Information Literacy Rubric

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The rubric below is from "General Writing and Information Literacy Rubric (SEWS Rubric)" (web page).

A. See also

B. Writing Criteria                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

  Excellent Good Meets Requirements Needs Substantial Improvement Unacceptable*  
 
Thesis / Hypothesis
 
Sophisticated, well developed thesis/hypothesis that is clearly stated Good, competent thesis/hypothesis that is clearly stated Adequate thesis/hypothesis that is clearly stated Weak or unclearly stated thesis/hypothesis No Thesis/ Hypothesis
Analysis Sophisticated use of critical thinking to  integrate evidence and to support thesis/hypothesis
 
Good, competent use of critical thinking to integrate evidence and to support thesis/hypothesis Adequate use of critical thinking to integrate evidence and to support thesis/hypothesis Weak use of critical thinking so that evidence is not sufficiently integrated and thesis/hypothesis is poorly supported No analysis applied to support the thesis or to demonstrate understanding of sources/ evidence
Presentation
 
Meets professional presentation standards for the discipline and all directions for the assignment are followed
 
 

Generally meets professional presentation standards for the discipline but may contain a few careless

errors; directions for the assignment are followed

Meets minimal professional presentation standards for the discipline but may contain some 

errors that show inconsistency; directions for the assignment are followed

Professional presentation standards for the discipline not met due too many 

formatting errors; not all directions for the assignment are followed

Is not formatted correctly
Does not follow directions
Has no title
Grammar / Mechanics Free from errors in
Grammar
Usage
Capitalization
Punctuation
Spelling
Occasional errors in
Grammar
Usage
Capitalization
Punctuation
Spelling
Several errors in
Grammar
Usage
Capitalization
Punctuation
Spelling
Many errors in
Grammar
Usage
Capitalization
Punctuation
Spelling
Too many errors in
Grammar
Usage
Capitalization
Punctuation
Spelling
Organization Sophisticated logical organization with a clear line of reasoning
 
 
Good, competent logical organization with a clear line of reasoning Adequate logical organization with a clear line of reasoning Weak logical organization with a clear line of reasoning Writing not logically organized.  Frequently ideas fail to make sense.  Reader cannot identify a line of reasoning.
Comments
 
 
 
         

B. Information Literacy Criteria

  Excellent Good Meets Requirements Needs Substantial Improvement Unacceptable*
Appropriate Sources for a Scholarly Paper Excellent choice of sources for a scholarly paper Good choice of sources for a scholarly paper Adequate choice of sources for a scholarly paper Poor choice of sources for a scholarly paper No evidence of sources
Use of Sources to Support the Argument Sophisticated use of sources to enrich thesis/hypothesis; original conclusions or divergent opinions are drawn from sources
 
 
Good, competent use of sources to enrich thesis/hypothesis; sources are fairly represented Adequate use of sources to extend thesis/hypothesis Poor use of sources:
Arbitrary source usage
Over-use of single source
Excessive quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing
Notable discrepancies between References / Works Cited / Bibliography and in-text citations (i.e. sources used in paper without full bibliographic info provided)
Correctness According to Style of References / Bibliography / Works Cited Page All elements of citations present and all sources are cited and formatted perfectly according to style All elements of citations present, but some formatting errors
 
Most elements of citations present but with some formatting errors Major elements of citations are missing along with consistent formatting errors There is no References / Works Cited / Bibliography page
Correctness According to Style of In-Text Citations All quotes, paraphrases, and summaries follow in-text citation rules perfectly according to style.
 
 
Some minor errors (i.e., punctuation) with in-text citation Several major errors in following in-text citation rules
 
Consistent major errors in following in-text citation rules
Unclear attribution of ideas in paraphrase or summary
In-text citations missing
Quotes, paraphrases, or summaries not represented correctly
Academic Integrity / Plagiarism
 
 
Exemplary use of sources so that no plagiarism occurs, all sources are represented fairly, and a spirit of academic integrity is exhibited in the writing of the paper and the completion of the assignment Good, competent use of sources so that no plagiarism occurs An isolated incident of unintentional plagiarism due to carelessness Repeated incidents of unintentional plagiarism due to misunderstanding of a single concept Cheating
Consistent incidents of unintentional plagiarism that show little understanding of academic integrity
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