation do not compromise the ideas of the paper.
Unsatisfactory

--Not all sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.
-- Errors in format or punctuation make ideas unclear.



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  • Research paper - emphasis on relevance of research







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