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Final project grading rubric

Page history last edited by Mihaela Vorvoreanu 10 years, 9 months ago

Since the final project is broken into several parts, we need to figure out the relative weight & grading rubric for of each part.

 

I think you'll need my help here. I will spell out what needs to go into each part - i.e. what makes a good project proposal? Some of you may know this, but for others, it may be the first time you've done it.

 

As always, feel free to add things, or ask questions in the comments at the bottom of the page.

 

1. Idea presentation & discussion (in class)

  • is idea well formulated and thought-out?

 

2. Project proposal - (30 points)

 

Criterion

Needs Improvement

(0-2)

Meets Expectations

(3-4)

Exceeds Expectations (5)
presents problem      
explains (briefly) why problem is important to investigate      
lists research question(s)      
proposes research methodology to investigate the RQs (sample, data collection method, data collection procedures)      
proposes presentation format for final project (written paper, research report, multimedia project, ballet performance, etc.)      
presents plan of action & timeline      

 

 

3. Review of literature (70 points) - please follow the instructions (pdf) carefully.

 

Criterion Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Project topic is explained concisely & clearly 0-2 3-4 5
Clusters are clearly explained 0-6  7-8 9-10 
Enough references (about 10, at leas) under each cluster 0-6  7-8  9-10 
Info Quality: References are relevant, appropriate & credible 0-6 7-8  9-10 
Explanation of each cluster demonstrates familiarity & understanding of articles within

 

0-6

 

7-8  9-10 
Connections among clusters are explained clearly 0-6 7-8 9-10
Explanations of connections among clusters outlines the structure & main argument of literature review 0-9 10-12 13-15

 

 

4. Draft 1 (50 points)

 

Criterion Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Introduction presents topic/problem 0-3 4 5
Introduction establishes importance of topic/problem 0-3 4 5
Introduction provides an overview of project 0-4 5 5
Review of literature makes an argument for research project 0-7 8-9 10
Review of literature establishes basis (conceptual, methodological, etc.) for research project 0-7 8-9 10
Review of literature leads directly to research question 0 1 2
Research question is stated clearly 0 1 2
Methodology used to address research question is clearly explained 0-3 4 5
Writing is clear, concise, communicates effectively 0-4 5 6
-0.10 points for each spelling/grammar error      
TOTAL:     50

 

5. Draft 2 (50 points) - due date on or before the date of the final exam

 

Criterion Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Draft is complete (has all the required sections: introduction, literature review, research question, methodology, result, discussion, conclusion) 0-7 8-9 10
Draft is logically structured, well organized 0-7 8-9 10
Arguments are clear and convincing 0-7 8-9 10
Concise, clear, correct writing 0-7 8-9 10
Content of each section is appropriate and effective 0-7 8-9 10
-0.10 points for each spelling/grammar error      
TOTAL:     50

 

FINAL PAPER: 100 points

 

 

Criterion Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Introduction presents topic/problem 0-3 4 5
Introduction establishes importance of topic/problem 0-3 4 5
Introduction provides an overview of project 0-4 5 5
Review of literature makes an argument for research project 0-7 8-9 10
Review of literature establishes basis (conceptual, methodological, etc.) for research project 0-7 8-9 10
Research question is stated clearly 0 1 2
Methodology used to address research question is clearly explained 0-7 8-9 10
Results are clearly described 0-7 8-9 10
Discussion section discusses meaning & implications of results 0-9 10-13 14-15
Conclusion section starts with a brief summary and ends with directions for the future (future research, future actions) 0-7 8-9 10
Writing is clear, concise, communicates effectively 0-7 8-9 10
Paper is clearly and logically organized 0-5 6-7 8
-0.50 points for each spelling/grammar error      
TOTAL:     100

 

Comments (4)

Scott Schroeder said

at 4:29 pm on Sep 8, 2009

Do you have an idea how the final project will be delivered? The old fashioned paper way or maybe on our blogs?

Mihaela Vorvoreanu said

at 6:43 pm on Sep 8, 2009

I do not have any idea. You will come up with the delivery format, and I'll help you refine it so it's the best it can be.

abranum@... said

at 10:26 am on Sep 9, 2009

Looking forward to this project

Jenny Smock said

at 2:08 pm on Sep 9, 2009

JAS

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