Paper Grading Rubric

Requirements of submission: Short paper assignments must follow these formatting guidelines: double spacing, 12-point T imes New Roman font, one-inch margins, and APA formatting. Failure to adhere to these requirements of submission will result in the paper receiving a lower grade. Papers must be submitted through the SafeAssign portal.

Instructor Feedback: Students can find their feedback in a Word file with Track Changes.

Critical Elements

Distinguished

Proficient

Emerging

Not Evident

Value

Main Elements

Includes all of the main

elements and requirements and cites multiple examples to illustrate each element

(23-25)

Includes most of the main

elements and requirements and cites many examples to illustrate each element

(20-22)

Includes some of the main

elements and requirements

(18-19)

Does not include any of the

main elements and requirements

(0-17)

25

Inquiry and Analysis

Provides in-depth analysis that demonstrates complete understanding of multiple concepts

(18-20)

Provides in-depth analysis that demonstrates complete understanding of some concepts

(16-17)

Provides in-depth analysis that demonstrates complete understanding of minimal concepts

(14-15)

Does not provide in-depth analysis

(0-13)

20

Integration and

Application

All of the course concepts are

correctly applied

(9-10)

Most of the course concepts are

correctly applied

(8)

Some of the course concepts

are correctly applied

(7)

Does not correctly apply any

of the course concepts

(0-6)

10

Critical Thinking

Draws insightful conclusions

that are thoroughly defended

with evidence and examples

(18-20)

Draws informed conclusions that

are justified with evidence

(16-17)

Draws logical conclusions,

but does not defend with

evidence

(14-15)

Does not draw logical

conclusions

(0-13)

20

Research

Incorporates many scholarly

resources effectively that reflect depth and breadth of research

(14-15)

Incorporates some scholarly

resources effectively that reflect depth and breadth of research

(12-13)

Incorporates very few

scholarly resources that reflect depth and breadth of research

(11)

Does not incorporate scholarly

resources that reflect depth and breadth of research

(0-10)

15

Writing

(Mechanics/Citations)

No errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations

(9-10)

Minor errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations

(8)

Some errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations

(7)

Major errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations

(0-6)

10

Earned Total:

Comments:

100%