GRADING RUBRIC - Click field to toggle color and assign grade. Start top to bottom - go in order. Proper grade wont be calculated until all fields are entered.
Sections Description of grading points         % of Grade Input
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Pts/100
Title 0% 65 75 85 100    
Title 2% not present There is a title but not descriptive? Title is very bland and somewhat conveys what the paper is about Title is descriptive of what the paper is about Title is catchy & descriptive of what the paper is about 2   0
Intro 8% not present Topic Introduction has nothing of interest. The topic is introduced. Topic is introduced in a somewhat interesting way Introduces topic in a catchy way & previews all findings sections 2.67   0
not present Few main topics are mentioned Some main topics are introduced Most main topics are introduced All main topics of the paper are introduced 2.67   0
not present Intro is really not long enough to be a REAL intro One paragraph with 4 or 5 sentences One paragraph with 6 or 7 sentences One paragraph with 8 to 10 sentences 2.67   0
* (Parenthetical references are not required in this section if the points are going to be made again in the "Findings" section. If you use an attention grabbing introductory point that is not going to be used again, then it needs a parenthetical reference.)         Title and Intro out of 10  
Findings 40% 0% 65 75 85 100    
findings 1 not present Information content is well short of covering the topic Information content is not adequate to cover the topic Information content is almost adequate to cover the topic Scientific background appropriate to the topic is clearly and accurately presented. 10   0
findings 2 not present Examples and facts are inadequate to convey depth and breadth of topic. Examples and facts are somewhat inadequate. Examples, facts, and details mostly convey depth and breadth of topic. Precise examples, facts and details convey both the depth and breadth of the topic. 10 0
findings 3 not present The topic is not adequately researched and includes 1 primary source. The topic is researched and somewhat integrates a variety of sources that include 2 primary sources The topic is researched and integrates a variety of sources that include 3 primary sources The topic is thoroughly researched and integrates a variety of sources that include 4 primary sources 10 0
findings 4 not present Scientific vocabulary is not well defined and is used in a way that shows minimal understanding of the concepts Some scientific vocab is defined and used in a way that shows some understanding of concepts Most scientific vocab is appropriately define and used in a way that mostly shows an understanding of the concepts Scientific vocabulary is appropriately defined and used in a way that shows an understanding of the concepts. 10 0
Findings content adustments % of Grade 100% from findings 35% from findings 25% from findings 15% from findings 0% from findings   findings total/40  
Findings content adustments 1 parenthetical references are not used minimal information is tied to literature cited with parenthetical references Some info in this section is tied to the lit cited with parenthetical references Most info in this section is tied to the lit cited with correct references ALL information in the findings section is tied to the lit cited     0
Findings content adustments 2 parenthetical references are not used Many references do not have the requested information Some references have requested information Most references have requested information with few exceptions ALL references have (Author's last name Year, & anchor #) linked to the web documents source     0
Findings content adustments 3 parenthetical references are not used Very little of the paper is in your voice Some of the paper is in your voice Most of the paper is in your voice ALL of the paper is in your voice. Minimal plagiarism is found. Quotations are used for statements that are not paraphrased.     0
Conclusions 0% 65 75 85 100      
Conclusions 1 not present Information content is well short of covering the topic Information content is not adequate to cover the topic Information content is almost adequate to cover the topic Summarized all sections to remind readers of paper's main points 10   0
Conclusions 2 not present You last statement did not seem very thoughtful or bring closure. I'm left wondering if there is another page? Your last statement seemed weak but it did bring closure. You make an adequate statement to bring the paper to a close. You make a thought provoking statement to bring closure to the paper. 10   0
Mechanics and Organization 0% 65 75 85 100      
Mechanics Org 1 not present GRAMMAR usage was a problem throughout Some GRAMMAR errors Very few GRAMMAR errors No apparent GRAMMAR errors 7.5   0
Mechanics Org 2 not present ORGANIZATION: Sentence structure was choppy and hard to read. ORGANIZATION: Some sentence structure was a problem ORGANIZATION: Very few problems with sentence structure and smotthness ORGANIZATION: This read very smoothly because of proper sentence structure and flow of thoughts 7.5   0
Mechanics Org 3 not present ORGANIZATION: Sources are choppily pieced together in chunks on source at a time ORGANIZATION: Sources are not very smoothly inegrated ORGANIZATION: Sources are somewhat integrated into a coherent flow ORANIZATION: Sources are smoothly integrated into a coherent flow 7.5   0
Mechanics Org 4 not present SPELLING and PUNCTUATION were a problem throughout Some SPELLING & PUNCTUATION errors Very few SPELLING & PUNCTUATION errors No apparent SPELLING & PUNCTUATION errors 7.5   0
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Deductions
Literature Cited

Number of authored Sources in bibliography (8 required) -Please list your sources that you used in your "Findings" section. They should be in alphabetical order by the author's last name (CSE style guide).

-8 authored sources minimum. No anonymous sources accepted as "the 8 " (sources must have a human author with a last name). Anonymous sources can be used, but not included in "the 8." In other words, if you used 2 anonymous sources, you would need 10 total. -contains at least 4 primary resources (scientific journals) IF YOU HAVE 4 OUT OF 8 REQUIRED SOURCES, THEN YOUR MAX GRADE IS 50%

8
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Web Documents -copies of the sources need to be made into a web document on Gambassa.com - text highlighted (one color if it pertains, another color if actually used) if it is used -Your web document need anchors so that the text of your res. paper can be linked to its exact source. Percent Deduction
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Word Length The paper (findings) must be between 1800 & 2400. If you write 900 words your grade will be 50% maximum with a 1/2 deduction. If you write 1200 words your grade will be 67% maximum with a 1/3 deduction. If you write 1500 words your grade will be 83% maximum with a 1/6 deduction. Number of words
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Font and Size 12 point font Arial (0 given for other fonts or sizes)

Point Deduction

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Grade out of 300 0
Extra Credit
Final Grade 0