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UConn POL 1602 Final Research APA Paper 
Research an approved topic. Submit one 5-7 page typed paper, double spaced, 12 point font following APA guidelines. Include a References page with at least 6 resources used researching the paper. You are encouraged to interject your personal opinion into this paper. Paper will be graded on quality of research to support the thesis statement and topic, effective use of information gained through research, credibility of sources, content, personal analysis, conventions, and APA formatting.
Rubric Code: B246C42
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Subject: Political Science  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate

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  Excellent

20 pts

Good

15 pts

Satisfactory

10 pts

Needs Improvement

5 pts

Quality of research

Excellent

--Cite 4 or more sources in the text.
--Sources reliable and properly cited in-text.
--All information relevant to topic.
--Sufficient information provided to support all elements of topic.
--Research in-depth and the beyond the obvious, revealing new insights gained.
Good

--Cited 2-3 sources in the text.
--Sources mostly reliable. Citation errors in-text are minor.
--Most information relevant to thesis.
--Sufficient information provided.
--Research of sufficient depth.
Satisfactory

--Only one source is cited in the text.
--Source reliability questionable. Omitted information of citation does not interfere with ability of reader to find the source.
--Some information relevant to thesis.
--Information provided to support some elements of topic.
--Surface research.
Needs Improvement

--Failed to cite sources.
--Source reliability questionable. Omitted information of citation may interfere with ability of reader to find the source.
--Some information relevant to thesis.
--Information provided to support some elements of topic.
--Surface research.
Content

Excellent

--Topic interesting, of appropriate breadth for length of paper & an appropriate topic for research.
--Support for thesis complex, complete, & in-depth.
--Writer involved with subject, not merely repeating information.
--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.
--Support for thesis sufficient, but lacking in depth or complexity.
--Writer is somewhat involved with the subject, attempts to analyze the information.
--Organization, transitions, introduction, and conclusion slightly lacking clarity and/or appropriateness.
Satisfactory

--Topic too broad or narrow for length of paper and/or a poor topic for research.
--Support for thesis barely sufficient and/or lacking in depth and complexity.
--Writer is slightly involved with the subject, analyzed part of the information.
--Organization, transitions, introduction, and conclusion lacking clarity and/or appropriateness.
Needs Improvement

--Topic is unclear or unsupported from research presented
--Support for thesis insufficient
--Writer's voice and opinion is unclear.
--Organization, transitions, introduction, and conclusion lacking clarity and/or appropriateness.
Grammar and Mechanics

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 2 spelling errors.
--Fewer than 1 errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents, or tense.
-- Fewer than 4 punctuation or capitalization errors.
--Met most style and min/max page requirements.
Satisfactory

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

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

Excellent

--All sources properly cited in both paper and References page.
-- 4 or more high quality and reliable sources are properly cited
-- 0-1 errors in format or punctuation.
Good

--Most (not all) sources properly cited in both paper and References page.
--Between 2-3 quality sources
-- 2-3 errors in format or punctuation.
Satisfactory

--Not all sources properly cited in both paper and References page.
--Only 1 quality sources
-- More than than 4 errors in format or punctuation.
Needs Improvement

--Not all sources properly cited in both paper and References page.
--Sources are not reliable and lack quality
-- More than than 5 errors in format or punctuation.
Plagiarism

reliance upon sources

Excellent

Student's work is original
- sources cited for direct quotations and summaries
-reliable sources
-does not heavily rely on Wikipedia, or other unreliable sources
-Is an ANALYSIS of information, not a list of information
Good

Student's work is somewhat original.
- relies on paraphrasing
-sources are not reliable
- Student relies on analysis from other sources.
Satisfactory

Student copies and pastes information with citation, or inserts 1-2 altered word as a paraphrased source with citation.
Needs Improvement

Student's work is merely copied and pasted and/or 1-2 words changed from sources without citation.
APA Format

Excellent

Cover page, font, spacing, margins, page numbers, and in-text citations contain 0-1 errors.
Good

Cover page, font, spacing, margins, page numbers, and in-text citations contain 2-3 errors.
Satisfactory

Cover page, font, spacing, margins, page numbers, and in-text citations contain 4 errors.
Needs Improvement

Cover page, font, spacing, margins, page numbers, and in-text citations contain 5+ errors.
Delivery

Excellent

Submitted on time
Good

Submitted one day late
Satisfactory

Submitted 2-3 days late
Needs Improvement

Submitted 4-5 days late



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