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Comparative Politics Term Paper

Rubric

Public Policy Paper Rubric

CRITERIA

4 - Advanced

3 - Proficient

2 - Basic

1 - Below Basic

Introduction

Introduction includes an interesting “grabber” at the beginning

 

Background development is interesting, thorough and complete

 

Thesis is sophisticated and compares the effectiveness of policy making

Thorough background development of the policy

 

Creates an accurate context for topic and addresses both countries

 

Thesis is clear, analytical and addresses the entire prompt

Some background development, but does not adequately describe the policy

 

Does not introduce both countries discussed

 

Thesis does not answer the how or why

Little/no development of background, does not create interest in the topic

 

No thesis/thesis is disjointed or does not address the prompt

Background of Policy in First country

History of policy is thorough and interesting; addresses both sides of the issue

 

The interaction among groups and individuals that influenced the policy is discussed  

History of policy is thorough

 

The groups and individuals that influenced the policy are identified and their contributions are discussed

History of the policy is basic

 

There is some discussion of the groups and individuals who influenced the policy

History of the policy is superficial

 

The description of the policy lacks important details

Effectiveness of Policy in First Country

Sophisticated measure of effectiveness (may consider short and long term)

 

Analyzes WHY the policy is effective or ineffective

 

May conclude that the policy is effective in some ways and ineffective in other ways  

Clear and understandable measure of effectiveness

 

Explains WHY the policy is effective or ineffective

The measure of effectiveness is vague or inaccurate

 

Basic analysis of WHY the policy is effectiveness or ineffective

Does not explain how the effectiveness of the policy is being measured

 

Little or no analysis of WHY the policy is effective or ineffective

Background of Policy in Second Country

History of policy is thorough and interesting; addresses both sides of the issue

 

The interaction among groups and individuals that influenced the policy is discussed  

History of policy is thorough

 

The groups and individuals that influenced the policy are identified and their contributions are discussed

History of the policy is basic

 

There is some discussion of the groups and individuals who influenced the policy

History of the policy is superficial

 

The description of the policy lacks important details

Effectiveness of Policy in the Second Country

Sophisticated measure of effectiveness (may consider short and long term)

 

Analyzes WHY the policy is effective or ineffective

 

May conclude that the policy is effective in some ways and ineffective in other ways  

Clear and understandable measure of effectiveness

 

Explains WHY the policy is effective or ineffective

The measure of effectiveness is vague or inaccurate

 

Basic analysis of WHY the policy is effectiveness or ineffective

Does not explain how the effectiveness of the policy is being measured

 

Little or no analysis of WHY the policy is effective or ineffective

Comparison of Policy Effectiveness

The paper compares the effectiveness of the policies in each country

 

Explains the similarities and/or differences in why the policies were effective or ineffective in a sophisticated manner

 

Provides accurate effective examples of policy’s effectiveness (or lack thereof)

Paper compares the effectiveness of the policies in each country

 

Explains the similarities or differences in why the policies are effective or ineffective

 

Provides simple/basic examples of policy’s effectiveness (or lack thereof)

There is some comparison of whether  the policies were effective but the comparison is basic

There is little/no comparison of the effectiveness of policies

Citations / Bibliography/

Gapminder

In-text documentation is error free

 

Paper has all the necessary citations

 

Works cited page is flawless – (in accord with APA standards)

 

Has the required number and types of sources

 

Has a created a Gapminder chart that clearly and accurately illustrates the issue

In-text documentation is mostly error free

 

May be missing some citations

 

Works cited page has a few errors

 

Paper may not have a wide variety of sources/ some sources may be of questionable reliability

 

Has a Gapminder chart that illustrates the issue

In-text documentation has some errors but demonstrates awareness of APA style

 

Many citations are missing

 

Works cited page has some errors but demonstrates  awareness of APA style

 

Has a Gapminder chart but doesn’t seem to be related to the issue

Does not use any in-text documentation correctly or at all

 

Does not have any citations

 

Does not have a Works cited page or  Works cited page is far from APA style

 

Sources do not meet the requirements /unreliable sources

 

Either does not have a Gapminder chart at all or it is so far off base that it is meaningless to the rest of the paper

Mechanics

Neat, clean, easy to read

 

Flawless mechanics and grammar

 

Writings is well above the norm and has a WOW factor


 

Nearly error free mechanics and grammar

 

Well written

Editing/writing errors get in the way – not acceptable for the final piece

Riddled with embarrassing spelling, grammar, mechanical, punctuation, and/or organizational errors

 

Below grade level editing


 

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