Short Paper: New Take on Old Adage

Short Paper: New Take on Old Adage

OL 322 Short Paper Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Short papers should use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to a discipline-appropriate citation method. Page-length requirements: 1–2 pages (undergraduate courses) or 2–4 pages (graduate courses). Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard. Students can view instructor feedback in the Grade Center. For more information, review these instructions.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Main Elements Includes all of the main elements and requirements and cites multiple examples to illustrate each element

Includes most of the main elements and requirements and cites many examples to illustrate each element

Includes some of the main elements and requirements

Does not include any of the main elements and requirements

25

Inquiry and Analysis Provides in-depth analysis that demonstrates complete understanding of multiple concepts

Provides in-depth analysis that demonstrates complete understanding of some concepts

Provides in-depth analysis that demonstrates complete understanding of minimal concepts

Does not provide in-depth analysis

20

Integration and Application

All of the course concepts are correctly applied

Most of the course concepts are correctly applied

Some of the course concepts are correctly applied

Does not correctly apply any of the course concepts

10

Critical Thinking Draws insightful conclusions that are thoroughly defended with evidence and examples

Draws informed conclusions that are justified with evidence

Draws logical conclusions, but does not defend with evidence

Does not draw logical conclusions

20

Research Incorporates many scholarly resources effectively that reflect depth and breadth of research

Incorporates some scholarly resources effectively that reflect depth and breadth of research

Incorporates very few scholarly resources that reflect depth and breadth of research

Does not incorporate scholarly resources that reflect depth and breadth of research

15

Writing (Mechanics/Citations)

No errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations

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