Guidelines and Rubric for Literature Review Paper by aP68V1sd


									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
  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
     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

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