ResearchPaperorExerciseRubricfor the Departmentof ManagementandTechnology

ResearchPaperorExerciseRubricfor the Departmentof ManagementandTechnology

CollegeofBusiness- Worldwide

LevelsofAchievement

Criteria

Excellent(A)

Above-Average(B)

Average(C)

Near-Failing(D)

Failing (F)

Identification andAnalysisof theMain Issues/Problem

23to25points

Identifies andunderstands allof themainissues in question. Insightful,andthorough analysis of alltheissues.

21to23points

Identifies andunderstands mostof themainissuesin question. Thorough analysis of mostof the issues.

19to21points

Identifies andunderstands someof theissues in question. Superficial analysis of someof the issues.

17to19points

Identifies andunderstands fewoftheissues in question. Incomplete analysis of theissues.

0to17pointsIdentifies and understands very littleof theissuesin

question. Noanalysis ofthe issues.

Answersto ResearchQuestions

18to20points Answerstoresearch questionsareclear throughout.Connectionwith classandstudymaterialgoeswellbeyondtheobvious connections amongideas; demonstrates insightand originalthinking.

16to18points Answerstoresearch questionspresent some irrelevantinformationontopic etc.,but very little;treatment goes beyond obviousconnectionswith class andstudymaterial.

14to16points Answerstoresearch questionsarevague in places; someirrelevantor distractinginformation.

12to14points Answerstoresearch questionsareunclear and/or confusing. Treatment is very superficial; papermay be wellwrittenbut says nothing.

0to12points

Doesnot address the researchquestions. Treatment is very superficialandsays very little.

Organization andCoherence

18to20points

Uses alogical structure appropriate topaper’s subject, purpose, audience, thesis,and disciplinary field. Sophisticatedtransitional sentences oftendevelop

oneidea fromtheprevious one oridentify theirlogical relations. Itguides the reader through thechainof reasoningorprogression

ofideas.

16to18points Showsalogical progressionofideasand uses fairlysophisticatedtransitionaldevices; e.g.,

maymove fromaleast to a more importantidea. Some logicallinksmay befaulty, buteachparagraph clearly relates to paper’s centralidea.

14to16points

May list ideas orarrange themrandomlyrather than usingany evident logical structure. May use transitions,but they are likelytobesequential(first, second, third)rather than logic-based.Whileeach paragraphmay relateto centralidea,logic is not alwaysclear. Paragraphs have topic sentencesbutmaybeoverly general,and arrangementof sentenceswithinparagraphs may

lackcoherence.

12to14points May haverandom organization,lackinginternalparagraph

coherenceandusingfeworinappropriate transitions. Paragraphs may lack topic

sentences ormainideas,or

maybe toogeneral or toospecific to beeffective. Paragraphs may notall relate topaper’s thesis.

0to12pointsAbsent of any kindof organization.Lacks paragraph topic sentenceandtransitions between paragraphs. Paragraphsdonot relate tothepaper’s thesis.

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Linksto Course Readingsand Additional Research

18to20points

Excellentresearchinto theissueswithclearly documentedlinks to class (and/oroutside)readings. Muchmore thantheminimumrequired;effort to explore topicexceeds expectations; useof primary andsecondary sources; allinformation meets quality criteria. Sources interspersedwith writer’sownanalysisorsynthesis;quotesareless than10% of paper;good useofsummary and

paraphrase;allsourcesare documented;1-3minor errors(suchas incorrect

punctuation).

16to18points Goodresearchand documentedlinks tothematerialread. Slightly morethantheminimum required;effort toensure breadthanddepth; possiblynoprimary sources; allinformation meets quality criteria. Sources interspersedwith writer’sownwork;quotes areless than20% of paper;gooduseofsummary andparaphrase; allsources are documented;4-6minor errors(suchas incorrect punctuation).

14to16points Limitedresearchand documentedlinks toany readings. At least theminimumrequired; reasonablebreadthand depthof exploration;1-2 sourceslack quality criteria (i.e.,Wikipedia). 1-2 instances of stringingsourcereferences togetherwithlittleof the writer’s

ownwork;quotes are25%

ormoreof paper;1-2 citationsmissingorwith majorerrors (ex:authors missingorincorrect).

12to14points Incompleteresearchandlinks to any readings.Less than theminimumrequired; orprovidingonly surface coverage; most sourceslack quality criteria. More than2instances of

stringingsourcereferences; quotesare40%ormoreof paper;OR paperincludes fewreferences tosources;

3-4 citations missingorwith majorerrors.

0to12pointsProvidedno referencesorsupport ofanalysis. Veryfewsources; noattempt

toexplorevarious points ofview;all sourceslack quality criteriatotal.No references to sources; OR thereis evidenceof plagiarism;5ormore citationsmissingorwithmajorerrors.

Style, Mechanics,and Format

13to15points Chooseswordsfortheir precisemeaninganduses anappropriatelevelofspecificity. Sentencestyle fitsaudienceandpurpose.Sentences clearly structuredandcarefully focused. Almostentirely freeof spelling, punctuation,and grammaticalerrors. Accurately userequiredformattingstyleandproper referencing

11to12points Generally uses words accuratelyandeffectively, but may betoogeneral. Sentencesgenerallyclear, structured, and focused, though somemaybe awkwardorineffective.May containafewerrors, whichmayannoy the readerbutnot impede understanding. Accurately userequired formattingstyleandproper referencing

9to10points

Uses relatively vagueand generalwords, may use someinappropriate language.SentenceÂ’s structuregenerallycorrect, butsentences may bewordy,unfocused, repetitive,orconfusing. Usually contains several mechanicalerrors,which maytemporarilyconfuse thereaderbutnotimpede theoverall understanding. Accurately userequiredformattingstyleandproper referencingwith few exceptions

7to8points

Tends tobeingvague and abstract, orvery personal and specific. Usually contains severalawkward orungrammaticalsentences; sentence structureis simpleormonotonous. Usually containseithermanymechanicalerrors orafewimportant errorsthatblock thereader’sunderstanding andabilitytoseeconnections betweenthoughts. Accurately use required formattingstyle

andproper referencingwith several exceptions

0to6points Misuseofwords throughout. Awkward sentences throughout.Difficult

toattachathought process. Poorly punctuated,

misspelledwords,

grammatically abusive.Failtouse required formattingstyleandproper referencing

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