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Final Research Paper Rubric

Learning Objectives:

  1. locate and evaluate sources, through library research, and integrate research through appropriate citation and quotation;
  2. present effective arguments that use a full range of legitimate rhetorical and logical strategies to articulate and explain their positions on complex issues in dialogue with other points of view;
  3. locate, interpret, evaluate, and synthesize evidence in a comprehensive way in support of your ideas;
  4. identify and critically evaluate the assumptions in and the context of an argument;
  5. distinguish and convey inductive and deductive patterns as appropriate, sequencing arguments and evidence logically to draw valid conclusions and articulate related outcomes (implications and consequences).

Criteria

Points Possible

Points Earned

Abstract: a brief summary of the entire paper INCLUDING results AND conclusion.

15

Introduction:

  • Present your topic
  • Why is this topic important?
  • What was your research process?

20

Literature Review:

All of your research and ONLY research.

Every sentence should have a citation.

Includes 2 new sources.

Connect prior studies to each other.

10

Methods:

  • What kind of data did you collect?
  • What kind of reasoning did you use?
  • How did you develop your questions?
  • How did you distribute?

5

Results: Summarizes your data.

  • What did you discover
  • STAY NEUTRAL – only reporting on what the data says.

5

Conclusion/Discussion: Connect your data to the previous research.

  • What does it tell you? Are there similar findings? different? Why might this be?
  • Suggestions for future research.

20

MLA format bibliography at the end:

  • 7 Credible sources
  • Single Spaced
  • Hanging Indentation
  • Alphabetical order
  • Space between each entry

5

Appendix

A copy of your survey with questions and answers (use the one submitted to canvas) NO LINKS

5

Formatting:

  • Paper is organized into paragraphs with headings
  • MLA citations
  • No long quotes

5

Grammar and Punctuation:

  • Spell Check!
  • proofread
  • Appropriate sentence length – a variety of lengths used.
  • Academic Language
  • Double Spaced

10

Total

100