Rubrics: Rough DraftSocial Studies Rough Draft Rubric
Topic sentences
Each paragraph has a clear topic sentence. (3 points each)
/15
Supporting details
There are 5 supporting details for each paragraph. (1 point each detail)
/25
Hook/Thesis statement
There is an interesting introduction that grabs the reader’s attention
/5
Format of paper
The format of the paper meets all MLA requirements that were handed out in the JPPSS Social Studies Fair packet (10 points)
/10
Grammar, punctuation and spelling
There are few mechanical or spelling errors
/10
Sentence variety
Sentences are varied and well-written
/15
Conclusion
Conclusion sums up the paper and describes what you learned.
/10
Following instructions
Paper was handed in on time
/10

TOTAL: /100


Final Draft
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Social Studies Final Draft Rubric
Topic sentences
Each paragraph has a clear topic sentence. (3 points each)
/15
Supporting details
There are 5 supporting details for each paragraph in the student’s own words. (1 point each detail)
/25
Hook/Thesis statement
There is an interesting introduction that grabs the reader’s attention
/5
Format of paper
The format of the paper meets all MLA requirements that were handed out in the JPPSS Social Studies Fair packet (10 points)
/10
Grammar, punctuation and spelling
There are few mechanical or spelling errors
/10
Sentence variety
Sentences are varied and well-written in the student’s own words
/15
Conclusion
Conclusion sums up the paper and describes what you learned.
/5
Following instructions
Rough draft was rewritten and reformatted according to suggestions from the rough draft
/15
TOTAL: /100
A= 93-100
B = 85-92
C = 77-84
D = 70-76
F = Below 70



Social Studies Research Paper Rubric
Points: 4
3
2
1
0
Topic Selection
Students did an excellent job of selecting a manageable topic.
Students did a good job of selecting a manageable topic.
Students did an acceptable job of selecting a manageable topic.
Students did a fair job of selecting a manageable topic.
Students didn’t select a manageable topic.
Paraphrasing and Citations
All writing was paraphrased and properly cited.
Most writing was paraphrased and properly cited.
Some writing was paraphrased and properly cited.
Few writing was paraphrased and properly cited.
Writing was not paraphrased and properly cited.
Resources
All required resources were used in note cards in preparing this project.
Most required resources were used in note cards in preparing this project.
Some required resources were used in note cards in preparing this project.
Few required resources were used in note cards in preparing this project.
No required resources were used in note cards in preparing this project.
Bibliography
All resources were recorded exactly as described in class.
Most resources were recorded as described in class.
Some resources were recorded as described in class.
Few resources were recorded as described in class.
No resources were recorded.
Note Cards
All note cards were written in the format described in class.
Most note cards were written in the format described in class.
Some note cards were written in the format described in class.
Few note cards were written in the format described in class.
No notes were written in the format described in class.
Rough Draft
The rough draft includes all notes taken during research
The rough draft includes most notes taken during research and meets most MLA requirements
The rough draft reflects some use of notes taken during research and meets some MLA requirements
The rough draft reflects little use of notes taken during research and meets some MLA requirements
The rough draft does not include notes taken during research and does not meet most MLA requirements
Format of paper
The format of the paper meets all MLA requirements
The format of the paper meets most MLA requirements
The format of the paper meets some MLA requirements
The format of the paper meets few MLA requirements
The format of the paper meets no MLA requirements
Sentence Variety
Sentences are varied and well written.
Most sentences are varied and well-written.
Some sentences are varied and well-written
Few sentences are varied and well-written.
No sentence variety or sound structure in writing.




















Grammar and punctuation
Free of grammatical and style errors.
Mostly discusses each area of the outline.
Fairly discusses most areas of the outline.
Somewhat discusses most areas of the outline.
Does not discuss most areas of the outline.

Final Draft
Free of grammatical and style errors.
Mostly discusses each area of the outline.
Fairly discusses most areas of the outline.
Somewhat discusses most areas of the outline.
Does not discuss most areas of the outline.






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