ARGUMENTATIONand FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS(14 points)
Arethe introduction (& thesis statement) and conclusionwell-crafted?
Thewriter has introduced the topic fairly well but the introductionlacks a thesis statement. There is no conclusion.
Isthe tone of the paper academic and not informal?
Thetone is academic
Isthe argumentation logical and detailed?
Arethere sections of the paper that are off topic?
Didyou answer the questions asked completely?
EVIDENCEAND CITATIONS (17 points)
Haveyou used the assigned Blackboard material in a meaningful way thatsupports your paper?
Isthere sufficient evidence (not opinion) to make a reasonably strongargument? (examples, explanations, statistics)
Thestudent did not support most of the explanations using evidence.
Haveyou chosen appropriate sources and used the minimum # of sources?
Thesources used are appropriate.
Haveyou represented the reading material accurately?
Aresources cited correctly in the text and page numbers provided forquotes?
Citationis poor and violates APA guidelines.
Arethere poor paraphrases or copied sections?
Isthe quoting limited to less than 10% of the total paper?
Isthere a correctly formatted reference list with sources inalphabetical order?
Referencelist is not formatted according APA guidelines. Alphabetical order isfollowed.
COHERENCYOF WRITING (11 points)
Doeseach paragraph focus on one main topic only?
Arethere topic jumps?
Arediscourse markers used?
Yes,but not in an appropriate manner
Doeseach paragraph follow from the previous one via effectivetransitions?
Isit overly wordy or repetitive? Yes.
WRITINGMECHANICS (8 points)
Isthe writing clear and grammatically correct?
Isthe punctuation correct?
Arecapitalization and spelling correct?
Arethere full forms and NOT contractions?
Pagenumbers, double spacing, indentation and margins correct?
Thereno page numbers. Indentation is incorrect in the reference section.Double spacing and margins are correct.
Isthe vocabulary used sufficiently academic and varied?
Isthe vocabulary used correctly?
Percentof grade lost for failing to meet the minimum word count