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Materials and Assignments for English 305, Technical Writing: Research Scenario Assignment Rubrics

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Research Scenarios Module Rubrics

Annotated Bibliography Rubric Detail

 

Levels of Achievement

Criteria

Excellent

Above Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Below Satisfactory

Incomplete

Sources

5 Points

Materials chosen reflect superior research skills; they are highly Relevant to the scenario; come from Reliable and Credible sources; and are Timely for the scenario. Student demonstrates superior understanding of research skills and evaluation of sources.

4 Points

Materials chosen reflect good research skills; they are Relevant to the scenario; come from generally Reliable and Credible sources; and are Timely for the scenario. Student demonstrates good understanding of research skills and evaluation of sources

3 Points

Materials chosen reflect satisfactory research skills; some materials may not be Relevant to the scenario; or may not come from Reliable and Credible sources; and may not be Timely for the scenario. Student demonstrates satisfactory understanding of research skills and evaluation of sources

2 Points

Materials chosen reflect poor research skills; materials are not Relevant to the scenario; or don’t come from Reliable and Credible sources; or are not Timely for the scenario. Student demonstrates poor understanding of research skills and evaluation of sources. The number and type of sources may not fulfill requirements of the assignment.

0 Points

Assignment does not fulfill basic requirements of the assignment. Work not turned in. Work plagiarized.

Annotations

5 Points

Annotations are detailed, clear, and precise; they provide an insightful and thoughtful level of evaluation.

4 Points

Annotations are detailed and clear; they provide a good evaluation of the sources.

3 Points

Annotations provide a satisfactory level of summation and evaluation. Additional details and / or evaluation may be needed.

2 Points

Unsatisfactory level of summation: details may be needed and / or little to no evaluation provided.

0 Points

Annotations not included. Assignment does not fulfill basic requirements of assignment. Work not turned in. Work plagiarized.

Citation Mechanics

5 Points

Citations carefully follow citation formatting. Only minor errors are present. Student appears to fully understand citation formatting

4 Points

Citations follow correct formatting. Some errors are present, but they do not reflect an overall lack of understanding citation formatting.

3 Points

Citations generally follow correct formatting. Errors are present. Student appears to have some difficulty understanding citation formatting.

2 Points

Citations do not follow correct formatting. Student appears to have little or no understanding of citation formatting.

0 Points

Assignment does not fulfill basic requirements of assignment. Work not turned in. Work plagiarized.

 

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Background Report Rubric

Criteria

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Needs to be Improved

Documents include factual and objective background information related to the research scenario.

3.5 Points

2.5 Points

1.5 Points

0.5 Points

Documents include appropriate sections and headers facilitating access to information.

3.5 Points

2.5 Points

1.5 Points

0.5 Points

Documents include in-text citations of external sources; References (APA) or Works Cited (MLA) page is included and sources are listed in proper order.

4 Points

3 Points

2 Points

1 Points

Document shows writer has control of grammar and mechanics.

4 Points

3 Points

2 Points

1 Points

 

Final Report & Visual Presentation Rubric

Final Report and Visual Presentation Rubric

 

Levels of Achievement

Criteria

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Needs to be Improved

Graphics and visuals illuminate content and make information visually approachable; visuals are numbered, titled, and referred to by its number in the text.

5 Points

4 Points

3 Points

2 Points

Recommendation document's assertions supported by sound reasoning and valid interpretation of sources.

5 Points

4 Points

3 Points

2 Points

Background information supported by relevant, credible, and appropriate sources.

5 Points

4 Points

3 Points

2 Points

Sources cited correctly and integrated appropriately.

5 Points

4 Points

3 Points

2 Points

Documents show writer has control of grammar and mechanics.

5 Points

4 Points

3 Points

2 Points

Documents' formatting and design make them easy to read and information accessible.

5 Points

4 Points

3 Points

2 Points