Rubric for Final Paper/Proposal



Criterion

4

A-level qualities
(90–100)

3

B-level qualities
(80–89)

2

C-level qualities
(70–79)

1 or 0

D- or F-level qualities
(60–69 or below 60)



Score

Presentation of company background

Paper presents the background of the chosen company in a clear, thorough, accurate, and organized manner; reader has an excellent understanding of the company. Paper presents the background of the chosen company in a clear and accurate manner; reader has a good understanding of the company Paper presents the background of the chosen company but the presentation may lack clarity, accuracy, or organization; reader has a superficial understanding of the company Paper fails to present the background of the chosen company or background presentation lacks veracity.  

Discussion of current market conditions and Fed policies

Paper accurately researches current conditions and policies and discusses them with exceptional skill; shows exceptional comprehension of these elements and their effect on companies Paper accurately researches current conditions and policies and discusses them accurately and effectively; shows comprehension of these elements and their effect on companies Paper shows evidence of an attempt to research current conditions and policies but may fail to apply them consistently or shows barely adequate comprehension of these elements and their effect on companies Paper does not make an attempt to consider current conditions and policies or discusses in a completely inaccurate and ineffective manner; shows no comprehension of these elements and their effect on companies  

Analysis of fund sourcing and risks

Paper shows an exceptional level of originality and thoughtfulness in assessing sources for funds as well as risks; reader gains many insights Paper shows an effective level of analysis in assessing sources for funds as well as risks; reader gains some insights Paper shows a superficial level of analysis in assessing sources for funds as well as risks; reader gains few insights Paper displays a completely inadequate level of analysis or no attempt at analysis; reader gains no insights  

Persuasiveness

Proposal/PowerPoint is exceptionally persuasive and extremely well-presented. Proposal/PowerPoint is persuasive and effectively presented. Proposal/PowerPoint is somewhat persuasive but the presentation is lacking in some way (somewhat disorganized, poorly stated, not well supported). Proposal/PowerPoint is completely unpersuasive and ineffective.  

APA formatting

Uses APA format accurately and consistently Uses APA format with minor violations Reflects incomplete knowledge of APA format Does not use APA format  

Length and writing mechanics

Writing demonstrates a sophisticated clarity, conciseness, and correctness; both parts of the project are of the proper length. Writing is accomplished in terms of clarity and conciseness and contains only a few errors; both parts of the project are of the proper length. Writing sometimes lacks clarity or conciseness and contains noticeable errors; one parts of the project may be too long or too short. Writing is unfocused, rambling, or contains serious errors; one or both parts of the project are too long or too short.  

Total

 

Note: Criteria are evaluated on a 4-3-2-1-0 basis. Total rubric points are converted first to a letter grade and then to a numerical equivalent based on a 0–100 scale: 23–24 = A (93–100); 22 = A– (90–92); 21 = B+ (88–89); 17–20 = B (83–87); 16 = B– (80–82); 15 = C+ (78–79); 11–14 = C (73–77); 10 = C– (70–72); 5–9 = D (60–69); 0–4 = F (below 60).