Rubric for Final Paper



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

Quality of Thesis

Discussion is organized around a clear thesis and controlling idea. Discussion has an evident thesis and controlling idea, although there may be a mild lack of focus. A thesis and controlling idea can be discerned, but the discussion frequently deviates from it. Thesis and/or controlling idea are either inadequate or completely missing.  

Use of Outside Resources

Student uses three or more resources, all of which provide excellent support for the paper and are properly documented. Student uses at least three resources, all of which are relevant tot he paper and are properly documented. Student uses at least two resources both of which are relevant to the paper. Documentation is complete but may contain some errors. Student uses fewer than two or no relevant resources; documentation is inappropriate or missing.  

Mastery of Concepts

Student shows evident mastery of the leading ideas of the course and analyzes relevant sociological concepts Student demonstrates a clear understanding of the leading ideas of the course as well as sociological concepts, but may exhibit some slight misinterpretation. Student demonstrates a barely adequate understanding of the leading ideas of the course as well as sociological concepts, and displays some significant misinterpretation. Student demonstrates vague or minimal understanding of the leading ideas of the course or of sociological concepts.  

Length, Coherence, and Unity

Paper is of the proper length and is extremely clear, coherent, and unified. Paper is of adequate length, is easily understood, and maintains coherence and unity, with only occasional lapses. Paper is somewhat too long or too short; the thrust of the paper can be understood but overall the paper lacks coherence and unity. Paper does not meet length requirements and/or is incoherent or lacks unity.  

Recognition of

Changes over

Time

Paper demonstrates a sophisticated acknowledgement and understanding of the changes in the workplace over time. Paper acknowledges and clearly conveys certain changes in the workplace over time. Paper glancingly refers to or misuses references to changes in the workplace over time. Paper fails to acknowledge or demonstrate comprehension of changes in the workplace over time.  

Analysis of

Trends

Student very effectively analyzes the ways that global, economic, social and cultural trends have influenced the workplace. Student discusses the ways that global, economic, social and cultural trends have influenced the workplace. Student makes and attempt to analyze the ways that global, economic, social and cultural trends have influenced the workplace but the analysis is somewhat incomplete or superficial. Student does not acknowledge or completely misstates the influence of global, economic, social or cultural trends on the workplace.  

Written communication

There are few spelling or grammatical errors, none of which seriously detract from the paper. There are some spelling or grammatical errors, few of which detract from the paper. Student makes a number of spelling or grammatical errors, several of which seriously detract from the paper. Student makes many spelling or grammatical errors, which seriously detract from the paper.  

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: 26–28 = A (93–100); 25 = A– (90–92); 24 = B+ (88–89); 20–23 = B (83–87); 19 = B– (80–82); 18 = C+ (78–79); 13–17 = C (73–77); 12 = C– (70–72); 6–11 = D (60–69); 0–5 = F (below 60).