RESEARCH WRITING PROCESS

RESEARCH PAPER RUBRIC

Rubric

Ideas and Development                    5    4    3    2    1    (x6)=

Clear main subject/Focused on main subject

Relevant, convincing, and supporting details

Concrete examples and facts

 

Organization                            5    4    3    2    1    (x4)=

Effective AGD, bridge sentences, and thesis statement

Paragraph structure is correct

Clear transitions within paragraphs

Conclusion reinforces main idea and introduces no new information

 

Sentence Fluency                        5    4    3    2    1    (x4)=

Sentences are complete, direct, and concise

Sentence beginnings and lengths are varied

Sentences flow effectively; quotes are blended

 

Voice                                5    4    3    2    1    (x4)=

Tone is appropriate for topic, purpose, and audience

Third person point of view only (No I, you, our we, etc)

Writing is engaging and sincere

 

Conventions                            5    4    3    2    1    (x4)=

Correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, capitalization

Used at least five different sources

Noun-verb agreement

 

Parenthetical Citations and Documentation            5    4    3    2    1    (x4)=

Correct parenthetical references (citations) throughout

Student accurately paraphrases and summarizes from research

Student paper is no more than 10% direct quoted material

 

Word Choice                            5    4    3    2    1    (x3)=

Wording and phrasing are precise

Language is simple, natural, and clear

Verbs are strong and active (active vs. passive)/Verbs in present tense

 

Writing Process                        5    4    3    2    1    (x3)=

Final outline, essay, and works cited included

Rough outline, essay, and works cited included

Essay itself is 4-6 pages

Rough and final drafts are submitted on Turnitin.com

 

Works Cited Page                        5    4    3    2    1    (x2)=

Alphabetical order and hanging indent

Double spaced equally throughout

Perfect MLA format

Contains only used sources (at least 5)

 

Format                            5    4    3    2    1    (x2)=

All necessary info on first page of outline and essay

Equally double spaced

Last name and page numbers included

                                           

Total:               /180

 

5=Challenge Level

4=Advanced Proficient

3=Proficient

2=Partially Proficient

1=Not Proficient