ENGL 2111 and 2112 Research Paper Rubric

 

Your grade is based on your achievement in the following areas. 

 

Evaluative Standards

A

Superior

Exceeds Standards

B

Good

Meets Standards

C Acceptable Meets Some Standards

D

Needs Improvement Meets A Few Standards

F

Not Acceptable Standards Are Not Met

Argument: Thesis and Development

Contextualized and qualified thesis; original, nuanced, and sophisticated argument that develops clearly and reasonably; frame of reference and significance are convincingly stated. Argument anticipates and addresses both major and subtle objections.

20

17

15

13

11

Support: Evidence, Analysis, Citations

Evidence is pertinent to argument and deeply engaged; evidence drives argument.  Relationship between ideas and support is explained in a nuanced fashion.

20

17

15

13

11

Organization: Essay Structure and Paragraphs

Essay structure reflects  logical and organic  progression of  argument. Paragraph logic is expressed  through transitions and  signposting, and  furthers development of  argument. Paragraphs are well-organized and sentences flow.  Conclusion synthesizes the argumentís greater implications.

20

17

15

13

11

Grammar, Mechanics, and Spelling

The paper shows a comprehensive command of vocabulary, syntax, and grammar and contains appropriate and effective sentence structures. There is accuracy in mechanics and, when appropriate, citations.

20

17

15

13

11

Formal Citation Styles

The paper incorporates appropriate sources; in-text and bibliographic citations are appropriately formatted

20

17

15

13

11

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