and all references are cited The references section is often accurate Sources

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and all references are cited The references section is often accurate Sources are sometimes scholarly, accurate, and relevant to use in the paper Most citations are listed in the reference section and most references are cited the reference section is sometimes inaccurate Sources, when used, are rarely or never scholarly, accurate, and relevant Few citations are referenced, several references are not cited The reference section is inaccurate Above Standard = 5 Requires No Improvement Standard = 4 pts Requires Improvement Approaching Standard = 3 pts Requires Revision Failing = 2 or less Requires Significant Revision Quotation, Summary & Paraphrase Proper use and relevance of quotation, summarization, and paraphrasing throughout Proper use of quotation, summarization, and paraphrasing is often used throughout Proper use of quotation, summarization, and paraphrasing is generally used throughout Proper use of quotation, summarization, and paraphrasing is rarely
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or never used throughout RCSD Points: Comments or Notes : Critical Thinking, Logic, and Reasoning - Total Possible Points This Section _40_ Above Standard = 8 Requires No Improvement Standard = 6.75 pts Requires Improvement Approaching Standard = 6 pts Requires Revision Failing = 5.5 or less Requires Significant Revision Thesis Statement & Research Question(s) Thesis statement or research question(s) is unbiased, focused and clearly stated without overstatement or hyperbole. Thesis statement or research question(s) is unbiased and clearly stated, but more precision is needed. Thesis statement or research question(s) is understood or implied, but lacks clarity and focus and requires improvement. Thesis statement or research question(s) are not clearly stated. Argument Academic argument is original and dynamic, sound and well developed. Academic argument is sound and developed, however is less innovative and dynamic. The implied academic argument is sound, but requires development. Academic argument is not developed and requires significant revision. Evidence & Support Information presented is relevant and accurate; Core concepts are expressed, explained, and used correctly; author uses appropriate sources to support and defend veracity of argument. Information presented is accurate and most often relevant; core concepts are expressed, explained, and used correctly. Information presented is generally relevant and accurate; core concepts are generally expressed, explained and used correctly, however more evidence is needed. Information presented is rarely or never relevant and is inaccurate; core concepts are rarely or never expressed, explained and used correctly; author often relies on statement of sources to defend position. Analysis & Synthesis of Data, Case, or Argument Author is sensitive to, explains, and responds to other points of view, limitations and assumptions inherent in the argument or logic thoroughly and in-depth; author conveys broader significance to community.
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