Level 1 Four-Generation Project Self-Assessment
This self-assessment, based on the grading rubrics for the Level 1 Four-Generation Project, will help you determine if your project meets the extensive requirements before you submit it for grading. Remember, the Four-Generation project must be passed with a 90% or higher composite score before candidates may advance to the next level.

For your reference, the grading scale is as follows:

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Level 1 Four-Generation Project Self-Assessment, Part A
This self-assessment, based on Part A of the grading rubric for the Level 1 Four-Generation Project, will help you determine if your project meets the requirements for general skills, grammar and formatting.
Report Presentation
The following questions pertain to the report presentation.
The report was neat, cohesive, and professionally presented with a clear division of topics and subtopics.
The writer demonstrated good writing skills. The report was organized and easy to follow. Good transitional statements facilitated the flow of thought from one section to another. Sentences were well-constructed.
The report includes an analysis of much of the evidence that was presented in the report.
The report contains few typographical or grammatical errors.
The writer was consistent with the usage of 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person.
The majority of the report focuses on records in the accreditation area of interest.
Each genealogical fact stated in the report, such as the name of a parent or a birth date or birth place, is supported by a quality source as evidenced by a footnote citation.
All four generations were discussed in the written report. All four generations were clearly differentiated from each other and each received its own careful treatment.
The report states what was known about the ancestor before the research began.
A summary of the research results was provided at the end of each section OR in the general conclusion of the report.
The objective of the research is addressed in the conclusion of the report.
The report maintained its focus on the research objective.
The research objective is stated at the beginning of the report. It includes the complete name of the beginning ancestor and key identifying information such as birth date, birth place and relationship. (If this information is in a background section it is acceptable.)
The following questions pertain to the citations used throughout the report.
Source citations are complete and include: author, title, publication information, URL (date accessed) and other descriptive details.
The source citation format used by the writer was consistent throughout the project. i.e. Citations in the report, the research log, the family group sheets and the documents match each other. Please note: ICAPGen does not require any particular citation style, but the citations need to be consistent throughout the project.
Pedigree Chart
The following question pertains to the pedigree chart included with the project.
A pedigree chart that displays only the four generations in the study is included with the report. All events, dates and places designated on the chart (i.e. birth, birth place, marriage, marriage place, death, death place) for each couple in each generation are complete with exact or approximated information from sources. Items on the pedigree chart match items on the family group sheets, including consistent place names.
Family Group Sheets
The following question pertains to the family group records included with your project.
At least four family groups sheets (one for each generation represented on the pedigree chart) with sources should be included in the project. If someone on the pedigree chart was married more than once, a family group sheet for each of their marriages should be submitted with the project. Each family group should contain sibling information, including birth, marriage and death dates and places. It is understood that some vital information might not be attainable. However, a reasonable effort to find such information should be reflected in the research log or report.
Research Log
The following question pertains to the research log(s) included with your project.
Research log(s) meet all of the following criteria:
The following question pertains to the documents submitted with your project.
All documents are properly referenced in the report to an image of the original document. The image is readable without adjustments.
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