Skip to main content
iRubric: Famous Person Research Paper rubric

iRubric: Famous Person Research Paper rubric

find rubric

edit   print   share   Copy to my rubrics   Bookmark   test run   assess...   delete   Do more...
Famous Person Research Paper 
Students choose a famous person from their era of study and conduct research and complete a biography research paper of the person's life.
Rubric Code: K24574B
Ready to use
Public Rubric
Subject: Computers  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

Powered by iRubric FAMOUS PERSON RESEARCH PAPER
  Distinguished

25 pts

Proficient

20 pts

Emerging

15 pts

Basic

10 pts

Ideas & Content

Distinguished

Includes abundant pertinent information and details about the famous person that indicate how the individual became famous.
Proficient

Includes many important facts & applicable details about the famous figure with some indication of how that person became famous.
Emerging

Covers only some of factual details of the famous figure and includes some details but simple and figure presented.
Basic

Covers little/none of factual details and reasons for fame. Details are limited.
Organization

Distinguished

Created a well-organized biography of the person, reflecting a complex writing style that includes interesting facts.
Proficient

Well-organized with appropriate flow and transitions. Generally uses appropriate paragraph format (intro, body, concl.). Variety of sentences (length, type, and structure).
Emerging

Simple style with limited organizational pattern. Some variety in sentence length and structure.
Basic

No recognisable sense of organization, or simple format (lists, outlines) or may not be written out in paragraph format. Lack of logical flow or progression. Only short, simple sentence structure.
Grammar

Distinguished

Few (0-2) spelling, punctuation, run-on sentences, fragments, and/or other grammar issues within detailed text.
Proficient

Some (3-4) spelling, punctuation, run-on sentences, fragments, and/or other grammar issues.
Emerging

Numerous (at least 5) spelling, punctuation, run-on sentences, fragments, and/or other grammar issues due to poor editing.
Basic

Serious (more than 5) spelling, punctuation, run-on sentences, fragments, and/or other grammar issues due to lack of editing.
Research

Distinguished

Research included at least two sources and uses MLA format within the text and in the Works Cited.
Proficient

Research includes only one source but uses MLA format within the text and in the Works Cited.
Emerging

Research included only one viable source and MLA format is not consistently used.
Basic

Research included only references such as: Wikipedia or Yahoo answers without substantiated sources referenced.
Length of Paper

Distinguished

Paper contains five complete paragraphs of at least six to eight sentences each. At least 1 1/12 pages.
Proficient

Paper contains four complete paragraphs of at least six to eight sentences each.
Emerging

Paper contains three complete paragraphs.
Basic

Paper is less than three paragraphs.
MLA Formatting

Distinguished

Includes all of the following components:
-Times New Roman font
-Size 12
-4 Line Writer's Heading
-Page numbers with last name
-1 in margins
-Title (centered)
-Cover page
-Works Cited Page
-Double spaced
-Table
Proficient

Missing 1 of the previous components.
Emerging

Missing 2 of the previous components.
Basic

Missing 3 or more of the previous components.



Keywords:
  • famous person







Do more with this rubric:

Preview

Preview this rubric.

Edit

Modify this rubric.

Copy

Make a copy of this rubric and begin editing the copy.


Print

Show a printable version of this rubric.

Categorize

Add this rubric to multiple categories.

Bookmark

Bookmark this rubric for future reference.
Assess

Test run

Test this rubric or perform an ad-hoc assessment.

Grade

Build a gradebook to assess students.

Collaborate

Apply this rubric to any object and invite others to assess.
Share

Publish

Link, embed, and showcase your rubrics on your website.

Email

Email this rubric to a friend.

Discuss

Discuss this rubric with other members.
 

Do more with rubrics than ever imagined possible.

Only with iRubrictm.



Copyright © 2024 Reazon Systems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
n16