Research Report: MLA Format Rubric
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In-text Citations All in-text citations Formatting has been Some citations lack Most or all citations
are formatted used accurately with proper formatting or lack proper
accurately minor errors are missing entirely formatting or are
or do not correspond missing entirely or
with Works Cited do not correspond
page with Works Cited
Framing All quotations are Most quotations are Few quotations are All quotations are
Quotations embedded in the framed correctly in framed correctly in framed incorrectly or
paragraph with the paragraphs. the paragraphs. are missing.
before the quotation,
or following the
quotation, to make
the quotation flow
with the text.
Indentation and Citation page is titled Pages typed with Numerous errors Pages hardly
Headings Works Cited. few errors with with margins, resemble proper
Sources are typed margins, indentation, indentation, spacing format in terms of
with hanging spacing, Works and/or Works Cited margins, double-
indents; correct Cited title and title and headers spacing, indentation,
headers on every headers Works Cited title and
page; page double- headers
spaced; margins 1"
Works Cited: Citations are Citations are Citations are not No effort was made
Alphabetization alphabetized alphabetized with alphabetized or are to present citations
correctly and not minor errors and not numbered in the proper order
Works Cited: Punctuation on Minor punctuation Many punctuation Little regard was
Punctuation Works Cited page is errors in citations errors in citations given to punctuating
entirely accurate citations correctly
Works Cited: All sources are Sources are mostly Some sources are Most or all sources
Source accurate and accurate and accurate and are inaccurate
reliable. Printed reliable. Printed reliable--some are and/or unreliable.
Reliability Internet articles are Internet articles are not. Printed Internet Printed Internet
provided for review. provided for review. articles for review articles are missing.
Works Cited: Number of sources Number of sources Number and/or Over-reliance on
Source Number and variety exceeds and variety variety of sources is one type of source
expectations. adequately meets below expectations. or use of an
and Variety expectations. inadequate number
Works Cited: All citations contain Most citations Few citations are All citations have
Citation all required contain required written accurately inaccurate, missing,
information in the information. Some with correct or extra information
Information right sequence. omissions, extra information or in the and/or are written
information, and/or right sequence. out of sequence.