African Nations Project Annotated Bibliography Rubric

5/Exemplary

4/Accomplished

3/Developing

2/Beginning

1/Deficient

0/Inadequate

Content

Your sources are interesting and appropriate.  Each is clearly relevant to your topic.

Your sources are interesting and most are appropriate. A few may be less clearly relevant to your topic.

Your sources cover mythology or related film topic, but they are less interesting.  Their relevance to this project is less clear.

Some of your sources cover your topic, but they are uninspiring and their relevance to this project is unclear.

Few, if any, of your sources are relevant to your topic.  You seem to have no real interest in this project.

You have not read closely enough to determine if your sources are related or not.

Currency

Each of your sources is appropriate to the time period

Each of your sources is appropriate to the time period

One of your sources is appropriate to the time period

One of your sources is appropriate to the time period

Neither of your sources is appropriate to the time period

Neither of your sources is appropriate to the time period

Level

You select a variety of research sources. Each is written for this project’s intended audience.

You select a variety of research sources. Most are written at this project’s intended audience.

The sources you select are less varied, but most are written for this project’s intended audience.

You select mostly from one source, and few are written for this project’s intended audience.

You select too few sources and none are written for this project’s intended audience.

You research at the last minute and it is obvious you have not closely examined your sources.

Authority

You identify the author(s) of your sources and their credentials are excellent.

You identify most of the author(s) of your sources and their credentials are excellent.

You identify the author(s) for half of your sources and their credentials are good.

You identify the author(s) of a few of your sources and their credentials seem less relevant.

You don’t really know much about most of the author(s) of your resources.

You make no attempt at identifying your authors or their credentials.

Summary

You clearly summarize the main idea of each of your sources.  You explicitly connect sources to your topic and to one-another.

You clearly summarize the main idea of each of your sources.  You explicitly connect most sources to your topic and to one-another.

You clearly summarize the main idea of each of your sources.  Their connection to your topic and to one-another is less apparent.

You try to summarize your sources, but are unclear about their main idea.  You have difficulty identifying a distinct connection to your topic or between sources.

You try to summarize your sources, but have trouble focusing on the main idea.  You make no attempt to connect your sources to your topic or to one-another.

You plagiarize or make no attempt to clearly summarize your sources.  There is no connection between your sources and your topic.  You make no comparisons between sources.

Conventions

You correctly document at least 5 sources using MLA documentation style.  

You correctly document at least 5 sources using MLA documentation style and there are few errors.  

You correctly document at least 4 sources using MLA style

You document at least 4 sources and try to use MLA documentation style, but have great difficulty.

You document fewer than 3 sources using your own citation style and manage to be fairly consistent.

You document fewer than 3 sources and did not bother with citation style.

30 Possible

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