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“Trail of Information” Research Rubric

 

Exceeds Criteria

Meets Criteria

Approaches Criteria

Beginning

Synthesis

Presented content clearly and concisely with a logical progression of ideas and effective supporting evidence.

Presented most of the content with a logical progression of ideas and supporting evidence.

Presented content which failed to maintain a consistent focus, showed minimal organization and effort, and lacked an adequate amount of supporting evidence.

Presented content which was unfocused, poorly organized, showed little thought or effort and lacked supporting evidence.

Citations & Documentation

Used information ethically all of the time. - Cited all sources of information accurately using in-text parenthetical citations to demonstrate the credibility and authority of the information presented.

 

Used information ethically most of the time. - Cited most sources of information in proper format and documented sources to enable accuracy checking.

 

Failed to use information ethically some of the time. - Cited most sources of information improperly and provided little or no supporting documentation to check accuracy.

 

Failed to use information ethically. - Created citations which were incomplete or inaccurate, and provided no way to check the validity of the information gathered.

Sources Used

All sources from the Works Cited section are included in in-text citations.

Most sources from the Works Cited section are included in the in-text citations

Some sources from the Works Cited section are included in the in-text citations

A few sources from the Works Cited section are included in the in-text citations

Works Cited Section

Complete citations for all sources in alphabetically arranged list below the literature review. All citations complete in MLA format with URL for websites.

Complete citations for all sources below the literature review. All citations complete in MLA format with URL for websites.

Not in alphabetical order

Complete citations for all sources below the literature review. All citations complete in MLA format with URL for websites.

Not in alphabetical order but in a numbered list

Citations not in MLA format or No URL or No organization.

Draft Presentation on the wiki

Sections Titled. Body text = normal. Paragraphs not indented. One space between paragraphs.

1 error in titles, indentation and spacing.

2-3 errors in titles, indentations and spacing

Several errors in titles, indentations and spacing

Conventions - punctuations

Sentences correct. Capitals correct in Titles. 1 space after each period or comma. No spaces before periods or commas. 1 space before an opening parenthesis and 1 space after closing parenthesis.

 

1-2 errors in conventions

3-4 errors in conventions

Several errors in conventions.

Conventions – spelling and grammar

Spelling and grammar correct.

1-2 errors in conventions

3-4 errors in conventions

Several errors in conventions.

Final Presentation on paper

Sections Titled. Body text = size 11 or 12 only. Text Paragraphs not indented. 1 space after each period or comma. 1 space before ( and 1 space after )

1-2 errors in conventions

3-4 errors in conventions

Several errors in conventions