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Biographical Research Paper--MLA Format 
Min. two to four-page biographical research paper, following MLA formatting
Rubric Code: W246B6C
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

Powered by iRubric Biographical Research
Three-page research paper, following MLA formatting
  Advanced

25 pts

Proficient

20 pts

Basic

15 pts

Unsatisfactory

0 pts

MLA Format
25 %

Adherence to Modern Language Association formatting

Advanced

Properly formatted front page with numbered header, information lines (student name, instructor name, etc.) double spaced, 11-12 point font, centered title, in-text citations, Works Cited page
Proficient

Formatted front page with numbered header, information line not formatted correctly, not spaced correctly, title is not centered with spacing and sizing consistent to the rest of the paper, few in-text citations, improperly formatted Works Cited page
Basic

Improper formatting, no header, information lines not formatted correctly, no in-text citations, no Works Cited page
Unsatisfactory
Research Information
25 %

Detailed information about subject

Advanced

Information includes date and place of birth, family information, education, life experiences (career, events, etc.) accomplishments, interesting facts, death date if applicable
Proficient

Missing some important basic facts about the subject (see requirements for "Advanced")
Basic

Inadequate number of facts presented about the subject (see requirements for "Advanced")
Unsatisfactory
Mechanics
25 %

Spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, paragraph structure

Advanced

No spelling errors, no punctuation errors, complete sentences, well-structured paragraphs that transition well
Proficient

Has two to three spelling and/or punctuation errors, incomplete sentences are present, adequately structured paragraphs, weak transitions between paragraphs
Basic

More than three spelling and/or punctuation errors, incomplete sentences, poorly structured paragraphs, no transition between paragraphs
Unsatisfactory
Writing Technique
25 %

Vocabulary usage, articulation, transitioning of information

Advanced

Uses upper-level vocabulary, engaging writing style, flows well, interesting introductory paragraph, solid closing paragraph (as opposed to simply stopping information abruptly)
Proficient

Vocabulary usage meets grade level expectations, adequate flow, understandable phrasing, clear introductory paragraph, clear closing paragraph
Basic

Vocabulary usage does not meet grade level expectations, phrasing is confusing, no introductory paragraph (just starts listing facts), no closing paragraph (abruptly stops listing facts)
Unsatisfactory



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