Research Paper Grading Sheet

 

 

Attention to Organization (Unity and Coherence)

 

  A clear, easily located thesis.

  Body paragraphs follow the map of the thesis.

  Clear, easily located topic sentences in the body paragraphs.

  Unity and coherence throughout the paper.

 

Superior Good Acceptable More Work Needed Unacceptable

(25-23)  (22-20)   (19-17) (16-14)       (13-0)

 

Attention to Development (Completeness)

 

  A comfortable, engaging introduction

  Sufficient quantity and quality of overall support.

  Sufficient quantity and quality of details in body paragraphs.

  A comfortable and appropriate conclusion.

 

Superior Good Acceptable More Work Needed Unacceptable

(25-23)  (22-20)   (19-17) (16-14)       (13-0)

 

 

Attention to Mechanics

 

  Absence of major errors such as sentence fragments, comma splices, run-ons, subject-verb agreement, and pronoun agreement.

  Absence of punctuation, spelling, and diction errors.

  Absence words-often-confused errors.

  Absence of other errors such as shifts, awkward structures, modifiers, etc.

 

Superior Good Acceptable More Work Needed Unacceptable

(25-23)  (22-20)   (19-17) (16-14)       (13-0)

 

 

Attention to Revision and Format (APA or MLA)

 

  Paper indicated obvious and thorough revision

  Paper conforms exactly to general APA or MLA guidelinesmargins, line spacing, citations

  In-text citations handled properly

  Sources page presented according to required format

 

Superior Good Acceptable More Work Needed Unacceptable

(25-23)  (22-20)   (19-17) (16-14)       (13-0)