Psych 404 Term Paper Rubric Student: ____________________________________________ *Failure to meet minimum requirements

Psych 404
Term Paper Rubric
Student: ____________________________________________
*Failure to meet minimum requirements will result in no credit for this paper.
Criteria
10-8 points
7-4 points
3-1 point
0 points
Points earned
Language
(Grammar, Mechanics, Usage, Spelling)
No more than three language errors present.
Four to six language errors present.
Seven to nine language errors present.
More than ten language errors present.
Title Page
(APA Style)
Includes all required details; All formatting follows APA style requirements.
Includes most required details; Most formatting follows APA style requirements.
Includes few required details; Little of the formatting follows APA style requirements.
Includes no required details; None of the formatting follows APA style requirements.
Abstract
(Less than 200 words; Keywords; APA Style)
Comprehensive and presents all required details to outline accurately the context of the paper; All formatting follows APA style requirements.
Somewhat comprehensive and lacks some details to outline accurately the context of the paper; Most formatting follows APA style requirements.
Not very comprehensive and lacks most details to outline accurately the context of the paper; Little of the formatting follows APA style requirements.
Not comprehensive and lacks all details to outline accurately the context of the paper; None of the formatting follows APA style requirements.
Body of Paper Formatting
(APA Style)
All formatting follows APA style and assignment-specific requirements; Very little formatting errors are present.
Majority of formatting follows APA style and assignment-specific requirements; Several formatting errors present.
Majority of formatting does not follow APA style and assignment-specific requirements; Lots formatting errors are present.
Whole paper does not follow APA style and assignment-specific requirements.
Reference Page
At least five references are included (2 empirical) and all references are included in the paper.
Three-Four references are included (2 or less empirical) and/or only two references are included in the paper.
Only one or two references are included (2 or less empirical) and/or only one reference is included in the paper.
No references are included and/or no references are included in the paper.
Reference Formatting
(APA Style)
All formatting follows APA style requirements.
Two or three formatting errors are present.
Four or five formatting errors are present.
Six or more formatting errors are present.
Criteria
40-30 points
29-20 points
19-10 points
9-0 points
Points earned
Body of Paper
Body of paper is comprehensive. Literature related to the proposed topic is summarized thoroughly. Comparisons and contrasts within the literature are described.
Literature review is somewhat comprehensive. Literature related to the proposed topic is summarized adequately. Comparisons and contrasts within the literature are presented but lack detail.
Literature review lacks comprehension. Limited summary of related literature is presented. Comparisons and contrasts within literature are not presented.
Literature review is insufficient in regard to depth of content and does not satisfy the minimum requirements.
Total Number of Points Out of 100
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