RESEARCH FEEDBACK SHEET                                                      NAME_________________________________________

NOTE: Any item followed by a * is unrevisable.

 

Content—10 points

Deductions

Effective Argumentative Title

 

Introduction (including stated or implied thesis)

 

Coherence of Body (paper is understandable and meaningful)

 

Unity of Body (paper maintains singular focus of thesis or question and moves toward this end)

 

Tone (voice is academically appropriate and not too casual)

 

Conclusion (appropriate restatement of main points without repetition)

 

 

 

External Organization and Assignment Guidelines—10 points

 

Electronic submission

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1250-1500 words of research text

 

Appropriate font and point size; minimum use of italic or underlining for emphasis

 

Left-justify entire research document; one-inch margins throughout all pages

 

Double-spacing; pages numbered appropriately in upper right-hand corner

 

Cover page with title; name, course name, instructor’s name, submission date, word count

 

Paper stapled; no paper clips, folders or external covers

 

 

 

Diction and Mechanics—10 points

 

Point of View

 

Agreement

 

Punctuation

 

Capitalization

 

Proofreading

 

Sentence Construction

 

 

 

Research and MLA Documentation—10 points

 

ALL BORROWED SOURCE MATERIAL CREDITED TO ORIGINAL AUTHOR

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Assimilation of sources (introduce and interpret every piece of external information used)

 

Minimum five credible secondary sources

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Attach photocopies of all secondary sources with all citations highlighted

 

Concession and rebuttal of any secondary opinions cited (paragraphs end with your comments)

 

“3-to-1” ratio (entire paper must range from 20% to 30% secondary source information)

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Application of MLA style of documentation (minimal reference to appropriate documentation style)

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Parenthetical citations include only the author’s last name and a page number (or portion of title as appropriate); no date and no comma or other marks inside parenthesis; period follows citations used in the body of the text

 

Block indent long quotations (start on a new line, indent two tabs—one inch, do not use quotation marks, follow quotation with a period, provide the parenthetical citation)

 

Works Cited entries each begin at left margin; subsequent lines indented one tab space (half inch)

 

Works Cited entries organized alphabetically by last name of the first author (or editor) listed on the source (do not rearrange names as they appear on the original source)

 

Use only one city in Works Cited entry

 

Use correct punctuation within Works Cited entries according to MLA

 

When using more than one book by the same author, substitute 3 dashes (---) for the name each time after the first time, then list alphabetically by the titles

 

Titles of books or periodicals are underlined

 

Titles of articles from periodicals or titles of essays from books appear in quotation marks

 

Two dates for online source entries (date of publication / revision and the date of access)

 

All entries must identify source, not merely a web pageMust name a newspaper, magazine, website, or e-text book and document accordingly; the “internet” itself is not a source

 

PAPER GRADE