Edith Garland Dupré Library Annual Caffery Competition: Call for Student Papers 2019

The annual Caffery Competition honors the most outstanding original student scholarly paper written using special collections materials from Dupré Library.

Rubric

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Edith Garland Dupré Library - Caffery Competition Rubric

 
Below Expectations
Meets Expectations
Exceeds Expectations
Distinguish Sources
Demonstrates confusion in distinguishing between primary and secondary resources
Demonstrates an understanding of primary and secondary resources
Demonstrates an understanding of primary and secondary resources and uses them strategically
Depth of Use of Sources
Uses more secondary than primary resources & only 1 from archive used minimally; Includes some resources that are irrelevant to topic or not useful to the focus of the paper
Uses equal number of secondary and primary resources with 2-4 from the archive or cites a few collections frequently and some archive sources used in multiple ways Includes a majority of resources that are useful and tie to the focus of the paper
Uses a greater number of primary than secondary resources with 5+ from the archive and cites a few collections extensively and has a clear and purposeful intention for their use Includes excellent and varied resources included to support the analysis of the topic
Structure/
Organization
Establishes organization of the document but fails to stay within the organized structure, ideas occasionally fail to make sense together, reader is limited in identifying a line of reasoning and loses interest
Establishes a clear structure and organization of the document, ideas grouped logically and sequenced within and across the paper with minimal waiver from the design
Establishes a strong organization for the paper, including sub-sections/mini theses relating to the major thesis providing strength to the argument
Content
Information supports a central purpose but analysis is vague or not evident
Information provides reasonable support for a central purpose or argument and displays evidence of a basic analysis of a significant topic
Balanced presentation of relevant and legitimate information that clearly supports a central purpose or argument and shows a thoughtful, in-depth analysis of a significant topic
Communication
Contains errors in spelling, sentence structure, grammar, paragraphing but paper is readable
Contains clear paragraphs, topic sentences and transitions are effective, correct spelling, some grammar errors but do not interfere with the argument of the paper
Contains clear paragraphs, effective use of sentence structure, spelling, and grammar to support the argument and includes strong topic sentences and transitions throughout the paper
Citations
Shows limited understanding of proper use of citations, footnotes, and discipline-required bibliography format – 4+ errors
Shows adequate understanding of proper use of citations, footnotes, and discipline-required bibliography format – no more than 2 -3 errors
Shows a strong understanding of the proper use of citations including complicated citations, footnotes, and discipline-required bibliography format – 1 or less errors


revised Spring 2018