|Content and Discussion||Purpose of the writing is clear.|
All required points are clearly explained.
|Major points are stated clearly and well supported.||Content is accurate. |
Content is mostly complete.
|Major idea is not well-supported or discussed.||Content is incomplete. Topic supports are lacking or topic is poorly discussed.|
|Organization and Structure||The conclusion flows logically from the body of paper.||Introduction previews major points. Paragraph transitions are logical.||The structure of the paper is clear.||The structure of the paper is not easy to follow. |
Introduction does not preview all major points. Paragraph transitions need improvement.
The conclusion does not flow well.
|Structure detracts from the message of the writer. |
Introduction and/or conclusion is missing.
Paragraphs are disjointed and lack transition of thoughts.
|MLA/APA Formatting||Paper follows MLA/APA designated guidelines with all required components.||Paper follows most of MLA/APA-designated guidelines with all required components.||Paper follows a relative amount of MLA/APA guidelines. Formatting is mostly accurate, with most required components.||Paper lacks some elements of correct MLA/APA formatting such as citations, title page, works cited page, page numbers.||Paper lacks many elements of correct MLA/APA formatting such as citations, title page, works cited page, page numbers.|
|Accuracy and Factuality of Resources||The data informing the paper are accurate and objective.||The Paper is generally well-researched, but there is one or two missing or unclear information.||The Paper is generally well-researched, but there’s a few missing or unclear information.||The Paper is not well-researched with few missing information or contradictory statements.||The Paper is not well-researched with a lot of missing information or contradictory statements.|