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Middle School Research Paper 
Research the approved topic and question. Submit double spaced, 14 point TNR font following MLA guidelines. Include a bibliography citing resources used researching the paper. Paper will be graded on quality of research to support the topic, effective use of information gained through research, credibility of sources, content, grammar and mechanics, and bibliography.
Rubric Code: T24X88X
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Subject: Science  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8

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Natural Resources Final Project
  Extending

10 pts

Applying

9 pts

Developing

7 pts

Beginning

5 pts

Quality of research

Extending

--All information relevant to topic
--Sufficient information provided to support all elements of topic.
--Research in-depth and the beyond the obvious, revealing new insights gained.
Applying

--Most information relevant to thesis.
--Sufficient information provided
--Research of sufficent depth.
Developing

--Source reliability questionable. Omitted information does not interfere with ability of reader to find the source.
--Some information relevant to thesis.
--Information provided to support some elements of topic
--Surface research.
Beginning

--Source reliability questionable. Omitted information does not interfere with ability of reader to find the source.
--Some information relevant to thesis.
--Information provided to support some elements of topic
--Surface research.
Content

Extending

--Topic interesting and based on appropriate focus question
--Support for thesis complex, complete, & in-depth.
--Clear and appropriate organization, with effective transitions, introduction, and conclusion.
Applying

--Topic based on an an appropriate question.
--Support for thesis sufficient, but lacking in depth or complexity.
--Organization, transitions, introduction, and conclusion slightly lacking clarity and/or appropriateness.
Developing

--Topic too broad or narrow and/or a poor topic for research.
--Support for thesis barely sufficient, and/or.
--Organization, transitions, introduction, and conclusion lacking clarity and/or appropriateness.
Beginning

--Topic too broad or narrow and/or a poor topic for research.
--Support for thesis barely sufficient, and/or.
--Organization, transitions, introduction, and conclusion lacking clarity and/or appropriateness.
Works Cited/Bibliography

Extending

--All sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.
Applying

--All sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.
Developing

--Not all sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.
Beginning

Not all sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.
Grammar and Mechanics

Extending

-- Sophisticated and precise word choice.
--No spelling errors.
--No errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents or tense.
-- No punctuation or capitalization errors.
--Met all style and requirements
Applying

-- Fairly effective word choice.
--Few (under 5) spelling, punctuation, or capitalization errors, errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents or tense.
--Met most style requirements
Developing

-- Correct word choice.
--Some (5+) spelling, punctuation, or capitalization errors,
or errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents or tense.
-- Failed to meet style requirements
Beginning

-- Correct word choice.
--Many (10+) spelling, punctuation, or capitalization errors or errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents or tense.
--Failed to meet style requirements
Format

Extending

No errors in Format.
Applying

Few errors in Format.
Developing

5 or less errors in Formatting.
Beginning

More than 5 errors in Formatting.



Keywords:
  • Research paper - emphasis on relevance of research







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