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Overall Source Quality
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This paper takes a clear position supported logically by extensive, concrete detail and critical interaction with source material.
All key points are thoroughly addressed.
Material is clear, relevant, accurate and concise.
Sources are clearly integrated into and advance the argument through accurate use of quotation, paraphrase or summary.
The paper consistently and accurately uses appropriate documentation style.
Source material fits smoothly into the writer’s own text.
The organization is logical, paragraphs are unified, exceptionally coherent and contain effective topic sentences, and transitions are effective.
There is a clear and easy-to-follow sequence of ideas.
There is no unnecessary duplication of ideas or information.
The project has an excellent design, layout; it is neat and easy to understand the content.
Pictures and graphics are clear and relevant.
Speaks clearly and confidently.
Meaningfully connects to audience.
Uses inflections, pauses, and accentuation and word choices strategically.
Professional dress and appearance.
This paper takes a clear position supported by moderate but logical detail and critical interaction with source material.
All key points are addressed.
Material is clear, relevant and accurate, but may be lacking conciseness.
Sources are clearly related to and advance the argument through accurate and appropriate use of quotation, paraphrase or summary.
There is accurate use of appropriate documentation style.
Source material fits smoothly into the writer’s own text.
The organization is logical, paragraphs are unified, coherent and contain topic sentences, and transitions are effective.
There is an easy-to-follow sequence of ideas.
There is little unnecessary duplication of ideas or information.
The project has a nice design, layout; it is neat and easy to read.
Most pictures and graphics are clear and relevant.
Connects to audience.
Uses inflections, pauses, accentuation and appropriate word choices.
Neat and appropriate appearance.
This paper takes an apparent position supported by adequate detail and source material, some vagueness in example or relationship of sources to the argument or lapses in logic may be present.
Material is appropriate, but may lack a clear connection to the purpose.
There may be some irrelevant information.
Source material may be used non-critically.
Variety of sources is mostly limited and relies on quotation, paraphrase or summary.
There are occasional lapses in accurate documentation style but they do not interfere with the reader’s ability to check sources.
The organization is generally clear, transitions are clear but mechanical.
The sequence of ideas may be somewhat difficult to follow.
Some unnecessary duplication of ideas or information may be present.
The project needs improvement in design, layout and neatness.
Few of the pictures and graphics are clear and relevant.
Speaks somewhat clearly.
Has some connection with the audience.
Uses some inflections, pauses, accentuation but word choices are sometimes inaccurate or inappropriate.
Somewhat neat and appropriate appearance.
In this paper, the position is confused, vague or uses illogical supporting details.
Little evidence of appropriate content.
Source material is misquoted, used out of context, poorly paraphrased, used non-critically, or has an unclear relationship to the argument.
Variety of sources is extremely limited and relies heavily on quotation, paraphrase or summary.
Inaccurate use of documentation style interferes with the reader’s ability to check sources.
The organization is unclear, paragraphs are incoherent or underdeveloped, and transitions are unclear or missing.
The sequence of ideas is difficult to follow.
Discussion branches off into topics that are not clearly related to the central question.
The project needs significant improvement in design, layout and neatness.
The student’s pictures are not clear or relevant.
Speaks with little clarity.
Has limited connection with the audience.
Uses little inflections, pauses, accentuation and work choice is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate.
Inappropriate or sloppy appearance.
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