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MLA Informative Paper

  Derived from rubric: MLA Style Research Paper
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Rubric Code: UX7929B
MLA documentation style for High School (100pts)
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Keywords: MLA writing research
Categories: Subjects: English   Science   (General)  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8

Powered by iRubric MLA Research Paper
Criteria for general MLA formatting, works cited page, appropriate resource usage; content and grammar
  Unacceptable
0 pts
Poor
3 pts
Fair
6 pts
Good
9 pts
Excellent
12.5 pts
Score
(N/A)
Resource Use
How did you use all of the research resources to support thesis?<BR>
3 or more resources. No Wikipedia
Unacceptable

Opinion Only;No research; Blatant misuse of research
Poor

Few resources used appropriately; Paper supported by opinion only; No reference to research
Fair

Some resources used appropriately; Paper supported more by opinion with very little reference to research
Good

Most resources used appropriately;Relies somewhat on research to support
Excellent

All resources used appropriately; Relies heavily on research to support. 3 or more resources.
Score


General Formatting
Did you follow all the MLA general formatting guidelines?
Unacceptable

Handwritten
Poor

Five or more general formatting errors
Fair

Three or four general formatting errors
Good

Two or less general formatting errors
Excellent

Typed; meets required number of pages;1 inch margins; 12 Times New Roman font;double spaced; last name and page number correctly placed;name, professor, class, date correctly placed;title centered.
Score


In-text Citations
Did you correctly identify (document) and give credit to sources using MLA formatting.
Unacceptable

No Resources Cited
Poor

Few resources listed on works cited page found in paper; Sources in paper not on works cited page
Fair

Most resources listed on works cited found in paper; Some MLA format errors; Resources not easily identified
Good

All resources on works cited page found in paper; Less than 3 format errors;
Excellent

All resources listed on works cited found in paper; Block quotes indented and punctuated appropriately;<BR>
parenthetical citations punctuated correctly; In-text citations flow smoothly
Score


Works Cited
Did you identify your sources correctly at the end of your paper?
Unacceptable

No works cited page:
Poor

MLA format not followed; multiple errors
Fair

Formatting errors; Does not contain number of required resource and/or types
Good

Less than 3 formatting errors: has all required resources/types
Excellent

Required number of resources; Required types of resources; Alphabetical order; works cited page titled; 1 inch margins; double spaced; second line of citation indented 5 spaces; Citations end with period
Score


Spelling and Grammar
Is paper free from grammatical errors?
Unacceptable

Excessive errors (10 or more).
Poor

Large number of spelling and grammatical errors (7-9)
Fair

Some spelling and grammatical errors (4-6)
Good

Very few spelling and grammatical errors (1-3)
Excellent

No or minor spelling and grammatical errors (0)
Score


Content
Does the paper fully cover the topic assigned?
Unacceptable

The information in the paper has nothing to do with the topic assigned.
Poor

The main idea is not clear. Points are confused or illogical. Disjointed or seemingly random collection of information.
Fair

Main idea is somewhat clear but there is a need for more supporting information. Some irrelevant information is present.
Good

Main idea is clear but the supporting information is general, but supports the topic.
Excellent

There is one clear, well-focused topic. Main idea stands out and is supported by detailed information. All information supports the topic.
Score


Introductory paragraph
Does the paper have an good attention grabbing introductory paragraph that includes a thesis statement?
Unacceptable

There is no introductory paragraph present.
Poor

There is no clear introduction of the main topic (thesis statement) or structure of the paper. Does not include all the necessary elements of an introductory paragraph (hook, overview).
Fair

The introduction states the thesis statement, but does not adequately preview the structure of the paper nor is it particularly inviting to the reader. Does not include all the necessary elements of an introductory paragraph
Good

The introduction clearly states the thesis and previews the structure of the paper, but is not particularly inviting to the reader. Includes hook, overview, and thesis.
Excellent

The introduction is attention-grabbing, states the thesis and previews the structure of the paper. Includes all necessary elements of an introductory paragraph including hook and overview.
Score


Conclusion
Does the paper have a good conclusion paragraph with all the correct elements?
Unacceptable

There is no conclusion present.
Poor

There is a 1-2 sentence conclusion that does not include all the necessary elements of a closing paragraph (restating the thesis statement).
Fair

The conclusion is recognizable, but does not tie up several loose ends. Does not include thesis statement.
Good

The conclusion is recognizable and ties up almost all the loose ends. Includes all the necessary elements of a closing paragraph and revisits the thesis statement.
Excellent

The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader satisfied. Revisits and sums up the thesis successfully.
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