Rubric for Minor Paper, Module 1



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

Description/summary of the search engine
Clear, organized, and easy to follow. Clear and organized but lacks some description. Description is not clear, disorganized, difficult to follow. Does not describe the search engine.  
Purpose, content, navigation of the archives
The purpose, content, and navigation are clearly delineated. Unclear on one of the following: purpose, content, navigation. Unclear on two of the following: purpose, content, navigation. The purpose, content, and navigation of this archive is not clear.  
Writing mechanics
APA format throughout, no misspelled words or grammatical errors. APA format, no more than one misspelled word or grammatical error. May start to flow as a paper, but that is a stretch; no more than two misspelled words or grammatical errors. Poorly written, doesn’t flow as one paper, misspelled words, grammatical errors.  

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: 12 = A (93–100); 11 = A– (90–92); 10 = B+ (88–89); 9 = B (83–87); 8 = B– (80–82); 7 = C+ (78–79); 6 = C (72–77); 5 = C– (70–71); 2–4 = D (60–69); 0–1 = F (below 60).