can someone edited my paper according to the rubric i have written the paper i

can someone edited my paper according to the rubric i have written the paper i

I have written the paper, I just need the editing and correction. And this is the rubric. My professor already mention what to correct on the paper.

CRIM 495

Grading Rubric for Papers

Excellent

Good

Ok

Marginal

Unacceptable

GENERAL [ENTIRE PAPER]

Structure and organization

Structure is clear, organization makes sense and topics flow smoothly. Use of transition words

The author organizes the content in a logical way, uses topic sentences to clearly illustrate their point, and uses transition words/phrases to connect one idea/paragraph to another.

The author organizes the content in a logical way and uses some topic sentences and transition words/phrases.

The author presents each section separately with few connections between different sections.

The author presents the sections in a confusing or illogical manner with little to no use of topic sentences and/or transition words/phrases.

The author presents the sections in a confusing or illogical manner with little to no use of topic sentences and/or transition words/phrases and no connection to conclusion.

Proper use and format of headings

Use and format headings and subheadings correctly

Author uses and formats headings and subheadings correctly.

Author uses headings for all sections with some formatting errors.

Author uses headings for major sections only with some formatting errors

Author uses headings for major sections only and with incorrect formatting.

Author does not use headings or use of headings is inconsistent and incorrect.

Format

Double-spacing, 12-point font, 1-inch margins, page numbering, typed,

single-sided printing, etc.

No errors in formatting.

Almost no errors in formatting.

Regular errors in formatting (e.g. continually misses indent)

Many errors in formatting.

Numerous and distracting errors in formatting (e.g. complete disregard for APA formatting guidelines)

Proper Tone and Voice

Formal, academic writing

Active voice

All of the writing is formal and in active voice

Most of the writing is formal and in active voice

Some of the writing is informal and in passive voice

Most of the writing is informal and in passive voice

All of the writing is informal and in passive voice

INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE (0.5 – 1.5 pages)

(5 of 5 possible points)

(4)

(3)

(2)

(0-1)

Broad thesis/topic statements

–Provides clear sense of content/topic

–Importance of topic

–Engages reader (hook)

The topic/thesis statements are clear, concise, engaging, and thought provoking. Importance of topic is clearly addressed.

The topic/ thesis statements are clear but not the hook to engage the reader. Importance of topic is addressed.

The topic/ thesis statements are less than clear and not engaging. Importance of topic is not addressed.

The topic/thesis statement is incomplete and/or unfocused. Importance is not addressed.

Missing/No Evidence

Organizational Roadmap

–name of case

–three factors

–clear

Author clearly and concisely previews the structure of the proposal (i.e., roadmap). The case and the three factors are clear.

Author previews the structure of the proposal but is not concise. The case and the three factors are given.

Author does not adequately preview the structure of the paper. The case and the three factors are not given.

The structure of the paper is stated in general terms The case and the three factors are not given.

Missing/No Evidence

Purpose statement

For example

–what you want reader to learn

–what you hope to accomplish

The purpose is clearly and concisely stated in an engaging manner.

The purpose is clearly and concisely stated.

The purpose has to be inferred.

The purpose is incomplete and/or unclear.

Missing/No Evidence

CASE DESCRIPTION (2 to 3.5 double-spaced pages)

(10 out of 10 possible points)

(8-9)

(5-7)

(2-4)

(0-1)

Brief overview paragraph with organizational roadmap

–Clear what the section is about

–Name of case

–2 to 3 sentences

–See Michelle Murphy example (BB, 495-001)

Overview present and clear. Organizational roadmap present and clear.

Overview present but unclear. Organizational roadmap present and clear.

Overview present but unclear. Organizational roadmap present but unclear.

Either Overview or Organizational Roadmap is missing.

Both Overview and Organizational Roadmap missing.

Clear and Concise description of selected case

–Use your own words and do not rely on quotes

–Can be chronological description but does not have to be. However, should include details about wrongful conviction and exoneration to the extent possible.

–Does have to be organized and flowing (not jump around from one topic to another and back again)

–Do not include extraneous (unnecessary) detail. Keep to the suggested page limits

–Engaging

The case description is concise, organized, and written in your own words. It is engaging and does not include unnecessary information. It is an appropriate length.

The case description is concise, organized, and written in your own words. But it is not engaging and includes some unnecessary information. It is an appropriate length.

The case description is not concise, not organized, but is written in your own words. It is not engaging and includes some unnecessary information. It is an appropriate length.

The case description is unorganized, and/or does not use your own words. It is not engaging and includes unnecessary information. It is too long (more than 3.5 pages) or too short (1 page or less).

The case description is missing or the majority is quoted or plagiarized. It is too long (more than 3.5 pages) or too short (1 page or less).

Three case selection factors

–Clear and present

–Detailed/Informative

The 3 factors are clear and detailed/

informative.

The 3 factors are clear but not detailed/

informative.

The 3 factors have to be inferred and are not detailed/ informative.

The 3 factors are not obvious or are incomplete.

The 3 factors are Missing.

Brief Summary and Transition Paragraph

–Brief summary or wrap up of section

–Transitions into next section of the paper (i.e., analysis of 3 factors)

–Engaging

–See Bernard Baran example (BB, 495-001)

Summary/ transition paragraph is clear and engaging. Written in a way that sets up the next section of paper

Summary/ transition paragraph is present but not engaging. Does not provide a summary. Written in a way that sets up the next section of paper.

Summary/ transition paragraph is present but not engaging and introduces new information. Not written in a way that transitions to next section.

Summary/ transition paragraph is partially present but is unclear, not engaging, and does not transition into next section.

Summary/ transition paragraph is missing.

ANALYSIS OF ERRORS (4 to 5 double-spaced pages)

Note, this section is NOT about your case; it is about the 3 factors/errors

(10 out of 10 possible points)

(8-9)

(5-7)

(2-4)

(0-1)

Brief overview paragraphs with organizational roadmap

–Clear what the section is about

–2 to 3 sentences

Overview present and clear. Organizational roadmap present and clear.

Overview present but unclear. Organizational roadmap present and clear.

Overview present but unclear. Organizational roadmap present but unclear.

Either Overview or Organizational Roadmap is missing.

Both Overview and Organizational Roadmap missing.

Use of scholarly sources

Use of reliable sources of information for EACH of the three factors (including academic journal articles, court cases, etc.). You should findONE to TWO reliable sources on your own (not provided in this class) for EACH factor

Author uses all or mostly reliable sources. Found and cited at least 3 reliable sources (1 for each factor)

Author uses all or mostly reliable sources. Foundand cited 2 reliable sources (for 2 factors)

Author uses a mix of reliable and unreliable sources. Foundand cited 2 reliable sources (for 2 factors)

Author uses all or mostly unreliable sources. Foundand cited only 1 reliable source

Author uses all or mostly unreliable sources. Does not find any sources on his/her own

Organized, Clear, and Concise

Overall section is organized (follows a logical course, use of headings), writing is clear and concise. Main points are apparent and supported with evidence.

–Use your own words and use quotes sparingly or not at all.

Section is organized and easy to follow. Writing is clear and main points supported with evidence.

Section is mostly organized. Writing is mostly clear but some instances of awkward writing. Main points supported with evidence.

Section is not always organized. Writing has many instances of awkward writing. Most main points supported with evidence.

Section is not organized. Writing has many instances of awkward writing. Main points not supported with evidence. Section written in own words.

Section is not organized. Writing is not clear. Main points not supported with evidence. Section not written in author’s own words.

Citation of sources

Sources are cited consistently and properly both in your writing and in reference list at end

Author uses citations consistently and in correct APA format both in text and the reference list.

There are a few formatting errors in the document’s citations.

There are many formatting errors in the document’s citations.

None or few cited works are in correct APA format.

Author does not include citations.

Brief Summary and Transition Paragraph

–Brief summary or wrap up of section

–Transitions into next section of the paper (i.e., Research Questions)

–Engaging

Summary/ transition paragraph is clear and engaging. Written in a way that sets up the next section of paper

Summary/ transition paragraph is present but not engaging. Does not provide a summary. Written in a way that sets up the next section of paper.

Summary/ transition paragraph is present but not engaging and introduces new information. Not written in a way that transitions to next section.

Summary/ transition paragraph is partially present but is unclear, not engaging, and does not transition into next section.

Summary/ transition paragraph is missing.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS (3 to 4 double-spaced pages)

These questions should derive from your case and/or analysis of errors

(10 out of 10 possible points)

(8-9)

(5-7)

(2-4)

(0-1)

Clarity

–TWO research questions clearly stated (no ‘should’ questions or statements)

–The independent variable (what you want to study) is clearly defined and operationalized

–The dependent measure (outcome) is clearly measurable

Both research questions are clear. The independent and dependent variables are also well defined.

Both research questions are mostly clear. The independent and dependent variables are generally well defined.

Both research questions are mostly clear. Either independent or dependent variable is well defined, but not both.

Only one research question is clear. The independent and dependent variables are not well defined.

Neither research question is clear. The independent and dependent variables are not well defined or are absent.

Justification

–The justification for the two questions is clear (WHY is it important that these two research questions be addressed?).

–The justification is supported with evidence [cites] (not just your opinion that this is an important question)

Justification for both questions is clearly present and well developed. Supporting evidence from scholarly sources is provided.

Justification for both questions is present but not well developed. Supporting evidence from scholarly sources is attempted.

Justification for only one question is present but not well developed. Supporting evidence from scholarly sources is attempted.

Justification for one or both questions is present but not well developed. Supporting evidence from scholarly sources is lacking.

Justification for both questions is not present.

Methods for Research Questions

–Clearly state how each research question could be answered.

–Be specific about what methods would be appropriate to use (e.g., survey, interview, experiments, analyzing already-collected data [which data?])

Methods to address both research questions are clear and specific. Methods specified are appropriate to answer the questions.

Methods to address both research questions are clear and specific. Methods specified are not appropriate to answer the questions.

Methods to address only one research question are clear and specific. Methods specified are not appropriate to answer the questions.

Methods to address both research questions are not clear and not specific. Methods specified are not appropriate to answer the questions.

Methods to address both research questions are not specified.

Other

–Research questions address two SEPARATE factors (e.g., both questions are not on false confessions)

–The section is logical and coherent. Relationship of the questions to the case/factors is apparent.

Questions are about two separate issues. Section is logical and coherent. Tie in with case is clear.

Questions are about two separate issues. Section is mostly logical and coherent. Tie in with case is mostly clear.

Questions are about two separate issues. Section is sometimes logical and coherent. Tie in with case is not clear.

Questions are not about two separate issues. Section is mostly logical, coherent. Tie in with case is mostly clear.

Questions are not about two separate issues. Section is illogical and/or incoherent. Tie in with case is not clear.

Conclusion Paragraph

–A concise paragraph that summarizes the paper as a whole (not just the research question section)

Conclusion paragraph is present, and summarizes the paper as a whole in an organized and engaging way.

Conclusion paragraph is present, and summarizes the paper as a whole but is either not organized or not engaging.

Conclusion paragraph is present, and summarizes the paper as a whole but is not organized and is not engaging.

Conclusion paragraph is present, but does not summarize the (whole) paper. It is not organized and is not engaging.

Conclusion paragraph is not present.

 
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