English 135 Research Paper Rubric Element Points Possible Points Earned Comments All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way: • The paper is a research paper. • The paper is 2500+ words. • The paper uses 10-15 scholarly sources. • The thesis statement is well crafted, clear, and sophisticated. 25 The content is comprehensive, accurate, and logical. The content addresses an appropriate issue in-depth and explores and leads to a deeper understanding of the issue. The paper sets forth a clear claim, provides logical reasons, and effectively uses evidence to support the reasons. Major points are stated clearly, are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis, and are organized logically. • Sources are used to lend authority and credibility to the research. • Includes at least two appropriate figures (visuals) properly cited and embedded. 50 The paper links theory to relevant examples of current experience and industry practice and uses the vocabulary of
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