Math 614 Guidelines and Rubric for Literature Review Paper An extensive review of research literature that is focused on the teaching of mathematics in elementary, middle or high school is expected. The review should include a summary of the most important work using both primary and secondary sources in the selected area of research and a critique of its strengths and weaknesses. 10 – 15 page paper. Minimum of 10 sources. Assessment Rubric/Criteria for Literature Review (The following rubric will be used to assess your literature review.) Criteria and qualities Poor Good Excellent Point Value Introducing the idea: Neither implicit nor Readers are aware of The topic is introduced, Up to 10 Problem statement explicit reference is the overall problem, and groundwork is laid points made to the topic that is challenge, or topic that as to the direction of to be examined. is to be examined. the report. Body: The report appears to There is a basic flow The report goes from Up to 20 Flow of the report have no direction, with from one section to the general ideas to points subtopics appearing next, but not all sections specific conclusions. disjointed. or paragraphs follow in Transitions tie sections a natural or logical together, as well as order. adjacent paragraphs. Coverage of content Major sections of All major sections of The appropriate Up to 20 pertinent content have the pertinent content are content in points been omitted or greatly included, but not consideration is run-on. The topic is of covered in as much covered in depth little significance to the depth, or as explicit, as without being educational/training expected. Significance redundant. Sources are field. to educational/training cited when specific field is evident. statements are made. Significance is unquestionable. The report is between 1,000 and 2,000 words. Clarity of writing and It is hard to know what Writing is generally Writing is crisp, clear, Up to 20 writing technique the writer is trying to clear, but unnecessary and succinct. The points express. Writing is words are occasionally writer incorporates the convoluted. Misspelled used. Meaning is active voice when words, incorrect sometimes hidden. appropriate. The use of grammar, and improper Paragraph or sentence pronouns, modifiers, punctuation are evident. structure is too parallel construction, repetitive. and non-sexist language are appropriate. Conclusion: There is no indication The author provides The author was able to Up to 20 A synthesis of ideas and the author tried to concluding remarks that make succinct and points hypothesis or research synthesize the show an analysis and precise conclusions question information or make a synthesis of ideas based on the review. conclusion based on the occurred. Some of the Insights into the literature under review. conclusions, however, problem are No hypothesis or were not supported in appropriate. research question is the body of the report. Conclusions and the provided. The hypothesis or hypothesis or research research question is question are strongly stated. supported in the report. Citations/References: Citations for statements Citations within the All needed citations Up to 10 Proper APA format included in the report body of the report and a were included in the points were not present, or corresponding reference report. References references which were list were presented. matched the citations, included were not found Some formatting and all were encoded in in the text. problems exist, or APA format. components were missing.
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