Fall Research Paper Checklist and Rubric for Grading

Section
Description of research paper items and resulting points.
% of Grade
% Received
Title Page
-Title is descriptive of what the paper is about
-Your name, Your teacher's name, Class, School
-Date submitted

5
Introduction

-Your topic is introduced in an interesting way to catch interest of the reader
-You preview the main points of the paper
-Accomplished in 1 paragraph
* (Parenthetical references are not required in this section if the points are going to be made again in the "Findings" section. If you use an attention grabbing introductory point that is not going to be used again, then it needs a parenthetical reference.)

5
 
Findings
0%
65%
75%
85%
100%
Not Present
Information content is well short of covering the topic
Information content is not adequate to cover the topic
Information content is almost adequate to cover the topic
Content is adequate to cover the topic "What is done?"
Not Present
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Content is adequate to cover the topic of "How to prepare/certify?"
Not Present
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Content is adequate to cover the topic of "Where to certify & the cost?"
Not Present
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Content is adequate to cover the topic of "What is the salary expected?"
Not Present
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Content is adequate to cover the topic of "What is the future ?"
Not Present
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Content is adequate to cover the topic of "What are new innovations in this occupation ?"

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Findings Content Adjustment (from the entire paper's gade)
100% from findings content grade
-35% from findings content grade
-25% from findings content grade
-15% from findings content grade
-0% from findings content grade
Parenthetical references are not used (This results in a "0" for your paper)
Minimal information in this section is tied to the literature cited with parenthetical references
Some information in this section is clearly tied to the literaterature cited with parenthetical references.
Most information in this section is clearly tied to the literaterature cited with parenthetical references.
All information in this section is clearly tied to the literaterature cited with parenthetical references.
Parenthetical references are not used as requested (This results in a "0" for your paper) Few Some Most All parenthetical references have (Author's Last Name, Year of Publication with a link to the information taht jumps the reader to the appendix document anchor)
Your paper is plagiarized (This results in a "0" for your paper) Very little Some Most All material has been paraphrased in your "voice" and style of writing. Minimal plagiarism is found . "Quotation marks are used for statements that are not paraphrased."
minus ___ out of 100  
Conclusion
0%
65%
75%
85%
100%
Not Present
Information content is well short of covering the topic
Information content is not adequate to cover the topic
Information content is almost adequate to cover the topic
You summarized your findings to remind the reader of you paper's main points in 1 paragraph
Not Present
Information content is well short of covering the topic
Information content is not adequate to cover the topic
Information content is almost adequate to cover the topic
You adequately analyzed how this job would fit you and the +'s and -'s of you doing this job.
Not Present
Information content is well short of covering the topic
Information content is not adequate to cover the topic
Information content is almost adequate to cover the topic
You make a thoughful statement to bring closure to the paper.
20
 
Mechanics & Organization
65%
75%
85%
100%
Grammar usage was a problem throughout
Some grammar usage was a problem
Very few grammar errors
No apparent grammar errors
Organization: Sentence structure was choppy and hard to read
Organization: Some sentence structure was a problem
Organization:Very few problems with sentence structure and smoothness of reading
Organization: This writeup read very smoothly because of proper sentence structure and flow of thoughts
Organization: Sources are choppily pieced together in chunks one source at a time Organization: Sources are not very smoothly integrated into a coherent flow Organization: Sources are somewhat integrated into a coherent flow Organization: Sources are smoothly integrated into a coherent flow
Spelling and punctuation was a problem throughout
Some spelling and punctuation was a problem
Very few spelling and punctuation errors

No apparent spelling and punctuation errors

30
 
Literature Cited

-Please list your sources that you used in your "Findings" section. They should be in alphabetical order by the author's last name (CBE style guide (use "Name-Year")| See Ex. Res. Paper using CBE).
-6 authored sources. No anonymous sources accepted as "the 6" (sources must have a human author with a last name). Anonymous sources can be used, but not included in "the 6." In other words, if you used 2 anonymous sources, you would need 8 total.
-contains at least 2 primary resources (scientific journals)
IF YOU HAVE 3 OUT OF 6 REQUIRED AUTHORED SOURCES, THEN YOUR MAX GRADE IS 50%

This section must be included to get credit given above
 
Appendix

-copies of the sources actually used in your findings (books need to have bibliography information and pages used; journals sources should include entire article)
- text highlighted (one color if it pertains, another color if actually used) if it is used (books need to have bibliography information and pages used; journals sources should include entire article)
-each source should be copied into a "web document" for that source on Gambassa.com

This must be included to get credit given above.

See Exemplary Research Paper from 2008 , RTF, HTML)