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FSE essay component- Research Essay Rubric built by JBellBUSD17

Rubric Code: EX9X47X
Informative 4 Paragraph Essay. The paper will be graded on quality of research, effective use of information gained through research, credibility of sources and relevance of included information.
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Keywords: Research paper - emphasis on process of paper writing
Categories: Subjects: English   Health   History   Humanities   Psychology   Science   Social Sciences  
Types: Exam   Assignment   Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

Powered by iRubric Research Essay
Worth 100 marks
  Excellent
10 pts Meets all criteria at a
high level.
10 marks
Good
8 pts Meets criteria
8 marks
Fair
6 pts Meets minimum criteria.
6 marks
Poor
3 pts Does not meet criteria

3 marks
Format
10 %
Four Paragraph Informative Essay.
Excellent

Meets all essay assignment criteria.
Good

One area is not in essay assignment criteria.
Fair

Two areas are not in essay assignment criteria
Poor

More than two areas are not in assignment criteria
Introduction
10 %
A full paragraph with a clear thesis statement.
Excellent

Introduction is included and tells the reader why the paper is created and what is included. There is a clear thesis statement.
Good

Introduction is included and only tells the reader why the paper is created. Thesis is insufficient.
Fair

Introduction is limited and thesis is unclear.
Poor

No introduction is included or the document begins in some other format. No thesis.
Length
10 %
Excellent

The essay is at least 300 words, or 4 full paragraphs. Maximum 400 words in length. A full paragraph is 5 sentences.
Good

The essay is less than 300 words or 4 full paragraphs in length.
Fair

The essay is less than 250 words in length.
Poor

The essay is less than 200 words in length.
Thoroughness
20 %
Excellent

The topic is thoroughly explained/described and supported by valid details/examples from credible sources.
Good

The topic is adequately explained/described and supported by valid details/examples.
Fair

The topic is not adequately explained/described and
supported by valid details/examples.
Poor

The topic is not explained/described or supported by details and examples.
Organization/Unity
10 %
Excellent

Essay is well organized, using topic sentences in all paragraphs. All paragraph sentences relate to their topic sentence, and contain unity. Use of transitional words.
Good

Essay is mostly organized and uses transitional devices to create unity and fluidity. Some sentences do not relate to the topic sentence of paragraph.
Fair

Essay is somewhat organized, with limited use of transitional words. Topic sentences are missing. Unity is missing in paragraphs.
Poor

Essay lacks sufficient organization and few if any transitional devices are used. No unity or coherence in paragraphs.
Appropriate Style/Tone
10 %
Excellent

A consistent and appropriate voice. There is suitable and accurate word choice.
It also concludes with a reflective style/tone in which the student relates what was learnt from completing the assignment.
Good

The voice is mostly consistent. There is fairly effective word choice.
It also concludes with a reflective style/tone in which the student relates what was learnt from completing the assignment.
Fair

The voice is somewhat consistent. There is little correct word choice.
There is some apparent reflective style, but it is not sufficient.
Poor

The voice is inconsistent or inappropriate. The word choice is ineffective.
There is no reflective style/tone in the conclusion.
Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling
10 %
Excellent

There are zero grammatical or usage errors. Sentences are well constructed and flow well.
Good

There are few errors in spelling/grammar/punctuation and the sentences flow well.
Fair

Fair-Basic Communication.
There are errors that interfere with the ability to follow the essay.
Poor

Poor-Confusing.
Grammar and/or spelling and/or punctuation errors greatly interfere with the reader’s ability to easily read the essay
Conclusion
10 %
Restates the thesis with slightly different words.
Excellent

It is included and is 100% clear and comprehensive. It restates the thesis with different wording.
Good

It is included and is about 50% clear and/or comprehensive. Thesis is mentioned.
Fair

It is included but is unclear; no thesis mentioned.
Poor

No conclusion is included.
Citations and References
10 %
Excellent

All sources cited and conform to APA format. Works Cited are included at the end of the last essay page. If more than one source, they are alphabetized.
Good

All sources cited and conform to APA citation requirements with minor errors.
Fair

Most sources cited but there are problems with APA, or constant errors in alphabetizing and/or formatting.
Poor

No Works Cited.



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