Rubric for Final Paper



Criterion

4

A-level qualities
(90–100)

3

B-level qualities
(80–89)

2

C-level qualities
(70–79)

1

F-level qualities
(below 70)



Score

Purpose Introduces and presents paper effectively and clearly; purpose is readily apparent to the reader Introduces and presents paper adequately; purpose is not consistently clear throughout the paper Introduces and presents paper somewhat effectively; writing has a clear purpose but may sometimes digress from it Introduces and presents paper poorly; purpose is generally unclear  
Development and content Develops paper as assigned providing a robust definition of the social business model and a lively and accurate description of Yunus's vision for it; critiques Yunus's ideas with great insight and shows a thoughtful, in-depth analysis of the Yunus volume Develops paper as assigned with a full definition of the social business model and an effective description of Yunus's vision for it; offers a thoughtful critique of Yunus's ideas and an adequate basic analysis of the Yunus volume Does not fully develop paper as assigned, may fail to provide an accurate defintion of the social business model or of Yunus's vision for it; analysis of the Yunus volume is basic or general Paper is undeveloped and completely ignores or misunderstands the social business model and Yunus's vision for it; paper does not relate to the assignment; analysis of the Yunus volume is vague or there is no evidence that the writer has read it  
Makes appropriate and powerful connections with the readings in the course and effectively introduces more than one source of outside research Makes appropriate connections with the readings in the course and effectively introduces at least one source of outside research Makes somewhat vague connections with the readings in the course; introduces no sources of outside research or uses them incorrectly or ineffectively Makes little or no connection with the readings in the course and makes no attempt to bring in outside areas of research  
In the final section of the paper gives a strong, balanced, and critical discussion of best practices for a social entrepreneur, building on the prior areas of the paper; suggestions are both reasonable and insightful In the final section of the paper, provides an effective discussion of best practices for a social entrepreneur, building on ideas previously stated; suggestions are reasonable In the final section of the paper, provides some suggestions on best practices for a social entrepreneur, though they may be vague or may not relate to ideas previously stated; suggestions are reasonable Does not include any discussion of best practices or makes statements that are directly contradicted by earlier statements in the paper; suggestions may be unreasonable or outlandish  
Documentation and support Ideas are supported effectively and the paper has the required number of legitimate sources that are clearly attributed Ideas are generally supported and paper includes the required number of legitimate sources; attribution is mainly clear Although attribution is present, paper may not include the requisite number of sources or may include questionable sources; some statements are unsubstantiated and the source of some ideas is unclear Attribution is missing, or sources given are poorly chosen, or sources have not been used  
Organization Arranges ideas clearly and logically to support the purpose or argument; ideas flow smoothly and are effectively linked; reader can follow the line of reasoning Arranges ideas adequately to support the purpose or argument; links between ideas are generally clear; reader can follow the line of reasoning for the most part Arranges ideas adequately, in general, although ideas sometimes fail to make sense together; reader remains fairly clear about what writer intends Arranges ideas illogically; ideas frequently fail to make sense together; reader cannot identify a line of reasoning and becomes frustrated or loses interest  
Writing mechanics Writing demonstrates a sophisticated clarity, conciseness, and correctness Writing is accomplished in terms of clarity and conciseness and contains only a few errors Writing lacks clarity or conciseness and contains numerous errors Writing is unfocused, rambling, or contains serious errors  
APA format Uses APA format accurately and consistently Uses APA format with minor violations Reflects incomplete knowledge of APA format Does not use APA format  

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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: 30–32 = A (93–100); 29 = A– (90–92); 28 = B+ (88–89); 23–27 = B (83–87); 22 = B– (80–82); 21 = C+ (78–79); 15–20 = C (73–77); 14 = C– (70–72); 7–13 = D (60–69); 0–6 = F (below 60).