Week 3 Criminal Justice Paper – 5 Page Requirement – Rubric

Week 3 Criminal Justice Paper – 5 Page Requirement – Rubric
Not Present –
0-49.99%
Unacceptable –
50-64.99%
Needs Improvement –
65-74.99%
Satisfactory –
75-84.99%
Proficient –
85-99.99%
Exemplary –
100%
Content:
demonstrates
critical
thinking,
research, and
critical
analysis skills
20%
Paper lacks
proper
research or
critical
thinking. May
only repeat
reading. Paper
may not be
submitted.
Paper does not
meet critical
thinking, research,
or analytical
standards. Paper
lacks
argumentative
thesis or is
underdeveloped.
Paper does not
provide an
adequate review
of the case.
Paper needs
improvement in its
critical thinking, and
analysis. Thesis
statement presents
main argument but
may be vague, overly
obvious, or overly
factual. Paper may
need additional
support, more
development, or a
more complete thesis.
Paper may lack
consideration of
another viewpoint.
Paper may stray from
thesis
Paper
demonstrates
satisfactory
critical thinking
and analysis in
presenting the
case. Thesis
statement and
paper present
perspective and
overview of paper
but may lack
distinct
supporting
elements. Thesis
and paper may
lack clear
argument.
Paper
demonstrates
proficient
critical thinking
and analysis.
Thesis
statement is
clear and
contains
supporting
elements. Paper
provides a clear
overview of the
case in
chronological
order.
Paper
demonstrates
exemplary
critical thinking
and analysis.
Thesis statement
is clear, concise
and contains
three supporting
elements. Paper
makes clear
argument based
on research.
Organization:
logical
organizational
elements
20%
Paper
contains one
paragraph or
lacks an
organizational
structure.
Paper not
submitted.
Paper has an
unacceptable
organizational
structure. Lack of
a clear
introduction, body
paragraphs,
conclusion. Lack
of transitions
between
paragraphs or
unity/cohesiveness
of essay.
Paragraphs seem
haphazard or
scattered. Essay
does not flow.
Paper needs major
improvement in its
organization,
including in its
introduction, body
paragraphs,
conclusion, and use of
transitions inside and
between paragraphs.
Essay lacks
cohesiveness and is
difficult to follow in
its organizational
structure.
Paper is
acceptable in its
organization,
including in its
introduction, body
paragraphs,
conclusion, and
use of transitions
inside and
between
paragraphs. Essay
may lack some
unity or
cohesiveness.
Paper is
proficient in its
organization,
including in its
introduction,
body
paragraphs,
conclusion, and
use of
transitions
inside and
between
paragraphs.
Small revisions
are warranted.
Paper is
exemplary in its
organization,
including in its
introduction,
body
paragraphs,
conclusion, and
use of transitions
inside and
between
paragraphs.
Order conveys
logical
construction and
planning of
paper.
Integration:
effective
integration of
source
material.
20%
Paper does
not use source
material in
any clear
way, or paper
not submitted.
Paper is
plagiarized.
Paper contains
unacceptable use
of source material.
This may include
unintentional
plagiarism
(instructor may
still apply
plagiarism policy
at his or her
discretion) or
inappropriate
sources. Use of
sources lack
development or
clarity. Too few
Use of source material
needs improvement.
Quotes generally
“dropped in” and not
integrated. Reason for
source use unclear.
Quality of work leaves
room for
improvement. Some
quotes may be
“dropped in” and not
integrated. Sources
may not be discussed
or analyzed fully.
Source relevance not
always clear. Few to
Paper contains
acceptable use of
source material.
Source quality
leaves room for
improvement.
Some quotes may
be “dropped in”
and not
integrated.
Sources may not
be discussed or
analyzed fully.
Source relevance
not always clear.
Paper is
proficient in its
use of source
material, which
is demonstrated
in generally
well-selected
sources. Some
integration may
be lacking as
sources may
not be fully
introduced or
discussed after.
Paper is
exemplary in its
use of source
material.
Demonstrated in
well-selected
sources
integrated into
the text of the
paper. Effective
balance between
source material,
discussion of
source material,
and student’s
own writing.
sources being used
in the text. Source
quality leaves
room for major
improvement.
Quotes, if used,
are “dropped in”
and not integrated.
Paper lacks focus.
no direct quotes being
used.
Few direct quotes
being used.
APA format:
usage of APA
7 in
documentation
and formatting
20%
APA 7
standards not
used or
contain so
many
omissions that
the paper is
not complete.
May include
no
submission.
APA 7 standards
are not met. This
may include a lack
of references, lack
of in-text
citations, misuse,
or lack of APA
formatting of
documentation.
APA 7 standards need
major improvement in
the areas of formatting
of the cover page, the
essay, the references,
and in the citing of
sources (10 or more
errors exist).
Acceptable use of
APA 7 standards,
including in the
formatting of the
cover page, the
essay, the
references, and in
the citing of
sources (no more
than 5 issues).
Generally,
employs proper
APA 7
standards,
including in the
formatting of
the cover page,
the document,
the references,
and in the
citing of
sources (no
more than 3
issues).
Effectively and
commendably
employs APA 7
standards,
including in the
formatting of the
cover page, the
document, the
references, and
in the citing of
sources.
Grammar and
Mechanics:
objective
Point of view,
academic
language, and
proper
grammar and
mechanics
20%
Does not meet
the
requirements
or there was
no
submission.
Overuse of 1st or
2
nd person in
writing. Academic
language
unacceptable as it
hinders the
reading of the text.
Uses some
argumentative and
academic language but
needs extensive review
(no more than 10
errors). Use of
subjective point of
view in more than half
of the paper.
Uses satisfactory
argumentative
and academic
language but
needs additional
work (no more
than 5 errors).
Uses some
objective and
subject point of
Uses mostly
argumentative
and academic
language with
some minor
errors (no more
than 3 errors).
Mostly uses
objective point
of view with
Uses strictly
argumentative
and academic
language (no
grammatical or
mechanical
errors). Solely
uses objective
point of view.
view in
approximately
half of the paper.
some minor use
of subjective
point of view.
* Write a 5-page research paper on the approved topic using APA format; this does not include your title page and reference page. This means
the body of your paper must be a minimum of five pages in length. If the final paper is not reviewed by the Owl there will be a 10% penalty: five
points will come off the APA format and five points off the Grammar and Mechanics).
* Sources must be used (quoted, summarized, paraphrased, cited, and referenced). Per the directions, (10% penalty) if sources are not used.
Carefully quote, cite, and reference your materials. (Five points will come off Integration and five points off the APA format).
* Plagiarism of a paper or a portion of a paper may result in a 0 for the assignment. Please refer to the Keiser University plagiarism policy.