This makes the total score for the paper 15 points. These will be: Thesis Statement, Organization of Ideas, Use of Sources, Bibliography, and Conventions.
Any good essay should begin with a clearly written thesis statement.
You may also want to grade students on the formatting of their bibliography depending on what style they are writing in (APA, MLA, etc).
Finally, you can grade on a combination of both criteria.
Rubrics can be used to score work by assigning a point value to a student's performance in each of the categories.
A clearer example of this will be detailed throughout the rest of the lesson. Zero is the lowest score a student can receive in a category and three is the highest.Rubrics are especially useful when grading written work, as they provide a template for grading each student, even when their writing style and topic may vary.This lesson will provide an example of a rubric you can use when assessing research papers.A paper with a clear organizational style, good use of transitions, and natural progression of ideas would earn a three.It is in this grading category that a research paper becomes different from other kinds of essays.It would probably be impossible to read and understand.Research papers need to be similarly organized clearly.Rubrics are a useful tool for setting expectations and grading student work.This lesson will provide you with examples for a rubric you can use when teaching and assessing research papers written by your students.When grading a research paper, if the author has clearly reinforced all of their claims with sources, they would earn a three in this category.If the author makes many claims that do not have sources, they would obviously earn a lower score, all the way down to zero.