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LITERATURE REVIEW RUBRIC CONR 701 Advanced Research and Writing Criteria and Qualities 1. Landmark studies.

Historical background. 2. Organization and subtopics. Not Rated No clear mention of landmark studies or historical literature. Lacking organization and / or subtopics. EMERGING Brief reference to landmark studies. Brief mention of historical literature. Organization present but unclear. Subtopics unclear or inappropriate. Supporting literature is inadequate. Little scholarly or empirical research literature. COMPETENT Good use of landmark studies with some analysis. Good use of historical literature. Good presentation of subtopics; most subtopics are appropriate, follow logical sequence. Supporting literature is inadequate. Good emphasis upon relevant scholarly and empirical research studies. Importance of studies partially established. Analysis, critique, and understanding of research literature partially demonstrated. Good explanation of literatures relationship to current topic. Good explanation of relationships among sources with some analysis and critique. STRONG Critical examination of landmark studies. Thorough reference to historical literature. Subtopics thoroughly developed through relevant literature. Subtopics are appropriate and follow logical sequence. Thorough reference to most important scholarly and empirical studies. Importance of literature clearly established. Writing is evaluative, interpretive, and clear. Understanding of literature thoroughly demonstrated. Explicit relationship between relevant literature and current topic consistently demonstrated. Thorough, critical development of relationships among sources. Sources analyzed for differences and commonalities.

3. Quality of literature.

No scholarly or empirical research literature.

4. Interpretation of literature.

Literature reported but not interpreted.

Writing occasionally expresses interpretation but often takes literature at face value.

5. Synthesis: Relevance of literature to current topic. 6. Synthesis: Relevance of sources to each other.

No mention of literatures relationship to current topic. No mention of relationships among sources. Written in the style of an annotated bibliography.

Brief mention of literatures relationship to current topic; explanation lacking. Brief mention of relationships among some sources. Written in the style of an annotated bibliography.

Adapted from Criteria for Evaluation of Literature Reviews 2003 Rosemary Green & Mary Bowser

LITERATURE REVIEW RUBRIC CONR 701 Advanced Research and Writing Criteria and Qualities 7. Need for and contribution of current study. Not Rated Need for and contribution of current study not stated. EMERGING Need for and contribution of current study stated unclearly or follows poor logic. COMPETENT Need for and contribution of current study stated and marginally supported by the literature. Few errors. (1-4) STRONG Need for the study and its contributions consistently, logically, and clearly explained and supported by the literature. No errors.

8. Mechanics (spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, word usage). 9. Bibliographic format.

Many errors. (10 or more)

Frequent errors. (5-9)

Multiple errors in text citations, bibliography entries, and/or document format.

Some text or bibliography citations incorrect or missing. Document format is inconsistent.

Appropriate citations within text and bibliography. Few inconsistencies and errors.

All citations present and correctly formatted. Document correctly formatted.

Adapted from Criteria for Evaluation of Literature Reviews 2003 Rosemary Green & Mary Bowser