RESEARCH WRITING PROCESS

RESEARCH PAPER RUBRIC

Grading Rubric

Detailed Rubric

Ideas and Development 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 2 1 (x6)=

Clear main subject/Focused on main subject

Relevant, convincing, and supporting details

Concrete examples and facts

Organization 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 2 1 (x2)=

Effective AGD, bridge sentences, and thesis statement

Paragraph structure is correct (including a complete introduction and conclusion)

Clear transitions within paragraphs

Conclusion reinforces main idea and introduces no new information

Sentence Fluency 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 2 1 (x4)=

Sentences are complete, direct, and concise

Sentence beginnings and lengths are varied

Sentences flow effectively; quotes are blended

Voice 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 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 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 2 1 (x4)=

Correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, capitalization

Accurate noun-verb agreement

Parenthetical Citations and Documentation 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 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

Used at least six different sources

Quotes are clearly represented with the correct punctuation

Word Choice 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 2 1 (x4)=

Wording and phrasing are precise

Language is simple, natural, and clear (clear avoidance of slang and/or jargon)

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

Works Cited Page 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 2 1 (x2)=

Alphabetical order and hanging indent

Double spaced equally throughout

Perfect MLA format

Contains only used sources (at least 6)

Writing Process 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 2 1 (x4)=

Final outline, essay, and works cited included

Rough outline, essay, and works cited included

Essay itself is 6-8 pages

Rough and Final draft are submitted on Turnitin.com

Format 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 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 - 4.5 = Advanced Proficient

3 - 3.5 = Proficient

2 – 2.5 = Partially Proficient

1 = Not Proficient