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Research Project Rubric

10/9

The response is a thoroughly developed persuasive essay/presentation which fulfills the purpose by including:
  • a valid, clearly focused and defined issue
  • relevant, sufficient, documented support from several valid sources
  • synthesis of all Areas of Interaction
  • precise organization of evidence and implications to enhance purpose
  • effective use of appropriate technology tools for research, analysis, and communication
  • a distinctive voice and deliberate tone
  • careful attention to audience understanding and interest
  • Biases are supported and defined
  • effective form, sequence, delivery of presentation

8

The response is a well-developed persuasive essay/presentation which fulfills the purpose with:
  • a valid, focused issue
  • relevant, specific, documented support from valid sources
  • adequate synthesis of the Areas of Interaction
  • effective organization of evidence and implications to achieve purpose
  • sufficient use of appropriate technology tools for research, analysis, and communication
  • a clear voice and consistent tone
  • attention to audience knowledge and interest
  • Generally biases are supported and defined
  • suitable form, sequence, delivery of presentation

7

The response is an incomplete or oversimplified persuasive essay/presentation which attempts to fulfill the purpose with:
  • a valid issue
  • irrelevant, inconclusive support from limited sources
  • incomplete synthesis of Areas of Interaction
  • inconsistent organization of evidence and implications
  • insufficient use of appropriate technology tools for research, analysis, and communication
  • lack of clear voice and consistent tone
  • consideration of audience awareness and interest
  • Biases interfere with the research of the topic
  • inappropriate form, sequence, delivery of presentation

6

The response is a poorly-written, inadequate essay/presentation which attempts to fulfill the purpose with:
  • unfocused or invalid issue
  • incomplete, irrelevant support
  • lack of synthesis of the Areas of Interaction
  • unclear organization of evidence and implications
  • lack of appropriate technology tools for research, analysis, and communication
  • inappropriate and inconsistent voice and tone
  • weak sense of audience awareness and interest
  • Biases are clearly over-riding the research
  • inconsistent, unclear form, sequence, delivery of presentation
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