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The Mini-Research Paper 
Research the approved topic. Submit one 4-5 page typed paper, double spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman or Arial style font, following MLA guidelines. Include a Works Cited page citing at least 3 online sources used to research the paper. (Only one direct quote allowed and cannot be more than three lines) Online sources must include articles from websites, online articles from newspapers, and/or journals. You are encouraged to interject your personal opinion into this paper.
Rubric Code: P228439
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate


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  Accomplished

20 pts

Good

16 pts

Satisfactory

14 pts

Needs Improvement

12 pts

Quality of Research

Accomplished

-- Provides evidence of 3 or more online sources that is robust, ethical, and stands up to scrutiny.
-- Research is in-depth and beyond the obvious revealing new insights.
Good

-- Provides evidence of at least 2 online sources that are robust, ethical, and stands up to scrutiny.
-- Most of the research is in-depth and beyond the obvious revealing new insights.
Satisfactory

-- Provides evidence of only 1 online source that is ethical and stands up to scrutiny.
-- Some of the research is in-depth and may reveal new insights.
Needs Improvement

-- There is little to no evidence of online sources being ethical and standing up to scrutiny.
-- The scant research is mostly on the surface level.
Content

Accomplished

-- Thesis is complex, complete, and in-depth with supporting details.
-- Supporting details demonstrate reading comprehension, writing fluency, and the ability to analyze and synthesize information.
-- Organizational structure is clear and contains a title, introduction, history of topic, 3 rationales, conclusion, and Works Cited.
-- Maintains the effective use of transitions and a variety of sentence types.
-- Met page requirements of 4 to 5 pages.
Good

-- Thesis is complete with supporting details.
-- Supporting details mostly demonstrate reading comprehension, writing fluency, and the ability to analyze and synthesize information.
-- Organizational structure is mostly clear and contains a title, introduction, history of topic, 3 rationales, conclusion, and Works Cited.
-- Mostly maintains the effective use of transitions and a variety of sentence types.
-- Almost met the page requirements; submitted 3 pages.
Satisfactory

-- Thesis missing some supporting details.
-- Supporting details sometimes demonstrate reading comprehension, writing fluency, and the ability to analyze and synthesize information.
-- Organizational structure is somewhat clear and contains a title, introduction, history of topic, 3 rationales, conclusion, and/or Works Cited.
-- Sometimes maintains the effective use of transitions and a variety of sentence types.
-- Did not meet the page requirements; submitted two pages.
Needs Improvement

-- Thesis non-existent
-- Supporting details rarely, if ever, demonstrate reading comprehension, writing fluency, and the ability to analyze and synthesize information.
-- Organizational structure is unclear and is missing a title, introduction, history of topic, 3 rationales, conclusion, and/or Works Cited.
-- Rarely, if ever, uses transitions and a variety of sentence types.
-- Did not meet the page requirements; submitted one page.
MLA Style Formatting

Accomplished

-- The paper contains few, if any, MLA formatting errors in the in-text citations and/or in the Works Cited page.
Good

-- The paper contains 4 MLA formatting errors in the in-text citations and/or in the Works Cited page.
Satisfactory

-- The paper contains 5 MLA formatting errors in the in-text citations and/or in the Works Cited page.
Needs Improvement

-- The paper contains 6 or more MLA formatting errors in the in-text citations and/or in the Works Cited page.
Grammar and Mechanics

Accomplished

-- Contains few, if any, errors in the conventions of the English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling).
-- These errors do not interfere with the reader’s understanding of the writing.
Good

-- Contains 4 errors in the conventions of the English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling).
-- These errors rarely interfere with the reader’s understanding of the writing.
Satisfactory

-- Contains 5 errors in the conventions of the English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling).
-- These errors sometimes interfere with the reader’s understanding of the writing.
Needs Improvement

-- Contains 6 or more errors in the conventions of the English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling).
-- These errors mostly interfere with the reader’s understanding of the writing.
Academic Honesty

Accomplished

-- Student's work is original; students have drawn from their
research along with research put into their own words.
-- All online sources are cited, paraphrased, and summarized.
-- All information in online sources have been evaluated for reliability.
-- Student does not heavily rely on Wikipedia or other unreliable sources.
Good

-- Student's work is partly original; students have partly drawn from their research along with research put into their own words.
-- Most online sources are cited, paraphrased, and summarized.
-- Most online sources have been evaluated for reliability,
Satisfactory

-- Student copies and pastes information from online sources with quotation marks and includes citations thereby making some of the paper ineffective.
-- Some online sources are cited, paraphrased, and summarized.
-- Some online sources have been evaluated for reliability.
Needs Improvement

-- Student's work is merely copied and pasted from sources without citations--work is plagiarized.
-- There is no evidence that online sources having been evaluated for reliability.



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