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RUBRIC FOR RESEARCH ESSAY

Topic accepted by Mr. Simpson  --  minus ONE point per day after November 14

 State topic here:_______________________________________________________________

 Clear statement of your hypothesis -- up to 25 points

 Use of primary and secondary sources to substantiate your hypothesis -- up to 60 points

 Use of citation scheme (this may be traditional footnoting or MLS parenthetical citation) and correct bibliography.  I would expect around 20 separate sources for an essay of this length (refer to a manuscript manual if in doubt regarding the correct form to use) -- up to 15 points

 Grammar and word choices -- up to 50 points

 Organization -- up to 50 points 

ITEM

POSSIBLE POINTS

POINTS AWARDED

Topic accepted

Loss of one point/day if late

 

Statement of hypothesis

25

 

Historical substantiation

60

 

Citation scheme

15

 

TOTAL CONTENT

100

 

Grammar and vocabulary

50

 

Organization

50

 

TOTAL STYLE

100

 

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