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Rubric Section

Element Item Title Page Short Title Running Head Title + Affiliation Abstract Contains the heading “Abstract” On a separate page 120 words or less Clearly summarizes the review Body

Sec Sub Score Wgt Pct Points 0.25 90 0.1 0.09 98 0.1 0.10 95 0.05 0.05 2.5 100 0.25 100 0.1 90 0.15 100 2 0.25 0.10 0.14 2.00

A B C D

28.1 Title is used as heading 80 0.1 0.08 Thesis statement is clear, meaningful 90 4 3.60 Depth of Research: Lit review is thoroughly developed, supported, and structured using only relevant information 80 8 6.40 Explanation of Literature 90 8 7.20 Final analysis shows understanding of the research. 80 8 6.40 References and Documentation 26.85 Use Zotero to get full credit on this part. **Remember to check references to make sure that they were imported in the correct format Overall, follow APA style. In alphabetical order. Double-spaced. Have a hanging indent. Must have at least 25 references. All references must be cited in text (otherwise do not include them). All references cited in text must be included in reference section. Research notes (in Zotero) are complete, and reflect how the sources are used in the paper. 90 0.2 80 0.2 70 0.2 90 0.25 70 8 80 70 3 3 0.18 0.16 0.14 0.23 5.60 2.40 2.10

90

12

10.80

E

Overall writing style, grammar, and mechanics Length: 15-25 pages, but appropriate to scope Double spaced Sections are in order Appropriate font/size Clear and concise writing, correct grammar/spelling Overall application of APA format is correct (e.g., heading, citations, numbers in text etc. -- see individual format-related elements above) Rubric was carefully reviewed

42.3 100 90 80 100 70 4 0.1 0.1 0.1 20 4.00 0.09 0.08 0.10 14.00

100 90

8 3

8.00 2.70

NEW!

Peer and UTF feedback was considered and, when appropriate, led to revisions Percentage total Points this assignment

70

7

4.90 81.88

60

TOTAL

49.13

Comments

Authors: Use this page

ed in the correct format from psycINFO or PubMed.

Rubric Section

Element Item Title Page Short Title Running Head Title + Affiliation Abstract Contains the heading “Abstract” On a separate page 120 words or less Clearly summarizes the review Body

Sec Sub Score Wgt Pct Points 0.25 100 0.1 0.10 100 0.1 0.10 100 0.05 0.05 2.5 100 0.25 100 0.1 100 0.15 100 2 0.25 0.10 0.15 2.00

A B C D

28.1 Title is used as heading 100 0.1 0.10 Thesis statement is clear, meaningful 100 4 4.00 Depth of Research: Lit review is thoroughly developed, supported, and structured using only relevant information 100 8 8.00 Explanation of Literature 100 8 8.00 Final analysis shows understanding of the research. 100 8 8.00 References and Documentation 26.85 Use Zotero to get full credit on this part. **Remember to check references to make sure that they were imported in the correct format Overall, follow APA style. In alphabetical order. Double-spaced. Have a hanging indent. Must have at least 25 references. All references must be cited in text (otherwise do not include them). All references cited in text must be included in reference section. Research notes (in Zotero) are complete, and reflect how the sources are used in the paper. 100 0.2 100 0.2 100 0.2 100 0.25 100 8 100 100 3 3 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.25 8.00 3.00 3.00

100

12

12.00

E

Overall writing style, grammar, and mechanics Length: 15-25 pages, but appropriate to scope Double spaced Sections are in order Appropriate font/size Clear and concise writing, correct grammar/spelling Overall application of APA format is correct (e.g., heading, citations, numbers in text etc. -- see individual format-related elements above)

42.3 100 100 100 100 100 4 0.1 0.1 0.1 20 4.00 0.10 0.10 0.10 20.00

100

8

8.00

Rubric was carefully reviewed Peer and UTF feedback was considered and, when appropriate, led to revisions Percentage total Points this assignment

100

3

3.00

NEW!

100

7

7.00 100.00

60

TOTAL

60.00

Comments

ed in the correct format from psycINFO or PubMed.

Rubric Section

Element Item Title Page Short Title Running Head Title + Affiliation Abstract Contains the heading “Abstract” On a separate page 120 words or less Clearly summarizes the review Body

Sec Sub Compariso Score Wgt Pct Points n 0.25 -10 100 0.1 0.10 -2 100 0.1 0.10 -5 100 0.05 0.05 2.5 100 0.25 100 0.1 100 0.15 100 2 0.25 0.10 0.15 2.00 0 0 -10 0

A B C D

28.1 Title is used as heading 100 0.1 0.10 Thesis statement is clear, meaningful 100 4 4.00 Depth of Research: Lit review is thoroughly developed, supported, and structured using only relevant information 100 8 8.00 Explanation of Literature 100 8 8.00 Final analysis shows understanding of the research. 100 8 8.00 References and Documentation 26.85 Use Zotero to get full credit on this part. **Remember to check references to make sure that they were imported in the Overall, follow APA style. In alphabetical order. Double-spaced. Have a hanging indent. Must have at least 25 references. All references must be cited in text (otherwise do not include them). All references cited in text must be included in reference section. Research notes (in Zotero) are complete, and reflect how the sources are used in the paper. 100 0.2 100 0.2 100 0.2 100 0.25 100 8 100 100 3 3 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.25 8.00 3.00 3.00

-20 -10

-20 -10 -20

correct format -10 -20 -30 -10 -30 -20 -30

100

12

12.00

-10

E

Overall writing style, grammar, and mechanics Length: 15-25 pages, but appropriate to scope Double spaced Sections are in order Appropriate font/size Clear and concise writing, correct grammar/spelling Overall application of APA format is correct (e.g., heading, citations, numbers in text etc. -- see individual format-related elements above)

42.3 100 100 100 100 100 4 0.1 0.1 0.1 20 4.00 0.10 0.10 0.10 20.00 0 -10 -20 0 -30

100

8

8.00

0

Rubric was carefully reviewed Peer and UTF feedback was considered and, when appropriate, led to revisions Percentage total Points this assignment

100

3

3.00

-10

NEW!

100

7

7.00 100.00

0

60

TOTAL

60.00

Comments

rect format from psycINFO or PubMed.

Element A: Depth of Research

B: Explanation of Literature

C: Final Analysis

· Sources mostly referenced in · Some facts not referenced ·S paper t · Several citation errors in the text · No more than one or two citation or references. ·P errors in the text or references. a · Notes in Zotero are spotty, don’t · Notes in Zotero are largely appear to be clearly reflected in ·F accurate and mostly reflected in the paper. o the paper. t E: Grammar, · No grammatical, spelling, or · Almost no grammatical, spelling · Few grammatical spelling or ·M Mechanics, & punctuation errors. or punctuation errors punctuation errors. p Organization · The paper moves toward a clear · Paper usually flows well · The paper’s direction is · conclusion with a marked sense of forwarding a logical progression somewhat clear, but is confusing o logical progression and symmetry. of thoughts. at times. ·P s · Paragraphs were structured well; · Paragraphs were mostly · Paragraph organization was sentence structure was impressive. structured well; sentences were confusing at times; sentences p designed well. were mostly designed well. * Note that on preliminary drafts, expectations are somewhat lower and as a result, scores may be higher, relative to scores (and expectations Adapted from materials developed at The Harker School: http://harker.libguides.com/LitReview D: Research Documentation

Exceeds Standard: 86-100%* · Provides complete, accurate and relevant information based firmly on extensive and careful evaluation of the research. · The required number of relevant scholarly sources are included, demonstrating extensive, in-depth research. · Background provides an excellent foundation to understand salient concepts in the literature. · Theories and studies are explained thoroughly and concisely present information necessary for understanding the topic. · Demonstrates in-depth understanding and insight into the topic through careful analysis and reflection. · Identified gaps demonstrate provocative and logical critical thinking about the topic. · Ideas for future research flow easily from the critique of current research and provide an engaging avenue of study. · Sources referenced in paper at all necessary points · All citations--in-text and references--follow APA format. · Notes in Zotero are accurate, and clearly related to the paper.

Meets Standard: 80-85% · Provides mostly complete, accurate, and relevant information based on research. · The required number of relevant scholarly sources are included, revealing adequate research. · Background provides a strong foundation to understand salient concepts in the literature. · Theories and studies are explained adequately and usually present information necessary for understanding the topic. · Demonstrates a general understanding of the topic with some analysis and reflection. · Identified gaps demonstrate logical critical thinking. · Ideas for future research generally flow from the critique of current research and provide an interesting avenue of study.

Approaches Standard: 70-79% · Provides basic, some of which may be incorrect and/or irrelevant information based on minimal research. · Too few relevant scholarly sources are included, revealing marginal research. · Background provides a good foundation to understand salient concepts in the literature. · Theories and studies are usually explained clearly and sometimes present information necessary for understanding the topic. · Demonstrates some understanding of the topic, but with limited analysis and reflection. · Identified gaps demonstrate basic understanding, but reflect minimal critical thought. · Ideas for future research only somewhat flow from the critique of current evidence.

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Falls Below Standard 69% or lower · Paper is lacking information and/or information is inaccurate and irrelevant needing much more research. · Over-reliance on non-academic and secondary sources. · Background should have provided much more information to explain pertinent concepts in the literature. · Theories and studies are confusing and rarely present information necessary for understanding the topic. · Demonstrates little understanding of the topic through minimal analysis and reflection. · Identified gaps demonstrate no critical thought. · Ideas for future research do not flow from the critique of current research and fail to provide a connected avenue of study · Spotty documentation of facts in text · Pattern of citation errors in the text and references. · Few or no notes in Zotero, and little or no relationship between them and the paper. · Many grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. · The paper lacks a clear sense of order and direction. · Paragraph structure was not clear; sentences depended heavily on passive voice or were confusing.

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Section 1 2 Title Page 3 4 5 6 7 Abstract 8 9 10 11 12 13 Introduction 14

Item

ManOpt

Score Weight Sec Subt Points 0.25

Short Title Running Head Title + Affiliation

Man Man Man

100 95 95

0.1 0.1 0.05 3.5

0.1 0.1 0.05

Contains the heading “Abstract” On a separate page 120 words or less Clearly summarizes the study

Man Man Man Man

100 0 100 100

0.25 0.1 0.15 3 25.6

0.25 0 0.15 3

15

Title is used as heading Introduces the problem under investigation

Man

100

0.1

0.1

Man

100

5

5

16 17 18 19

20 21 22 Method 23 Overall 24

Lit review is thoroughly developed, supported, and structured using only relevant information Central purpose is clear and apparent. State variables State hypotheses Length: 6-10 pages depending on full length of paper, appropriate to scope of proposal

Man Man Man Man

95 100 100 100

10 5 0.25 0.25

9.5 5 0.25 0.25

Man

100

5

5

4.25

25

Subheadings are in APA format

Man

100

0.25

0.25

26 27 28 29 Participants 30 31

Materials + procedures are written in paragraphs Man Clear, organized, and easy to understand Man

100 100

1 3 1.1

1 3

32

Number of participants Demographics: sex, age, race/ethnicity General geographic location (e.g. University in Northeast United States)

Man Man

100 100

0.25 0.25

0.25 0.25

Man

100

0.1

0.1

33 34 Man 35 Materials and/or Measures 36 Experimental non-questionnaire study

Recruitment, selection of participants, and/or conditions of participation (e.g., payment, extra credit, nothing) Man

100 85

0.5 15 15

0.5 12.8

37 38 39 40 Survey Study 41 42 43

Adequately describe materials used Where it came from / who created it What it assesses The full name of the measure Where it came from / who created it What it assesses Info on item measurement (e.g., 7 point Likert scale) Example of a sample item

44 45

46 Observational study Props/apparatus 47 Measurement materials (e.g., stopwatch) 48 49 50 51 Procedures 52 Data recording sheets 7 Type of research design Man 100 2 2

53

54 55 56 Proposed Results Identification of the statistical test used Opt 57 Restated hypothesis Opt 58 Hypothesis was correctly supported or rejected Opt 59 Correct interpretation of findings across groups All relevant data was presented in APA format

Include all steps in procedure Man Mentions what is appropriate to hypothesis and design (e.g., subject assignment, instructions, debriefing) Man

95

2

1.9

100

3 0

3

60

Opt

Opt 61 62 63 References 4 65 Use Zotero and you will get full credit on this part. 67 **Remember to check references to make sure that they were imported in the correct format fro 68 Overall, follow APA style. Man 69 100 0.25 0.25 70 71 In alphabetical order. Double-spaced. Man Man 100 100 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25

72 73

74

Have a hanging indent. Man Must have at least 10 references. Man All references must be cited in text (otherwise do not include them). Man All references cited in text must be included in reference section. Man

100 100

0.25 2

0.25 2

100

0.75

0.75

75 76 77 Overall writing style and grammar

100

0.25 39.3

0.25

78 79 80 81

Length: 15-25 pages, appropriate to scope Double spaced Sections are in order Appropriate font/size

Man Man Man Man

100 100 100 100

4 0.1 0.1 0.1

4 0.1 0.1 0.1

82

83 84 85

Clear and concise writing, correct grammar/spelling Overall application of APA format is correct (e.g., heading, citations, numbers in text etc. -- see individual formatrelated elements above) Percentage total Paper quality: 75% Process Documentation: 10% Process Communication: 15% TOTAL

Man

93

35

32.6

Man 94.6 70.944375

10

15 95.944375

This is an ambitious and impressive piece of work. The thinking is very strong. The writing is good. You get into trouble at times. As a reader, I appreciate the effort to give some variety with interesting sentences and the like. It’s just the next step for you: doing that but keeping it clear. So you may want to back off a little and go for simple, direct, and clear. But overall, this was one of the very best works we read. Fine job. Here’re the details.

Comments

yes h should not be capitalized title not double spaced

yes no yes yes

no yes it is also reviewed throughout the literature review The literature review starts with the beginnings of TMT and goes on to connect it to other theories and research in a fluid and concise manner. There are a couple of points where I think the connections could have been explained better and some concepts should have been explained in more detail. yes, throughout the review yes yes

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there is not an explanation of the primes for mortality salience or in-group and out-group priming in the measures section yes in the procedures yes

yes unclear if participants are working in groups or individually but the rest of the procedure is well written and clear

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orted in the correct format from psycINFO or PubMed.

yes yes yes

yes yes

yes

yes

yes yes yes yes very good, a couple of spelling mistakes and some places where sentence structure was a bit unclear.

completed proposal, handed in references and Zotero file communicated when necessary and completed check ins