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Final Paper Grading Rubric
Final Paper Grading Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
Quality of the introduction/thesis
Does the introduction present the paper’s thesis effectively and finish with a clear statement of the paper’s core argument and intent?
threshold: pts
20 pts
Yes
17.5 pts
For the most part
15.5 pts
On average
13.5 pts
Somewhat
11.5 pts
Not really
0 pts
No Marks
pts
20 pts
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Quality of the argument
Is the argument clear, compelling, and well-focused, presenting a coherent and defensible interpretation of the materials?
threshold: pts
20 pts
Yes
17.5 pts
For the most part
15.5 pts
On average
13.5 pts
Somewhat
11.5 pts
Infrequently
0 pts
No Marks
pts
20 pts
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Use of evidence
Is the argument supported by sufficient evidence, through the appropriate use of primary and secondary sources as per the paper guidelines?
threshold: pts
15 pts
Yes
13 pts
For the most part
11.5 pts
On average
10 pts
Somewhat
8.5 pts
Not really
0 pts
No Marks
pts
15 pts
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Organization
Is the paper well organized, following a logical development which fully supports and explains the argument? Do the paragraphs follow? Does each paragraph explain or clarify one key idea?
threshold: pts
15 pts
Yes
13 pts
For the most part
11.5 pts
On average
10 pts
Somewhat
8.5 pts
Infrequently
0 pts
No Marks
pts
15 pts
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Quality of language
Is the argument developed in clear and correct English?
threshold: pts
15 pts
Yes
13 pts
For the most part
11.5 pts
On average
10 pts
Somewhat
8.5 pts
Not really
0 pts
No Marks
pts
15 pts
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Conformity to guidelines
Does the paper employ proper formatting, fall within appropriate length guidelines, and include correct citations for scholarly sources? Does the paper refer to at least two secondary sources, of which one is a scholarly text resulting from individual research? If building on a previous paper, does the current paper develop, expand, and revise, what was originally written?
threshold: pts
15 pts
Yes
13 pts
For the most part
11.5 pts
On average
10 pts
Somewhat
8.5 pts
Not really
0 pts
No Marks
pts
15 pts
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Total Points: 100 out of 100