PFTSTA

RUBRIC: MLA Format and Works Cited/Research Project

 

Quantity/Variety of Information Sources

Below Basic


- Only one kind of information source is used. 

Basic


- print and GVRL sources are used. 

Proficient


- print, GVRL, magazine and Internet sources are used. 

Advanced


- Sources are varied and present various aspects of the topic such as print, GVRL, magazine and academic journal, Internet and multi-media sources

Quality of Information Sources

Below Basic


- Sources are unreliable. 
- Information is irrelevant to topic. 

Basic


- Reliability of sources is questionable. 
- Some information is relevant to topic. 

-One type of source used.

-Sources provide only one aspect of the topic.  

Proficient


- Sources are mostly reliable. 
- Most information is relevant to topic. 

-Two to three types of sources with at least two aspects of the topic.

Advanced


- All sources are accurate and reliable.
- All information is relevant to topic.

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MLA Format

Below Basic

-Paper does not use proper MLA format.

-Sources are not properly cited in the body of the paper as parenthetical citations.

Basic

-Most of the MLA format rules were met with 3 or more errors in heading, margins, font, font size, spacing, or page numbers.

Proficient

-Almost all MLA format rules were met with 1-2 minor errors in heading, margins, font, font size, spacing, or page numbers.

Advanced

-Paper always uses proper MLA format (i.e. heading, margins, font, font size, spacing, page numbers)

MLA Works Cited Page

Number of Sources

Citation Format

Below Basic


- Fewer than 3 sources are cited.
- MLA citation format is attempted with numerous errors in:

Alphabetical Order

Hanging Indention

Spacing

Punctuation

Elements of Each Citation

Basic


- 4 or more sources are cited.
- MLA citation format is attempted with 3 errors in:

Alphabetical Order

Hanging Indention

Spacing

Punctuation

Elements of Each Citation

Proficient


- 6 or more sources are cited.
- MLA citation format is used with 1-2 minor errors in:

Alphabetical Order

Hanging Indention

Spacing

Punctuation

Elements of Each Citation

Advanced


- More than 6 sources are cited.
- MLA citation format is used with 0 errors in:

Alphabetical Order

Hanging Indention

Spacing

Punctuation

Elements of Each Citation

Parenthetical/In-text Citations

Below Basic


-
No attempt to include parenthetical citations.

-Quotations are not cited and no explanation is given relating to the topic.

Basic


-
Consistently makes errors in the formatting of parenthetical citations.  

-No distinction between what should be cited and what doesn’t need to be cited.

-Quotations are cited with no explanation relating to the topic included.

Proficient


-1
 or 2 mistakes in format.

- 1 or 2 more in-text citations than necessary.

-1 to 2 in-text citations less than necessary.

- Quotations are cited but explanation does not relate the quotation to the thesis.  

Advanced


- All parenthetical citations are in correct format following MLA rules for each type of source.

- All sources cited at the end of the paper have at least one in-text citation in the body of the paper.

-All sources cited in the body of the paper are listed in the works cited page at the end.

- All quotations are properly cited and include sufficient explanation relating the quotation to the topic.