At the mid-way point in this course, you are required to submit a rough draft of

At the mid-way point in this course, you are required to submit a rough draft of your research paper.  You will need to use MS-Word to write up your rough draft.
You are required to keep written status reports on your project. Each status report will keep track of everything you did with the project for a given week (what you did, problems, planning, etc).
RUBRICS
FORMAL WRITING ASSESSMENT RUBRIC
Exceptional
(1.5 Points)
Meets Expectation
(1.0 Point)
Needs Improvement
(.5 Points)
Failure
(0 Points)
Develop an unplagiarized focus / thesis / idea / viewpoint
Writing is very clear and focused on a central idea; well developed with relevant details
Writing suitably focused on a central idea; developed with acceptable details
Writing is unclear; ideas are not developed nor connected
Fails to fulfill requirement
Support the focus / thesis / idea / viewpoint with materials appropriate to discipline, purpose, and audience
Very effective use of appropriate materials to address the original focus / thesis / idea / viewpoint
Acceptable use of appropriate materials to address the original focus / thesis / idea / viewpoint
Did not use appropriate materials to address the original focus / thesis / idea / viewpoint
Fails to fulfill requirement
Write formally
Formal writing very clear with no (or minimal) errors
Formal writing acceptable with few errors
Errors make the formal writing difficult to understand
Fails to fulfill requirement
Use Standard Academic English
Very effective use of Standard Academic English with no (or minimal) errors
Acceptable use of Standard Academic English with few errors
Poor use of Standard Academic English with many errors
Fails to fulfill requirement
Employ American Psychological Association (APA) conventions
Very effective use of APA conventions with no (or minimal) errors
Acceptable use of APA conventions with few errors
Poor use of APA conventions with many errors
Fails to fulfill requirement
Communicate learning through writing
Writing displays excellent comprehension of subject matter
Writing displays acceptable comprehension of subject matter
Writing indicates minimal comprehension of subject matter
Fails to fulfill requirement
Use appropriate skills and tools to revise writing
Very effective use of multiple skills and tools such as drafts, revision, and editing
Acceptable use of multiple skills and tools such as drafts, revision, and editing
Poor use of multiple skills and tools such as drafts, revision, and editing
Fails to fulfill requirement
Reflect on work through writing
Writing indicates clear reflection on work
Writing indicates acceptable reflection on work
Writing indicates little reflection on work
Fails to fulfill requirement
INFORMAL WRITING ASSESSMENT RUBRIC
Exceptional
(.5 Points)
Meets Expectation
(.375 Points)
Needs Improvement
(.25 Points)
Failure
(0 Points)
Communicate Comprehension of Content
Excellent comprehension of subject matter
Acceptable comprehension of subject matter
Minimal comprehension of subject matter
Fails to fulfill requirement
Write Informally using Standard Academic English
Very clear informal writing and very effective use of Standard Academic English with no (or minimal) errors
Informal writing and use of Standard Academic English are both acceptable with few errors
Many errors and poor use of Standard Academic English make the informal writing difficult to understand
Fails to fulfill requirement
CAPSTONE PROJECT ASSESSMENT RUBRIC
Superior
(4.0 Points)
Good
(3.0 Points)
Fair
(2.0 Points)
Minimal
(1.0 Point)
Inadequate
(0 Points)
Solves the Problem
And more!
Fulfills requirements
Not completely
Minimal progress
Fails to fulfill requirement
Identify, Integrate, and Apply Knowledge
Optimal selection and creative adaptation of concepts from CSIT courses
Integrates concepts from CSIT courses
Limited integration of CSIT concepts
No integration of CSIT concepts; Doesn’t correlate CSIT concepts to project
Fails to fulfill requirement
Adaptability
Systematically researches, designs, makes progress, and masters the new stimuli
Relates to similar concepts; Does initial research on unfamiliar concepts; Explores and experiments with new stimuli
“Don’t know where to start” “I am lost” Initially needs to be told where to look for information; Unable to identify similar concepts
“Tell me what next”
Fails to fulfill requirement
Self Management
Keeps concentration instructor informed; Forward thinking/planning; Thinks of extensions
Little guidance; Independent; Knows (when, where, who, what) to ask; Manages timeline; Steady progress
Considerable guidance; Handed information; Must be given milestones (assignments); Doesn’t seek guidance when necessary
Unable to progress independently
Fails to fulfill requirement
Robust/Useable
Fully reliable; Helpful, consistent, “production quality” interface
Mostly reliable; Understandable interface
Minimally reliable; Inadequate interface
Unreliable; Confusing interface
Fails to fulfill requireme

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