This section features several rubrics I have created for a variety of different applications. A rubric is a tool used by the instructor or evaluator to assess a particular skill or proficiency against an acknowledged criteria. From a student's point of view it is necessary to know these criteria and how to meet the expected requirements. I give my students the rubric well in advance of the project so they understand my expectations and how they and their work will be assessed. It also allows the student and I a to have a reference point when discussing their results and to guide them toward improvement.
A research paper rubric is a tool used by the instructor or evaluator to assess a particular research paper against a set of universally acknowledged criteria. It is important for the student to know these criteria in advance and how to meet the expected requirements.
The various aspects on which a research paper is assessed typically include the following:
Structural and Grammatical aspects: sentence structure, syntax, and formatting style
Subject-specific aspects: depth of investigation, the methods used, and use of appropriate references
Overall impression and/or intent: content, clarity of purpose, arrangement of facts and/or arguments, length and how closely the prescribed research paper style has been followed.