Research Portfolio Rubrics for the First Quarter

For the research portfolio (30%) of your first-quarter grade, you are asked to submit 8 relevant sources for the assigned topic.

The breakdown of type of source is as follows:

  • Tier 1 – scientific journals, books, monographs (at least 3 sources)
  • Tier 2 – PSHS researches, government publications, information from .edu sites, newspapers, popular magazines (at most 3 sources)
  • Tier 3 – encyclopedias, dictionaries, other websites not listed above (at most 2 sources)

Please photocopy or print the relevant pages and highlight the relevant information.

Each submission should contain:

  1. Bibliography sheet – 1/2 sheet of pad paper with the following information:
    • name on the left side of the first line,
    • group code on the right side of the first line,
    • bibliographical information of the source, in APA format (start on the third line),
    • specific topic covered (based on the list given to you) on the right side of the second to the last line,
    • classification of the topic on the right side of last line (GI, TF, PP or PR)
  2. Photocopy of the needed page/s from the source

Rubrics for grading your submissions (Total of 50 pts.):

  1. Eight different sources – 8 pts.
  2. Appropriate # from the specified tier – 8 pts.
  3. Completeness of information (have all relevant topics been covered?) – 10 pts.
  4. Connection of each reference to the main concept is clear – 8 pts.
  5. Bibliographic information is in correct format – 8 pts.
  6. Relevant parts have been highlighted – 8 pts.


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