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Big Bang Theory Research paper 
Research the approved topic. Submit a 500-1000 word paper, double spaced, 12 point font, APA style. Include a bibliography citing at least 4 resources used researching the paper. Paper will be graded on quality of research, effective use of information gained through research, credibility of sources, content, grammar and mechanics, and bibliography.
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Subject: Science  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

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  Superior 6 points

6 pts

Above Average 4 points

4 pts

Average 2 points

2 pts

Failure 0 points

0 pts

Quality of research

5 points

Superior 6 points

--Cited 4 or more sources <BR>
--Sources reliable and properly cited.<BR>
--All information relevant to topic.<BR>
--Sufficient information provided to support all elements of idea.<BR>
--Research in-depth and the beyond the obvious, revealing new insights gained.
Above Average 4 points

--Cited 3 sources <BR>
--Sources mostly reliable. Citation errors minor.<BR>
--Most information relevant to topic.<BR>
--Sufficient information provided to support most elements of idea.<BR>
--Research of sufficent depth.
Average 2 points

--Failed to cite 2 sources <BR>
--Source reliablility questionable. Omitted information does not interfere with ability of reader to find the source.<BR>
--Some information relevant to topic.<BR>
--Information provided to support some elements of idea.<BR>
--Surface research.
Failure 0 points

--Absent and ineffective sources<BR>
--Source reliablity not subject to peer review<BR>
--Information is irrelevant to topic<BR>
--Information doesn't support any elements of the idea<BR>
--Poor research
Content

5 points

Superior 6 points

--Writer involved with subject, not merely doing an assignment.<BR>
--Clear and appropriate organization, with effective transitions, introduction, and conclusion.
--Includes explanation, red shift and Hubble's spacecraft.
Above Average 4 points

--Organization, transitions, introduction, and conclusion slightly lacking clarity and/or appropriateness.
--Lacking one of required elements (explanation, red shift and Hubble's spacecraft).
Average 2 points

--Organization, transitions, introduction, and conclusion lacking clarity and/or appropriateness.
--Lacking two or more required elements (explanation, red shift and Hubble's spacecraft).
Failure 0 points

-- Organization, transitions, introduction are poor and do not have clarity and/or appropriateness.
--Does not include any of the required elements (explanation, red shift and Hubble's spacecraft).
Grammar and Mechanics

5 points

Superior 6 points

--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
Above Average 4 points

-- Voice mostly consistent and appropriate.<BR>
-- Fairly effective word choice.<BR>
--No more than 3 spelling errors.<BR>
--Fewer than 3 errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents, or tense.<BR>
-- Fewer than 3 punctuation or capitalization errors.<BR>
--Met most style and min/max page requirements
Average 2 points

-- Voice somewhat consistent and appropriate.<BR>
-- Correct word choice.<BR>
--No more than 4 spelling errors. <BR>
--More than 4 errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents, or tense.<BR>
-- More than 4 punctuation or capitalization errors.<BR>
--Met some style and/or min/max page requirements
Failure 0 points

--Voice is inconsistent and inappropriate.<BR>
--Poor word choice.<BR>
-- More than 5 spelling errors.<BR>
--More than 5 errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents, or tense.<BR>
-- More than 5 punctuation or capitalization errors.<BR>
--Failed to meet style and/or min/max page requirements
Bibliography

5 points

Superior 6 points

--All sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.<BR>
-- No more than two errors in format or punctuation.
Above Average 4 points

--All sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.<BR>
-- Three to four errors in format or punctuation.
Average 2 points

--Not all sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.<BR>
-- Five to nine errors in format or punctuation.
Failure 0 points

--No sources are properl cited in both paper and bibliography.<BR>
--More than than 10 errors in format or punctuation.
Outline

5 point

Superior 6 points

-outline attached
-shows organization
Above Average 4 points

-outline attached
-not consistent with paper
Average 2 points

-outline attached
-not organized
-not consistent with paper
Failure 0 points

-no outline attached



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