Rubric

Research Paper Rubric (1)
Research Paper Rubric (1)
Criteria Ratings Pts
Responsiveness and Relevance

Completely responsive and relevant to assignment, instructions, stated requirements. Includes all required sections.
20 pts
Thesis/Purpose

Identifies a relevant research topic and a clear thesis that provides direction for the paper. Thesis clearly and concisely states the position, premise, or hypothesis and is consistently the focal point throughout the paper. Concepts and terminology are clearly understood and used appropriately.
20 pts
Analysis

Demonstrates clear understanding and careful analysis of the research topic, thesis, and content of the research. Displays critical thinking by comparing and contrasting perspectives, considering counter arguments or opposing positions, and drawing original and thoughtful conclusions. Reasoning and logic are sound.
20 pts
Research

Provides compelling, accurate, and substantive evidence to support in-depth the central position beyond assignment requirements. Depth and breadth of research is strong. Research sources are highly relevant, accurate, and reliable and add to the strength of the paper. Appropriately and correctly cites sources.
20 pts
Clear and Well-organized Writing

Each paragraph has a central idea; ideas are connected and paragraphs are developed with details; paper is easy to read and flows naturally in an organized way. Ideas are clearly connected and make sense.
10 pts
Grammar/Syntax/Formatting Mechanics

Well constructed using standard English, characterized by elements of strong mechanics and basically free from grammar, syntax, punctuation, usage, and spelling errors.
10 pts
Total Points: 100