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HistoricalFictionBookProjectHistoricalAccuracyResearchPaperRubric

Format

Introduction

Thesis

Organization

Writing

Advanced
(A)

Proficient
(B)

NeedsImprovement
(C)

Unsatisfactory
(D/F)

Doesnothave:
singlespaced4partheader
(studentname,course,teacher,
duedate),
12pointTimesNewRoman,
1margins,
doublespacedtext,
pagesnumbered,
noextraspacing.

Limitedbackgrounddoesnot
successfullypreparereaderto
understandthepaper.

Notwithinpage
requirements.
Improperly
formattedcitations.
Improperly
formatted
bibliography.
Notstapled.

Grabsreaders
attention.
Conciselysetsstage
withhistorical
backgroundthatis
specifictothe
argumentofthe
paper.

Thesisisengaging,
analytical,and
creative.

Placestopicinproper
historicalcontextby
discussinghistorical
fictionbookand/or
historicalinformation
neededtounderstand
thepaper.

Doesnotmention
historicalfiction
booktitle/author.
Nohistorical
backgroundgiven.
Thesisisfirst
sentence.

Thesisiscomplex.Has
multiplepartsand/or
addresses
counterclaims.

Thesisisaclearanswerto
question,howeverdepthor
complexitymaybelimited.

Nothesis,unclear
thesis,orthesisdoes
notanswerquestion.

Topicsentencesthat
beginsectionsare
minitheses
subclaimsthat
supportmainthesis.
Sophisticated
transitionsmake
writingflow
seamlessly.

Demonstrates
comprehensive
revisionandmastery
ofconventionsof
language.

Topicsentencesthat
beginsections
generallylinkedto
thesis.
Paragraphtopic
sentencessetstagefor
bodyofparagraph.
Mostlysmooth
transitions.

Evidenceofrevision.
Writingisclearand
direct.
Minorwritingerrors
distractreaderbutdo
notskewmeaning.
Quotationsare
smoothlyincorporated
intowriting.

Topicsentencesthatbegin
sectionsarefacts.
Paragraphtopicsentencesdonot
setstageforbodyofparagraphor
arefacts.
Paragraphsaretooshortortoo
long.
Ineffectivetransitionsbetween
paragraphs.

Littleevidenceofrevision.
Awkwardphrases(awks),wrong
words(wws),andotherwriting
errorscausethereadertohaveto
stopandreread.
Quotationsarefacts.

Noclearlogicto
structure.
Noevidenceof
planning.

Noevidenceof
revision.
Excessivewriting
errorsimpair
meaning.Quotations
arestandalone
sentences.

Evidence

Analysis,Synthesis,
andEvaluation

Conclusion

QualityofSources

Incorporatesdetailed
andsophisticated
evidence,including
lessobvious
evidence,that
displaysmasteryof
relevanthistorical
eventsandissues.
Usesmanyspecific
historicalterms.

Sophisticatedand
insightfulanalysis
demonstrates
originality.
Usesprecise
analytical
words/phrases.

Creativeand
intellectually
stimulating
explanationofwhy
sourceandhistorical
issuesareimportant
outsidethecontextof
thepaperstopic.

Sourcesarecurrent,
varied,and
sophisticated.

PlagiarismInfraction
Nocitations
Nobibliography
Quotations,authors
ideas,ornongeneral
knowledgefactual
informationnotproperly
quotedand/orcited

Showsasolid
understandingof
historicalevents.
Maymisslessobvious
evidence.
Usessomespecific
historicalterms.More
detailandnuance
wouldbebeneficial.

Includesevidencethatis
minimal,obvious,orirrelevant.
Maycontainminorhistorical
inaccuracies.
Showsabasicunderstandingof
majorhistoricaleventsand
issues.
Usesfewspecifichistorical
terms.

Littletonoevidence
presentor
majorhistorical
inaccuracies.

Usesappropriate
analytical
words/phrasesto
explainwhyevidence
supportsthesis.

Littleanalysis.
Essayismostlynarrativethathas
insufficientfocusonanswering
thequestion.
Doesnotincludesufficient
analyticalwords/phrases.

Analysisislacking
orconfused.
Informationhasno
clearpurpose.

Summarizesmainpoint
andevidencein
languagedifferentfrom
introduction.
Addressesbroader
significanceoftopic.

Restatesthesis.

Noconclusion.

Usesavarietyofgood
qualitysources.

Moresourcesormore
sophisticatedsourceswouldbe
beneficial.
Reliestooheavilyonafew
sources.
Toofewortoomanycitations.

Doesnotmeet
minimumsource
requirements.

TheConsequences
Zeroonassignment
Referraltoassistant
principal
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