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Position Paper Grading Rubric – 125 pts (1) Position Paper Grading Rubric – 125 pts (1) Criteria Ratings Pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength 5.0pts Meets length requirement 0.0pts Does not meet length requirement 5.0pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePoint Analysis 30.0pts The central idea is developed and expanded with depth of critical thought. 25.5pts The central idea is discernible and developed. 22.5pts The central idea needs more development with points tying back to the thesis. 18.0pts The central idea is not developed, and the analysis lacks critical thought. 0.0pts No effort 30.0pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSupport 30.0pts The writing supports claims with several detailed and persuasive examples. 25.5pts The writing supports claims with examples, but additional analysis or examples could strengthen the argument. 22.5pts The writing supports claims with examples, but the examples are not well-developed or examined. Additional examples and analysis are needed to make the argument more persuasive. 18.0pts The central idea is not well-supported by claims and/or examples. 0.0pts No effort 30.0pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization 25.0pts Paper is clear and cohesive. Introduction and conclusion support the overall flow of the paper. 21.25pts Paper is basically clear and well-organized with a minimum of non-related material present. 18.75pts Paper has some issues with clarity, flow, and cohesion. Paper lacks organization. 15.0pts Paper lacks organization and has difficulty staying on track. Central themes are difficult to identify. 0.0pts No effort 25.0pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting: Mechanics & Usage 10.0pts The writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that would detract from a clear reading of the paper. 8.5pts The writing contains a few major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation, but the errors do not detract from a clear reading of the text. 7.5pts The writing contains some major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that need to be addressed for a clearer reading of the paper. 6.0pts The writing contains several major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that impede a clear reading of the paper. 0.0pts No effort 10.0pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClarity & Flow 10.0pts The writing contains strong word choice that clarifies ideas and masterful sentence variety aids with the flow of ideas. 8.5pts The writing contains varied word choice and sentence structures that clarify ideas and aid with the flow of ideas. 7.5pts The writing contains word choice and sentence structures that can be revised for better clarification of ideas and flow of ideas. 6.0pts The writing contains wording and sentence structures that are awkward and/or unclear, impeding the clarity and flow of ideas. 0.0pts No effort 10.0pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeVoice 5.0pts The writing maintains third-person point of view/objective voice throughout the entire text. 4.25pts The writing maintains third-person point of view/objective voice throughout much of the text. 3.75pts The writing has some deviation from third-person point of view/objective voice that needs to be revised so as not to sound biased or patronizing. 3.0pts The writing deviates significantly from third-person point of view/objective voice that needs to be revised so as not to sound biased or patronizing. 0.0pts No effort 5.0pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Format 10.0pts All sources are properly integrated and cited in the text and references page demonstrating a mastery of integrating resources and APA format. 8.5pts Most sources are integrated and cited in the text and references page. Some minor errors may exist in integration and/or citation, but it does not interfere with understanding the source of the information. 7.5pts Most sources are integrated and cited in the text and references page. Some errors may exist in integration and/or citation that need to be addressed to clarify the source of information. 6.0pts Sources are not properly integrated/cited in the text/references page. Formatting contains several errors that suggest a lack of understanding of the integration of resources and APA format. 0.0pts No effort 10.0pts Total Points:125.0

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