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Final Research Paper Rubric

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Organization

A - AB, Excellent

introduction moves smoothly and coherently to the thesis
introduction summarizes the main points of the paper and conclusion restates the thesis statement
paragraphs use smooth, coherent transition sentences; each well-developed paragraph has a central topic that relates to the thesis
strong and coherent organization that builds analysis - conclusion summarizes paper and takes the discussion further

B - B/C, Good

introduction moves smoothly and coherently to the thesis
introduction summarizes the main points of the paper and conclusion restates the thesis statement
paragraphs use smooth, coherent transition sentences
each well-developed paragraph has a central topic that relates to the thesis
coherent organization that builds analysis - conclusion summarizes paper and takes discussion further

C, Developing

thesis statement is clearly stated in the introduction
introduction and/or conclusion summarizes the main points of the paper and restates the thesis statement
paragraphs uses some transition sentences
each paragraph has a central topic that relates to the thesis
evidence of organization but doesn’t build the analysis
conclusion summarizes paper but doesn't take discussion further

D, Underdeveloped

thesis is not clearly stated in the introduction
introduction may not summarize main points
paragraphs may not use transition sentences
paragraphs may lack a central topic
may lack a logical flow of information
little evidence of organization
conclusion doesn't adequately summarize paper

F, Failing

no evidence of thesis
does not have introduction and/or conclusion
paragraphs do not use transition sentences
paragraphs lack a central topic
lacking a logical flow of information
no evidence of organization
little to no conclusion

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Content: Formal Analysis & Historical Research

A - A/B, Excellent

3 jobs of communicative art writing are evident throughout the paper
demonstrates close looking at individual artwork(s)
ample evidence of art historical and historical context of artworks that is communicated effectively and clearly
contributions to the art/architectural world are thoroughly and expertly discussed with examples (images)
research info and amount is excellent for a college paper
research is well-integrated throughout the paper, with all sources being introduced and analyzed

B - B/C, Good

3 jobs of communicative art writing are evident throughout the paper - demonstrates close looking at individual artwork(s)
evidence of art historical and historical context of artworks that is communicated effectively and clearly
contributions to the art/architectural world are discussed with some examples (images)
research info and amount is good for a college paper
research is integrated throughout the paper, but a few sources may be not be introduced or analyzed

C, Developing

missing one or more of 3 jobs of communicative art writing - demonstrates some close looking at the artworks
some evidence of art historical and historical context of artworks that is communicated effectively and clearly
applicable aspects of the artworks are adequately discussed but may be lacking in details or fails to address individual artworks in depth—evidence of art historical terms or knowledge
a few contributions to the art/architectural world are addressed with examples (images)
research info and amount is adequate for a college paper
sources are adequately integrated throughout the paper, but some sources may not be introduced or analyzed

D, Underdeveloped

missing one or more of the 3 jobs of communicative art writing - demonstrates little looking at the artworks
little evidence of art historical terms or knowledge to describe the artworks
some applicable aspects of the artworks are addressed but may be lacking in details or fails to address individual artworks in depth - little evidence of art historical terms or knowledge
contributions to the art/architectural world may not be addressed and may lack examples (images)
research info and amount may be too simplistic or lacking for a college paper
research is not integrated into paper; sources are not introduced or analyzed

F, Failing

missing the 3 jobs of communicative art writing
shows little to no evidence of art historical terms or knowledge to describe the artworks
shows little to no evidence of art historical terms or knowledge
contributions to the art/architectural world are not addressed and little/no reference is made to images.\
research info is too simplistic and lacks adequate amount of research for a college paper.
research isn't integrated throughout the paper; sources are not introduced or analyzed

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Thesis and Argument

A - AB, Excellent

thesis is thoroughly argued with examples
uses specific observation and historical evidence to substantiate thesis
paper has a well-developed balance of descriptive elements and original argument and analysis, ideas and/or opinions in relation to sources.

B - B/C, Good

thesis is well supported with examples
uses specific observation and historical evidence to substantiate thesis
paper has a well-developed balance of descriptive elements, original argument, ideas and/or opinions in relation to sources

C, Developing

thesis may lack evidence of a thoughtful analysis of the work
uses observation and historical evidence to substantiate thesis, but may be lacking in detail
paper has a balance of descriptive elements with original argument, ideas and/or opinions of the student in relation to sources

D, Underdeveloped

thesis statement may be too broad, to narrow, or unclear and may not be supported with examples
uses observation and historical evidence to substantiate thesis, but lacks detail
relies too heavily on descriptive or factual elements, rather than original argument, ideas and/or opinions by the student

F, Failing

lacks a thesis
reflects no analysis of the exhibition as a whole, lacking analysis of certain elements of exhibition texts, curatorial intent, installation, and any larger significance
uses no specific observation and documentary evidence to substantiate analysis
relies too heavily on descriptive elements, rather than original discussion, ideas and/or opinions by the student

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Sources and Citations

A - AB, Excellent

excellent use of sources
at least 5 sources
mixture of primary, secondary, scholarly, and popular sources.
footnotes/bib are in Chicago Manual of Style
bib is fully annotated, and each annotation addresses three points (summary, how it is useful, and its trustworthiness)

B - B/C, Good

good use of sources
at least 5 sources
mixture of sources, but mostly uses secondary and/or popular sources
footnotes/bib are in Chicago Manual of Style, but student hasn't checked the format in detail
bib is fully annotated, and each annotation addresses three points (summary, how it is useful, and its trustworthiness)

C, Developing

adequate use of sources
at least 4 sources
mostly uses secondary sources and/or popular sources
footnotes/bib are in Chicago Manual of Style, but student hasn't checked the format in detail
bib is partially annotated, and annotations may fail to address all three points (summary, how it is useful, and its trustworthiness)

D, Underdeveloped

poor use of sources
at least 3 sources
no scholarly sources are used
footnotes/bib are in Chicago Manual of Style, but there are major errors
bib is partially annotated, and annotations may fail to address all three points (summary, how it is useful, and its trustworthiness)

F, Failing

poor use of sources
fewer than 3 sources
no scholarly sources are used
no attempt at using Chicago Manual of Style
bib is not annotated

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F


Clarity and Conventions

A - AB, Excellent


very few if any grammar issues
language is evocative and specific
no evidence of monotonous, superfluous, mechanical, or repetitive language
very few to no type-os and errors
does not use first person, or if it is used, there is a clear rationale

B - B/C, Good

few grammar issues
language is evocative and specific
very little of the language is monotonous, mechanical, or repetitive
few type-os and errors - does not use first person, or if it is used, there is a clear rationale

C, Developing

some grammar issues
language is somewhat specific
some of the language may be monotonous, superfluous, mechanical, or repetitive
some type-os and errors. - may use first person and not does provide rationale

D, Underdeveloped

unprofessional appearance: different fonts, ink issues, etc.
language is somewhat specific
many grammar issues
language may be monotonous, superfluous, mechanical, or repetitive
frequent type-os and errors, not proofread - may use first person and not does provide rationale

F, Failing

unprofessional appearance: different fonts, ink issues, etc.
significant grammar issues
language is lacking in specificity
language is often monotonous, mechanical, superfluous, or repetitive
language is too informal
significant type-os and errors, not proofread
uses first person throughout and not does provide rationale

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Format

A - AB, Excellent

correct margin size
meets 8-10 page requirement
title of artwork(s) is always italicized
student has included title page
student has included images of the artworks, with figure call outs in the text and with correct labels on a separate image page

B - B/C, Good

correct margin size
page requirements may not be met, or are close (less than 8 full pages)
title of artwork(s) may not be italicized throughout the paper
student has included a title page
student has included images of the artworks on a separate image page, but some figure call outs may be missing in the text or the labels may be missing information

C, Developing

correct margin size
page requirements may not be met, or are close (less than 8 full pages)
title of artwork(s) may not be italicized throughout the paper
student has included a title page
student has included image of the artworks, but some figure call outs may be missing in the text or the labels may be missing information

D, Underdeveloped

may have incorrect margin size
page requirements may not be met, or are close (less than 6 full pages)
titles may not be italicized.
student has not included a title page
student has not included any images

F, Failing

incorrect margin size
page requirements not met
title isn’t italicized - student has not included a title page
student has not included an image of the artwork

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