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APA STYLE REFERENCES PAPER 
APA STYLE REFERENCES PAPER
Rubric Code: D24XAXA
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Subject: Communication  
Type: Quiz  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate

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  UNACCEPTABLE

2 pts

SUBSTANDARD

3 pts

SATISFACTORY

4 pts

EXCEPTIONAL

5 pts

APA Title Page
5 pts

UNACCEPTABLE

None present.

No APA style in-text citations used throughout document.
SUBSTANDARD

Title page included, but is missing information (ie: title of paper, student's name, title over Introduction, etc.)

Limited or no APA style in-text citations used throughout document.
SATISFACTORY

Title page included with all necessary components.

Some APA style in-text citations used in the document.
EXCEPTIONAL

Title Page contains all parts and correct format. Exceeds expectations of professionalism.

APA style in-text citations used throughout document.
APA REFERENCES Page
10 pts

POINTS * 2

UNACCEPTABLE

References page contains no academic resources, only internet webpages.

Lack of APA guidelines for references provided.
SUBSTANDARD

References page contains only one academic resource.

Many errors of APA guidelines: double space, 12 pt. font, hanging indent.
SATISFACTORY

References page contains: 3 total but one less of academic resource or text reference. Follows most APA guidelines of components: double space, 12 pt. font, hanging indent.
EXCEPTIONAL

References page contains more than required academic reference (3) and text reference.
Follows APA guidelines of components: double space, 12 pt. font, hanging indent.
Paper Length
5 pts

UNACCEPTABLE

Less than 2 pages. Requirement not met.
SUBSTANDARD

2-5 page minimum not met. Alterations were visibly noticeable in paper.
SATISFACTORY

2-5 page minimum but the strength of the argument could have benefitted from longer length.
EXCEPTIONAL

2-5 page requirement met with no alterations to margins, font type or size
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling
10 pts

POINTS * 2

UNACCEPTABLE

Paper contains numerous grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.

Language uses undefined jargon, or conversational tone.
SUBSTANDARD

Paper contains few grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.

Language lacks clarity or includes the use of undefined jargon, or conversational tone.
SATISFACTORY

Few grammatical errors, but sentences could be clearer and more precise.
EXCEPTIONAL

Rules of grammar, usage and punctuation are followed; spelling is correct.

Language is clear and precise; sentences display consistently strong, varied structure.
Organization
10 pts

POINTS * 2

UNACCEPTABLE

Information is not organized into paragraphs with introductory sentences, details or concluding sentences.
Lack of structure detracts from the message of the writer.
SUBSTANDARD

Information is organized into paragraphs but the information is not detailed. Each paragraph has an introductory sentence, with 2 or less details and a concluding sentence. Paragraph transitions do not flow.
SATISFACTORY

Information is organized in well-constructed paragraphs. Each paragraph has an introductory sentence, at least 3 details and a concluding sentence. Paragraph transitions are logical.
EXCEPTIONAL

Information is very organized into execellently constructed parapraphs.

Each paragraph has an introductory sentence, at least 3 details and a concluding sentence.
Introduction / Content & Discussion
25 pts

POINTS * 5

UNACCEPTABLE

No Background information.

Paragraph does not introduce topic. No thesis present. Major points are addressed but not well supported or discussed.
SUBSTANDARD

No Backgrround information.

The reader is introduced to the thesis. Content is accurate and mostly complete.
SATISFACTORY

Some Background information is evident.

The reader is introduced to the thesis. Major points need to be stated more clearly and be better supported.
EXCEPTIONAL

Great use of background information. Purpose of the writing is clear. Ideas and concepts are presented in a clear and understandable manner.

The reader is introduced to the thesis.
Conclusion Ideas/Content
15 pts

POINTS * 3

UNACCEPTABLE

Information has little to do with the main topic.

Analyses are not well organized or clear.

Offered no personal analysis.
SUBSTANDARD

Infomation clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/or examples are given.
Personal analysis followed script from the text book or source material.
SATISFACTORY

Information clearly relates to the main
topic.

It provides some supporting details and/or examples. Analyses not as clear as they could be.
EXCEPTIONAL

Provides exceptional and thought provoking analysis that directly addresses details and/or examples of the main topic.
PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORY & LANGUAGE
10 pts

POINTS * 2

UNACCEPTABLE

Psychological language is not used. Known theory within psychology, absent. Emphasis on example obscures science of psychology as necessary focus.
SUBSTANDARD

Lack of naming, definition of psychological theory & a minimum of 1 concept with an example.
SATISFACTORY

Lack of naming, definition of psychological theory & a minimum of 2 concepts and examples.
EXCEPTIONAL

Theory and or theorist named; theory summarized with a minimum of 3 named concepts that are defined with relevant examples provided.
TIMELINESS
10 pts

POINTS * 2 elec.
Deduction up to 10 points, manual.

UNACCEPTABLE

VERY LATE
AFTER CUT-OFF
(- 10)
SUBSTANDARD

LATE
NEXT CLASS
( - 5)
SATISFACTORY

ON-TIME
(+ 5)
EXCEPTIONAL

EARLY
(+ 10)










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