Discussion: Critical or Original Thinking
Critique demonstrates basic understanding of article, answers all but two or three of the required questions, and/or does not support findings with current research.
The critique of the article is poor, lacks critical or original thinking, and fails to answer two or more questions
Original explanation is well evidenced and developed.
Original explanation is present and well evidenced, yet not well developed.
Original explanation is present, though not well evidenced or developed.
Conclusion is omitted, OR no original explanation is present in conclusion.
Clarity of writing
Paper has excellent use of Standard English, showing original thought, has no spelling or grammar errors, and is well organized.
Paper has some evidence of own expression and competently uses language, no more than two spelling or grammar errors, and is well organized.
Paper has some evidence of own expression and competently uses language, no more than four spelling or grammar errors, and is well organized.
Language needs development. There are five or more spelling and/or grammar errors, and paper is poorly organized.
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APA, grammar, spelling and/or punctuation contain multiple errors, and/or many citations are missing.
Paper has three to five errors in APA format, grammar, spelling, and syntax and/or one–two citations are missing.
1 point 2 points
Paper correctly follows APA format with no more than two types of errors. APA format
Total Points Possible = 50 points
APA format 2 4 All information taken from another source, even if summarized, must be cited in the paper and listed in the references using (APA sixth ed.) format.
1. Document setup 2. Title and reference pages. 3. Citations in the text and reference page.
Total 50 100%
Assignment Guidelines NR224: Fundamentals-Skills
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GRADING RUBRIC Assignment Criteria Outstanding or Highest Level of
Performance A (92–100%)
Very Good or High Level of Performance B (84–91%)
Competent or Satisfactory Level of Performance C
Poor, Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of Performance F (0–
Introduction provides a full and complete identification of the brochure, including the brochure title, date published, and understanding of who the information would benefit.
Partial identification of required elements OR introduction contains no required elements OR no introduction
Summary of the article
Summary is complete and thoroughly covers all required elements.
Summary is complete and is missing no more than one required element.
Summary is complete and is missing no more than two required elements.
Summary is incomplete or not included and is missing more than one required element.
Evaluation of the Article
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.