Sample Rubric for a Psychology Annotated Bibliography Assignment

Excellent Good Fair Poor Fails
Thesis Statement 10% Clear, specific, interesting Clear and specific Encyclopedic Vague Absent
Number of citations 30% 10 8 or 9 6 or 7 5 3
Quality of citations 30% Psychology journal articles Some scholarly journal articles, some news sources NYT, Scientific American, Psychology Today, etc. Short new articles .com internet sites
Quality of summaries 30% Clear, thorough, well written A few grammatical errors, good coverage of the source Significant grammatical errors, barely adequate coverage of the source Writing seriously impairs reading, weak coverage of sources Writing seriously impairs reading, very weak coverage of sources

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