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Introduction

Fails to identify purpose and process and lacks direction and focus

Vaguely identifies purpose and process with limited overview of paper

Adequate coverage of topic and brief overview of paper

Effectively introduces topic and provides appropriate overview of paper with direction and focus of key ideas

Provides excellent overview of paper (grabs reader’s attention)

Clearly identifies purpose and provides overview of paper with direction and focus of key ideas

/5

Body of your paper

Minimal coverage of key ideas with major gaps in support and logic

Adequate coverage of key ideas with major gaps in logic and coverage

Evidence of analysis of key ideas with minor gaps in logic and coverage

Main ideas and factors are clearly identified and developed with key ideas supported with logic and adequate coverage.

Effectively identifies and analyzes key factors. Provides

in-depth and comprehensive coverage of all areas. Ideas are developed and supported with detail to achieve the intended purpose of the communication. Demonstrates ability to synthesize ideas.

/10

Conclusion

Vague consolidation of facts and information

Lack of logic

Evidence of consolidation of facts and information

Conclusion lacks support in body

Acceptable consolidation of facts and information

Logical and well supported conclusion

Good consolidation of facts and information

Logical and well supported conclusion

Excellent consolidation of facts and information

Logical and well supported conclusion

/5

Research Documentation

Support (Reference to course learning)

Ineffective incorporation of information and evidence of research and consolidation Minor errors in sourcing and documentation

Acceptable incorporation of information and evidence of research and consolidation Minor errors in sourcing and documentation

Acceptable incorporation of information and evidence of research and consolidation of ideas properly sourced and documented.

Good incorporation of information and evidence of research and consolidation of ideas properly sourced and documented.

Excellent incorporation of information and evidence of research and consolidation of ideas properly sourced and documented.

/10

Logic and Flow of Information

No consolidation and flow of ideas. No use of transitions and consolidations

Limited consolidation and flow of ideas. Minimal use of transitions and consolidations

Adequate consolidation and flow of ideas. Average use of transitions and consolidations

Effective consolidation and flow of ideas. Good use of transitions and consolidations

Information flows logically and

excellent use of transitions and consolidations. Clearly, concisely, and logically written – well suited for the topic and intended audience.

/10

Syntax, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Major errors in punctuation, syntax, grammar and/or spelling which makes it difficult to read. Includes more than 5 spelling/ grammar errors.

Major errors in punctuation, syntax, grammar and/or spelling which interrupts the flow for the reader.

Includes 4 – 5 spelling/ grammar errors

Minor errors in punctuation, syntax, grammar and/or spelling which do not break the flow for the reader. Includes 3 – 4 spelling/ grammar errors

No spelling/ grammar errors. There are 1 – 2 minor syntax or punctuation errors.

There are no grammatical, syntax, spelling or punctuation errors. Excellent use of vocabulary to articulate ideas.

/10

Total

/50