NR 501 Week 4 Concept Analysis Paper

NR501 Concept Analysis Guidelines and Rubric

Purpose

This assignment provides the opportunity for the student to complete an analysis of a concept supported by a nursing theory using an identified process. The assignment fosters analytical thinking related to the selected concept as well as application within the profession.

Course Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

  • (CO#1) Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to their components, relationships among the components, logic of the propositions, comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO1)
  • (CO#3) Communicate the analysis of and proposed strategies for the use of a theory in nursing practice. (PO3, 7, 10)
  • (CO#4)
  • Demonstrate logical and creative thinking in the analysis and application of a theory to nursing practice. (PO4. 7)

 

Due Date Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 4

Total Points Possible: 250 Points

Requirements

Description of the Assignment

This assignment presents a modified method for conducting a concept analysis of ONE concept that is important and useful to nursing.  The concept for this assignment must be supported by a published nursing theory. The selected concept is identified and then the elements of the analysis process are applied in order to synthesize knowledge for application as demonstrated through the creation of model, borderline, and contrary cases.  Theoretical applications of the concept are also discussed. Non-nursing theories may NOT be used. The paper concludes with a synthesis of the student’s new knowledge about the concept. The scholarly literature is incorporated throughout the analysis.

 

Only the elements identified in this assignment should be used for this concept analysis. 

Criteria for Content

  1. Introduction

The introduction substantively presents all the following elements:

  • Identifies the role of concept analysis within theory development.
  • Identifies the selected nursing
  • Identifies the nursing theory that addresses the selected concept.
  • Names the sections of the paper.
  • Scholarly support is required.

 

  1. Definition/Explanation of the selected nursing concept

This section includes:

  • Defines/explains the concept using scholarly literature (a dictionary maybe used for this section ONLY, and additional scholarly nursing references are required).
  • A substantive discussion of this section with support from nursing literature is required.

 

  1. Literature review

This section requires:

  • A substantive discussion of at least 6 (six) scholarly nursing literature sources on the selected concept.
  • Themes, ideas, and/or facts about the concept found in the reviewed sources are presented in an organized fashion.
  • Support from nursing literature is required.

 

Please Note: Primary research articles about the selected nursing concept are the most useful resource for the literature review.

  1. Defining attributes

For this section:

  • A minimum of THREE (3) attributes are required.
  • A substantive discussion of this section with support from nursing literature is required

 

Explanation:  An attribute identifies characteristics of a concept.  For this situation, the characteristics of the selected nursing concept are identified and discussed.

 

  1. Antecedent and Consequence

This section requires the identification of:

  • 1 antecedent of the selected nursing concept.
  • 1 consequence of the selected nursing concept.
  • A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing literature is required.

 

Explanation:  An antecedent is an identifiable occurrence that precedes an event.  In this situation, an antecedent precedes a selected nursing concept. A consequence follows or is the result of an event.  In this situation a consequence follows or is the result of the selected nursing concept.

 

  1. Empirical Referents

This section requires the identification of:

  • 2 (two) empirical referents of the selected nursing concept.
  • A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing literature is required.

 

Explanation:  An empirical referent is an objective ways to measure or determine the presence of the selected nursing concept.

 

  1. Construct Cases

Explanation: hypothetical or real-life situations demonstrating the use or absence of the concept.

This section requires the creation of a model case, borderline case, and contrary case.

  • 1 Model Case is created by the student and discussed substantively by demonstrating within the case each of the following areas:
    • Definition
    • All identified attributes

 

Explanation:  A model case is an example of a hypothetical or real-life situation that demonstrates all of the attributes noted previously in this assignment.

 

  • 1 Borderline Case is created by the student in which one or two of the previously identified attributes are missing.
  • 1 Contrary Case is created by the student that demonstrates the opposite of the selected nursing concepts. All identified attributes of the concept are absent in this case.

 

Explanation:  Borderline case is a created case where one or two of the previously identified attributes are missing. Contrary case is a created case that demonstrate the complete opposite of the selected nursing concept – all identified attributes are missing.

 

  1. Theoretical Applications of the Concept
    • Discuss the purpose of a concept analysis in relationship to theory.
    • Explain how the concept applies to the selected nursing theory.
    • A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing literature is required.

 

  1. Conclusion

This section requires:

  • Summarization of key information regarding:
    • Selected nursing concept.
    • Selected nursing theory.
    • Application of concept analysis findings to advanced practice nursing (specific to selected specialty track professional role and/or area of practice).
  • The concluding statements include self-reflection on the new knowledge gained from conducting a concept analysis. (Self-reflection may be written in first-person.)

 

Preparing the Assignment

Criteria for Format and Special Instructions

  1. The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should be at least 6, but no more than 8 pages. Points will be lost for not meeting these length requirements.
  2. Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.
  3. The source of the concept for this assignment must be a published nursing Non-nursing theories may NOT be used.
  4. A minimum of 6 (six) scholarly references must be used. Required textbooks for this course, and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment. A dictionary maybe used as a reference for the section titled “Definition/Explanation of the selected nursing concept”, but it is NOT counted as one of the 6 required scholarly nursing references. Be aware that information from .com websites may be incorrect and should be avoided.
  5. References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them.
  6. Ideas and information from scholarly, peer reviewed, nursing sources must be cited and referenced correctly.
  7. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.
  8. PLEASE note: Do not rely on .com sites to identify the nursing theory as they do not provide accurate information in all cases.

Possible Concepts: The following concepts are not required; students may select one of these concepts or find another concept. Each selected concept must be associated with a nursing theory; the use of non-nursing theories is NOT allowed. If you have any questions regarding your concept or the nursing theory, please consult with your faculty member for assistance. Please note: the concepts of incivility and civility are not allowed for this assignment.

·         Adaptation

·         Burnout

·         Caring

·         Comfort

·         Compassion

·         Compassion fatigue

·         Competence

·         Cultural humility

·         Empowerment

·         Engagement

·         Health

·         Leadership

·         Meaningfulness

·         Modeling

·         Noise

·         Pain

·         Palliative care

·         Quality of life

·         Resilience

·         Self-care

·         Sensory overload

·         Situational awareness

 

 

 

Directions and Assignment Criteria

Assignment Criteria Points % Description
Introduction 10 4 The introduction substantively presents all the following elements:

·         Identifies the role of concept analysis within theory development.

·         Identifies the selected nursing concept.

·         Identifies the nursing theory that addresses the selected concept.

·         Names the sections of the paper.

·         Scholarly support is required.

Definition/Explanation of Selected Concept 25 10 This section includes:

·         Defines/explains the concept using scholarly literature (a dictionary maybe used for this section ONLY, and additional scholarly nursing references are required).

·         A substantive discussion of this section with support from nursing literature is required.

Literature Review                                      35 14 This section requires:

·         A substantive discussion of at least 6 (six) scholarly nursing literature sources on the selected concept.

·         Themes, ideas, and/or facts about the concept found in the reviewed sources are presented in an organized fashion.

·         Support from nursing literature is required.

Defining Attributes 25 10 For this section:

·         A minimum of THREE (3) attributes are required.

·         A substantive discussion of this section with support from nursing literature is required

Antecedent & Consequence 25 10 This section requires the identification of:

·         1 antecedent of the selected nursing concept.

·         1 consequence of the selected nursing concept.

·         A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing literature is required.

Empirical Referents 20 8 This section requires the identification of:

·         2 (two) empirical referents of the selected nursing concept.

·         A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing literature is required.

Construct Cases 30 12 This section requires:

·         1 Model Case is created by the student and discussed substantively by demonstrating within the case each of the following areas:

o   Definition

o   All identified attributes

·         1 Borderline Case is created by the student in which one or two of the previously identified attributes are missing.

·         1 Contrary Case is created by the student that demonstrates the opposite of the selected nursing concepts. All identified attributes of the concept are absent in this case.

Theoretical Applications of the Concept 30 12 This section requires:

·         Discussion of the purpose of a concept analysis in relationship to theory.

·         Explanation on how the concept applies to the selected nursing theory.

·         A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing literature is required.

Conclusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 4 This section requires:

·         Summarization of key information regarding:

·         Selected nursing concept.

·         Selected nursing theory.

·         Application of concept analysis findings to advanced practice nursing (specific to selected specialty track professional role and/or area of practice).

·         The concluding statements include self-reflection on the new knowledge gained from conducting a concept analysis. (Self-reflection may be written in first-person.)

Paper Specifications 20 8 A nursing theory was used.

 

The source of the concept for this assignment was a published nursing theory.  Non-nursing theories may NOT be used.

Paper meets length requirements of 6 to 8 pages

 

Minimum of 6 scholarly nursing references

A dictionary (except for Definition section), required textbooks for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment.

 

References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them.

APA Format (6th edition) 10 4 Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.

One deduction for each type of APA style error

Citations in Text 5 2 Ideas and information that come from readings must be cited and referenced correctly.
Writing Mechanics 5 2 Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual.
Total  250 100 % A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

 

 

 

 

          Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria Exceptional

(100%)

Outstanding or highest level of performance

Exceeds

(88%)

Very good or high level of performance

Meets

(80%)

Competent or satisfactory level of performance

Needs Improvement

(38%)

Poor or failing level of performance

Developing

(0)

Unsatisfactory level of performance

Content

Possible Points = 230 Points

         
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4  Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:

 

Identifies the role of concept analysis within theory development.

 

Identifies the selected nursing concept.

 

Identifies the nursing theory from which the selected concept was obtained.

 

A nursing theory was used.

 

Identifies the sections of the paper.

 

Scholarly support from nursing literature was provided.

 

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:

 

Identifies the role of concept analysis within theory development.

 

Identifies the selected nursing concept.

 

Identifies the nursing theory from which the selected concept was obtained.

 

A nursing theory was used.

 

 

Identifies the sections of the paper.

 

Scholarly support from nursing literature was provided.

 

 

 

 

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:

 

Identifies the role of concept analysis within theory development.

 

Identifies the selected nursing concept.

 

Identifies the nursing theory from which the selected concept was obtained.

 

A nursing theory was used.

 

Identifies the sections of the paper.

 

Limited scholarly support from nursing literature was provided.

 

Presentation of

information in one or two of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

 

Identifies the role of concept analysis within theory development.

 

Identifies the selected nursing concept.

 

Identifies the nursing theory from which the selected concept was obtained.

 

A nursing theory was used.

 

Identifies the sections of the paper.

 

Limited or no scholarly support from nursing literature was provided.

 

 

 

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in three or more of the following elements:

 

Identifies the role of concept analysis within theory development.

 

Identifies the selected nursing concept.

 

Identifies the nursing theory from which the selected concept was obtained.

 

A nursing theory was used.

 

Identifies the sections of the paper.

 

 

Limited or no scholarly support from nursing literature was provided.

 

Definition/

Explanation of Selected Concept

25  Points 22 Points  20 Points  10 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:

 

Defines/explains the concept using scholarly literature (a dictionary maybe used for this section ONLY, and additional scholarly nursing references are required).

 

Provides support from scholarly sources.

 

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:

 

Defines/explains the concept using scholarly literature (a dictionary maybe used for this section ONLY, and additional scholarly nursing references are required).

 

Provides support from scholarly sources.

 

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:

 

Defines/explains the concept using scholarly literature (a dictionary maybe used for this section ONLY, and additional scholarly nursing references are required).

 

Provides limited support from scholarly sources.

 

Presentation of

information in one  of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

 

Defines/explains the concept using scholarly literature (a dictionary maybe used for this section ONLY, and additional scholarly nursing references are required).

 

Provides limited or no scholarly support.

 

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in each of the following elements:

 

Defines/explains the concept using scholarly literature (a dictionary maybe used for this section ONLY, and additional scholarly nursing references are required).

 

Provides limited or no scholarly support.

 

 

 

Literature Review 35 Points 31 Points 28 Points 13 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:

 

A substantive discussion of at least 6 (six) nursing literature sources on the selected concept.

 

Themes, ideas, and/or facts about the concept found in the reviewed sources are presented in an organized fashion.

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:

 

A substantive discussion of at least 6 (six) nursing literature sources on the selected concept.

 

Themes, ideas, and/or facts about the concept found in the reviewed sources are presented in an organized fashion.

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:

 

A substantive discussion of at least 6 (six) nursing literature sources on the selected concept.

 

Themes, ideas, and/or facts about the concept found in the reviewed sources are presented in an organized fashion.

Presentation of

information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

 

A substantive discussion of at least 6 (six) nursing literature sources on the selected concept.

 

Themes, ideas, and/or facts about the concept found in the reviewed sources are presented in an organized fashion.

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in each of the following elements:

 

A substantive discussion of at least 6 (six) nursing literature sources on the selected concept.

 

Themes, ideas, and/or facts about the concept found in the reviewed sources are presented in a disorganized fashion.

Defining Attributes
 
25  Points 22 Points  20 Points  10 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:

 

A minimum of 3 (three) attributes

 

Support from scholarly sources provided.

 

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:

 

A minimum of 3 (three) attributes are required.

 

Support from scholarly sources provided.

 

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:

 

A minimum of 3 (three) attributes are required.

 

Limited support from scholarly sources provided.

 

Presentation of

information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

 

One or two attributes of the selected nursing concepts were presented.

 

Limited or no support from scholarly sources provided.

 

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in each of the following elements:

 

No attributes of the selected nursing concept were presented.

 

Limited or no support from scholarly sources provided.

 

Antecedent & Consequence 25  Points 22 Points  20 Points  10 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:

 

1 antecedent of the selected nursing concept.

 

1 consequence of the selected nursing concept.

 

Support from scholarly nursing literature provided.

 

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:

 

1 antecedent of the selected nursing concept.

 

1 consequence of the selected nursing concept.

 

Support from scholarly nursing literature provided.

 

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:

 

1 antecedent of the selected nursing concept.

 

1 consequence of the selected nursing concept.

 

Limited support from scholarly nursing literature provided.

 

Presentation of

information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

 

1 antecedent of the selected nursing concept.

 

1 consequence of the selected nursing concept.

 

Limited or no support from scholarly nursing literature was provided.

 

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in two or more of the following elements:

 

1 antecedent of the selected nursing concept.

1 consequence of selected nursing concept.

 

Limited or no support from scholarly literature was provided.

Empirical Referents 20  Points 18 Points  16 Points  8 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:

 

2 (two) empirical referents of the selected nursing concept.

 

Support from scholarly nursing literature provided.

 

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:

 

2 (two) empirical referents of the selected nursing concept.

 

Support from scholarly nursing literature provided.

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:

 

2 (two) empirical referents of the selected nursing concept.

 

Limited support from scholarly nursing literature provided.

Presentation of

information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

 

2(two) empirical referents of the selected nursing concept.

 

Limited or no support from scholarly nursing literature was provided.

 

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in each of the following elements:

 

2(two) empirical referents of the selected nursing concept.

 

 

Limited or no support from scholarly nursing literature was provided.

 

Construct Cases

 

 

30 Points 26 Points 24 Points 11 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:

 

1 Model Case is created by the student and discussed substantively by demonstrating within the case each of the following areas:

·         Definition

·         All identified attributes

1 Borderline Case is created by the student in which one or two of the previously identified attributes are missing.

1 Contrary Case is created by the student that demonstrates the opposite of the selected nursing concepts. All identified attributes of the concept are absent in this case.

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:

 

1 Model Case is created by the student and discussed substantively by demonstrating within the case each of the following areas:

·         Definition

·         All identified attributes

1 Borderline Case is created by the student in which one or two of the previously identified attributes are missing.

1 Contrary Case is created by the student that demonstrates the opposite of the selected nursing concepts. All identified attributes of the concept are absent in this case.

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:

 

1 Model Case is created by the student and discussed substantively by demonstrating within the case each of the following areas:

·         Definition

·         All identified attributes

1 Borderline Case is created by the student in which one or two of the previously identified attributes are missing.

1 Contrary Case is created by the student that demonstrates the opposite of the selected nursing concepts. All identified attributes of the concept are absent in this case.

Presentation of

information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

 

1 Model Case is created by the student and discussed substantively by demonstrating within the case each of the following areas:

·         Definition

·         All identified attributes

1 Borderline Case is created by the student in which one or two of the previously identified attributes are missing.

1 Contrary Case is created by the student that demonstrates the opposite of the selected nursing concepts. All identified attributes of the concept are absent in this case.

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in two or more of the following elements:

 

 

1 Model Case is created by the student and discussed substantively by demonstrating within the case each of the following areas:

·         Definition

·         All identified attributes

1 Borderline Case is created by the student in which one or two of the previously identified attributes are missing.

1 Contrary Case is created by the student that demonstrates the opposite of the selected nursing concepts. All identified attributes of the concept are absent in this case.

Theoretical Applications of the Concept 30 Points 26 Points 24 Points 11 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:

 

Discusses the purpose of a concept analysis in relationship to theory.

 

Explains how the concept applies to the selected nursing theory.

 

A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing literature is required.

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:

 

Discusses the purpose of a concept analysis in relationship to theory.

 

Explains how the concept applies to the selected nursing theory.

 

 

A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing literature is required.

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:

 

Discusses the purpose of a concept analysis in relationship to theory.

 

Explains how the concept applies to the selected nursing theory.

 

A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing literature is required.

Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

 

Discusses the purpose of a concept analysis in relationship to theory.

 

Explains how the concept applies to the selected nursing theory.

 

A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing literature is required.

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in two or more of the following elements:

 

Discusses the purpose of a concept analysis in relationship to theory.

 

Explains how the concept applies to the selected nursing theory.

 

A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing literature is required.

Conclusion  10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4  Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:

 

Summarizes information on selected nursing concept.

 

Summarizes information on selected nursing theory.

 

Summarizes the application of concept analysis findings to advanced nursing practice.

 

Self-reflection on the new knowledge gained regarding concept analysis.

 

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:

 

Summarizes information on selected nursing concept.

 

Summarizes information on selected nursing theory.

 

Summarizes the application of concept analysis findings to advanced nursing practice.

 

Self-reflection on the new knowledge gained regarding concept analysis.

 

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:

 

Summarizes information on selected nursing concept.

 

Summarizes information on selected nursing theory.

 

Summarizes the application of concept analysis findings to advanced nursing practice.

 

Self-reflection on the new knowledge gained regarding concept analysis.

 

Presentation of

information in one or two of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

 

Summarizes information on selected nursing concept.

 

Summarizes information on selected nursing theory.

 

Summarizes the application of concept analysis findings to advanced nursing practice.

 

Self-reflection on the new knowledge gained regarding concept analysis.

 

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in three or more of the following elements:

 

Summarizes information on selected nursing concept.

 

Summarizes information on selected nursing theory.

 

Summarizes the application of concept analysis findings to advanced nursing practice.

 

Self-reflection on the new knowledge gained regarding concept analysis.

 

Paper Specifications 20  Points 18 Points  16 Points  8 Points 0 Points
This section included all of the following:

 

A nursing theory was used.

 

The source of the concept for this assignment was a published nursing theory.

Paper meet length requirements of 6 to 8 page.

 

Minimum of 6 scholarly nursing references

 

A dictionary (except for Definition section), required textbooks for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, were NOT used as scholarly references.

 

References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale was provided and the instructor approved them.

This section included three of the following:

 

A nursing theory was used.

 

The source of the concept for this assignment was a published nursing theory.

 

Paper meet length requirements of 6 to 8 pages

 

Minimum of 6 scholarly nursing references

A dictionary (except for Definition section), required textbooks for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, were NOT used as scholarly references.

 

References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale was provided and the instructor approved them.

This section included only two of the following:

 

A nursing theory was used.

 

The source of the concept for this assignment was a published nursing theory.

Paper meet length requirements of 6 to 8 pages

 

Minimum of 6 scholarly nursing references

A dictionary (except for Definition section), required textbooks for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, were NOT used as scholarly references.

 

References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale was provided and the instructor approved them.

This section included only one of the following:

 

A nursing theory was used.

 

The source of the concept for this assignment was a published nursing theory.

 

Paper meet length requirements of 6 to 8 pages

 

Minimum of 6 scholarly nursing references

A dictionary (except for Definition section), required textbooks for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, were NOT used as scholarly references.

 

References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale was provided and the instructor approved them.

This section included none of the following:

 

A nursing theory was used.

 

The source of the concept for this assignment was a published nursing theory.

 

Paper meet length requirements of 6 to 8 pages

 

Minimum of 6 scholarly nursing references

A dictionary (except for Definition section), required textbooks for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, were NOT used as scholarly references.

 

References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale was provided and the instructor approved them.

    Content Subtotal     _____of  230 points
Format

Possible Points =  20 Points

APA Style  10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4  Points 0 Points
APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page,

·         running head,

·         body of paper (including citations and headings), and

·         reference page

One deduction for each type of APA format error

 

0 to 1 APA error was present

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page,

·         running head,

·         body of paper (including citations and headings), and

·         reference page

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error

 

2 –  3 APA errors were present

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page,

·         running head,

·         body of paper (including citations and headings), and

·         reference page

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error

 

4 – 5 APA were are present

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page,

·         running head,

·         body of paper (including citations and headings), and

·         reference page

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error

 

6 – 7 APA were are  present

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page,

·         running head,

·         body of paper (including citations and headings), and

·         reference page

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error

 

8 or greater APA errors were present

Citations 5  Points 4  Points 3 Points  2 Points 0 Points
There were 0-1 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information  that contributed to knowledge

 

Permission to use references older than 5 years was obtained from faculty.

There were 2-3  errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge

 

Permission to use references older than 5 years was NOT obtained from faculty.

There were 4-5 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge

 

 

There were 6-7 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge There were 8 or greater errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge
Writing Quality 5  Points 4  Points 3 Points  2 Points 0 Points
1–2 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual 3 – 4 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual

 

5 – 6 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual

 

7 – 8 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual

 

9 or greater errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual

 

Format Subtotal _____of   20 points
Total Points _____of  250 points
Comments:

 

 

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