Introduction is limited
or missing entirely.
Poorly organized document.
Transitions are infrequent, illogical, or missing entirely.
Conclusion is limited or missing entirely.
Writing contains numerous errors in spelling, grammar, or sentence structure that severely interferes with readability and comprehension.
No attempt at APA
Introduction is present
but incomplete or underdeveloped.
Poorly organized document that interferes with readability and comprehension.
Transitions are sporadic.
Conclusion is present, but incomplete or underdeveloped.
Writing contains numerous errors in spelling, grammar, or sentence structure that somewhat interfere
with readability or comprehension.
APA format is attempted to paraphrase, quote, and cite, but errors are significant.
Introduction has a clear
opening, provides background information, and states the topic.
Loosely organized document that may have to be inferred.
Transitions are appropriate and help the flow of ideas.
Conclusion summarizes main argument and has a clear ending.
Writing follows conventions of spelling and grammar throughout. Errors are infrequent and do not interfere with readability or comprehension.
APA format is attempted to paraphrase, quote, and cite, but few errors are present.
Introduction catches the
reader’s attention, provides compelling and appropriate
background information, and clearly states the topic.
Well organized document with an appropriate introduction.
Transitions are thoughtful and clearly show how ideas relate.
Conclusion leaves the reader with a sense of closure and provides concluding insights.
Writing follows conventions of spelling and grammar throughout that helps establish a clear idea and aid the reader in following the writer’s logic.
APA format is used throughout when appropriate or called for.
[Score x 5 = 20pts]