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History 1121 Global History to 1500 Rubric for Research Paper Assignment CATEGORY EXCELLENT GOOD FAIR POOR Title –Captivating & informative title with optional subtitle –Title page with complete information on names, class, & date –Informative title with optional subtitle –Title page with basic information on names, class, & date –General title without a title page –Unfocused title, title not correlated with thesis, or no title Introduction & Thesis –Clearly introduces the main topic & structure of the paper –Clearly & concisely states  the paper’s thesis that is engaging & thought- provoking –Introduces the main topic & structure of the paper –Clearly states the paper’s thesis –Limited introduction of the main topic & structure of the paper –States the paper’s thesis –No clear introduction –Incomplete, unfocused, or missing thesis statement Main Body & Length –Paragraphs with logical structure, thoughtful arguments & sufficient historical facts that develop the main thesis –Paper is three or more pages long (excluding title page and bibliography) –Paragraphs with organized arguments & historical facts that support the main thesis –Paper is three or nearly four pages long (excluding title page and bibliography) –Paragraphs with limited arguments & historical facts that support the main thesis –Paper is at least two pages long (excluding title page and bibliography) –Paragraphs with minimum historical facts & fail to support the thesis –Paper is less than two pages long (excluding title page and bibliography) –Paper is copied or plagiarized from web or other sources Writing –Paper is virtually error free in sentence structure & word usage –Paper is virtually error free in spelling & punctuation –Paper contains limited errors in sentence structure & word usage –Paper contains limited errors in spelling & punctuation –Paper contains many errors in sentence structure & word usage –Paper contains many errors in spelling & punctuation –Paper contains numerous & distracting errors in sentence structure & word usage –Paper contains numerous & distracting errors in spelling & punctuation Bibliography & Citation –Three or more major references with no more than two websites –Prepared in virtually correct and consistent Chicago or MLA format –Citations in in-text, foot or end notes are not required but highly encouraged –Three or more references –Prepared in consistent Chicago or MLA format with limited errors –Citations in in-text, foot or end notes are not required but highly encouraged –At least two references –Prepared in random format with many errors –Only one or no references (Last update: Friday, June 05, 2020)

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