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Matter Project Research Rubric

CATEGORY 
Organization
Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs and subheadings. 
Information is organized with well-constructed paragraphs. 
Information is organized, but paragraphs are not well-constructed. 
The information appears to be disorganized.  
Quality of Information
Information clearly relates to the main topic. It includes several supporting details and/or examples. 
Information clearly relates to the main topic. It provides 1-2 supporting details and/or examples. 
Information clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/or examples are given. 
Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic. 
Sources
All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the desired format. 
All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but a few are not in the desired format. 
All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but many are not in the desired format. 
Some sources are not accurately documented. 
Mechanics
No grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors. 
Almost no grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors 
A few grammatical spelling, or punctuation errors. 
Many grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. 
Internet Use
Successfully uses suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance. 
Usually able to use suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance. 
Occasionally able to use suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance. 
Needs assistance or supervision to use suggested internet links and/or to navigate within these sites. 
Diagrams & Illustrations
Diagrams and illustrations are neat, accurate and add to the reader's understanding of the topic. 
Diagrams and illustrations are accurate and add to the reader's understanding of the topic. 
Diagrams and illustrations are neat and accurate and sometimes add to the reader's understanding of the topic. 
Diagrams and illustrations are not accurate OR do not add to the reader's understanding of the topic. 
Date Created: September 25, 2003 by rdcurry

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