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Comparative Literature Term Paper Evaluation Rubric

Points

Strong
5

Proficient
4

Satisfactory
3

Weak
2

Unacceptable
0

Content: Focus
Clearly state a sharply focused topic in some of the most crucial points of
agreement and difference between the selected Christian literature and
the selected Chinese literature. Maintains clear focus on the topic
throughout the paper.
Content: Analysis
Select key component points within the topic and analyze them
accurately. Analyze a particular worldview related to the topic at more
than one angle.
Content: Critical Thinking
Compare and contrast the literary periods of the works including
historical background, the forms (genres), authors life/history, main
themes, and the worldviews each work presents.
Content: Integration of Faith Learning
Examine some major theoretical points or issues based on the Biblical
perspectives. Demonstrate an understanding beyond a list of similarities
and differences.
Content: Logic
Demonstrates logical and subtle sequencing of ideas through welldeveloped paragraphs.
Content: Support Discussions
Provide thoughtful supporting detail sentences in each paragraph that
develop the main idea.
Content: Quantity of Research
Use appropriate amount of primary source(s) and secondary sources.
Content: Quality of Research
Use primarily peer-reviewed professional journals or other scholarly
sources. The information or ideas used in the paper must be valid and
trusted.
Length
The paper length is sufficient (13-15 pages).
Organization: Outline
Include an effective outline guiding the papers organization.
Organization: Introduction
Provide an introduction addressing what you are going to discuss in your
paper.
Organization: Thesis
Clearly and concisely states the papers purpose in a single sentence,
which is engaging, and thought provoking.
Organization: Transitions
Effectively includes smooth transitions to connect key points.
Organization: Conclusion
Provide an engaging conclusion paragraph and restates the thesis.
Writing: Grammar/Usage/Mechanics (GUM)
Ensure your GUM (Grammar/Usage/Mechanics) including punctuation,
spelling, etc. is correct.
Writing: APA
Follow the writing style and reference guidelines found in the
Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association (6th
edition).
Writing: Format
Apply double space format (Microsoft Word) using an appropriate 12point, Times New Roman, black color font, and one inch margins.
Writing: Style
The papers tone and flow are consistently professional and appropriate
for
an academic paper. Words and sentences are easy to understand and
follow.
Reference: Citation
Provide citation information each time you cite from your source.
Reference: Bibliography
Provide a reference page listing your source.

More than
5,100 words

More than
4,900 words

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4,700 words

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4,500 words

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TOTAL POINTS EARNED ON THIS ASSIGNMENT: __________/100