- Papers should be based upon a current scholarly journal or professional trade magazine article relating to your team’s project. Newspapers and news magazines are not acceptable. Make sure to search the most accurate, most unbiased most comprehensive and most current information possible 2019-2020.
- Paper should be typed, double-spaced, in Times New Roman font size 12.
- After reading the article, summarize it in your own words. Explain the impact it may have on the industry and society. What are the important facts being presented? What argument is being put forth? Why is this important to the industry
- MLA style
- One citation
- 250 to 300 words
Informative Abstract Rubric Evaluator Name:
Deficient (8 or below)
Writing appropriate for the profession; Defines all acronyms at first use; appropriate verb tense (active voice)
Appropriate MLA citations are included.
Few grammatical errors or typos; Mixed verb tense; may use slang, jargon or idioms.
Citation for original research/ article is given, but in the wrong format.
Many grammatical errors or typos; Passive verb tense; uses slang, jargon or idioms.
No citation included
Clear, concise, engaging; Describes, connects the topic to literature and purpose of work
Clear, but not engaging; Statement literature Attempts to connect to literature
Unclear; Doesn’t connect to literature
Clear, connected to the purpose of scholarship; Provides explanation of what was expected, discovered, accomplished, collected, or produced; concise and relevant
Attempts to present findings but may be unclear; some information missing or may contain irrelevant or unimportant information; lacks specifics
Unclear; not related to the purpose of the scholarship; or misinterpretation of results; contains irrelevant or unimportant information
Contribution to Field/ Discipline
Clearly states how work advances knowledge in the discipline why it’s important, or how it can be used
Keywords are included
Attempts to connect work to discipline, but might be unclear
Unclear and lacks detail about contribution to the discipline; the abstract does not contain a list of keywords