Literary Based Research Paper Rubric

Development and support

Develops its points effectively, logically, and in an original fashion. Assertions are supported by evidence. Paragraphs are unified, coherent, and complete. 

Includes a thesis idea that is generally supported by evidence and a logical order of paragraphs. Some unsupported generalizations may occur, or some paragraphs may lack unity or support.

Development may consist of obvious generalizations that only tell readers what they already know with limited support from the text.  

Relies strongly on generalizations rather than support and may lack specific references to the text. Paragraphs may lack unity, coherence, and completeness. Paragraphs may be insufficiently developed.

Thesis may be missing. Generalizations may be used in place of analysis. Insufficient development for the requirements of the assignment.

Style

Sentences are fluent, graceful, and a pleasure to read. They are generally free from errors, although there may be a minor error in the piece.

Demonstrates correct sentence construction for the most part, although some sentences may be awkward or unclear. Papers will generally have few (1-2) or no comma splices, fragments, fused sentences, tense and agreement errors, or other major grammatical problems. Minor errors in grammar may occur.

May demonstrate little sentence variety. Note: Grammatical errors such as comma splices, fragments, agreement errors, vague or awkward phrasing may obscure the meaning of an otherwise good paper.

Contains many errors in sentence construction, including comma splices, fragments, fused sentences, agreement problems, and awkward sentences. Some parts may be difficult to read and interpret.

Serious errors such as comma splices, fragments, fused sentences, and agreement problems obscure meaning and make this paper inconsistent with college-level writing standards. A paper at this level may be difficult, frustrating, or confusing to read.

Mechanics

Mechanics (spelling, usage, and punctuation such as commas, semicolons, and possessive apostrophes, quotation marks, and title punctuation). Papers will be almost entirely free from mechanical errors.

One or two instances of an incorrect use of words, spelling errors, or punctuation errors such as missing possessive apostrophes may occur.

May contain odd word choices, consistent errors in punctuation, or  problems with usage.

May demonstrate significant deficiencies in punctuation, word choice, and spelling.

Contains numerous errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Его обгоревшие останки все еще виднелись на ребрах охлаждения. Вся сцена напоминала некий извращенный вариант представления, посвященного празднику Хэллоуин. Хотя Стратмор и сожалел о смерти своего молодого сотрудника, он был уверен, что ее можно отнести к числу «оправданных потерь».

Фил Чатрукьян не оставил ему выбора. Когда запыхавшийся сотрудник лаборатории безопасности завопил о вирусе, Стратмор, столкнувшийся с ним на лестнице служебного помещения, попытался наставить его на путь истинный.

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