The example rubric detailed in this lesson will use 5 categories.
The example mentioned above would earn a zero in this category on the rubric.
A paper with a clear organizational style, good use of transitions, and natural progression of ideas would earn a three.
Imagine reading this lesson, but instead of headings, transitions, and a progression of ideas, you were instead presented with random facts all over the place with no clear organization.
It would probably be impossible to read and understand.
Typically, a teacher will review both the assignment and the rubric, so students know the types of criteria that must be met and can ask questions if necessary.
Since rubrics offer the exact specifications for an assignment, you'll always know which grade you'll get on the project.
If the student had a great number of sources, the kid would get 4 points. This portion of the rubric represents 20 points a kid could earn on the research paper; the other portions account for the remaining 80%.
Having clear expectations is great for both teachers and students.
This lesson will provide you with examples for a rubric you can use when teaching and assessing research papers written by your students.
If you've ever taken a class, taught a class, or learned about teaching, you have probably seen a rubric.