|Criteria||Points Possible||Points Earned|
|Introduction||0 to 10 points
· Has the topic chosen received approval from the instructor?
· Is there a clear thesis statement? What is the topic you are going to address?
· Does the introduction provide a clear overview of the paper’s contents?
|Content||0 to 35 points
· Are the issues raised in the topic properly treated?
· Is the analysis thorough?
· Is there a minimum of 10 content pages excluding the title page and reference page.
|Conclusion||0 to 10 points
· Does the conclusion offer a good summary of issues treated in the paper?
· Does the conclusion offer suggestions for further study?
|0 to 20 points
· Does the bibliography contain at least 10 scholarly sources?
· Are source materials properly cited and quoted at least 1 time in-text each in current APA style?
· Are the sources less than 5 years old?
|Structure||0 to 15 points
· Are the transitions between paragraphs and sections clear?
· Are proper APA headings used?
· Is a current APA format title page and reference page included?
|Style||0 to 10 points
· Does the paper use current APA format correctly?
· Is the paper without 20 or fewer spelling and/or grammatical errors?