Child Development Theories

7400:610

Final Paper Grading Criteria

 

Name: ________________________________ Date:____________________

 

CRITERIA

POINTS EARNED

MAX POINTS POSSIBLE

COMMENTS

 

 

 

 

General Organization

          Contains Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion, and Reference Section

          Headers are used to identify sections of paper (use APA style)

 

5

 

Content and Readability

          Purpose clearly stated in introduction

          Paper focuses on all topics/issues listed in instructions (and in your introduction to the paper)

          Conclusion refers back to points mentioned in introduction

          All issues thoroughly addressed in the body of the paper

          Demonstrates understanding of the theory/theories discussed

          Clear and readable (one thought per sentence, please)

          All references listed on reference page are appropriately cited in the paper

          Min 15 full pages of text

 

45

 

Grammar, Sentence Structure, Spelling*

 

15

 

Format

          APA style* citations

          Typed, double spaced

          Pages numbered (APA style)

          1 margins (Word default is 1.25 R/L be sure to change to 1)

          12 pt font

 

10

 

Reference Page

          Minimum of 15 scholarly sources

          Scholarly sources used (not textbooks, webpages, newsletters, or magazines)

          All references used in paper are found in reference page

 

20

 

Total

 

100

 

 

*Note: If warranted, the instructor reserves the right to hand back papers without a grade if grammatical problems are excessive or if there is no consistent attempt to follow APA format.