Annotated Bibliography Rubric
Annotated Bibliography Rubric – 100 PointsAssessment QuestionExceeds ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsNeeds ImprovementInadequateTotal PointsSources – Are sources appropriate for the assignment?Sources are credible and are scholarly materials, appropriate for college-level work. Most sources are from scholarly publications.
17 pointsMost sources are scholarly and appropriate for the assignment.
15 pointsFew sources are considered appropriate for the assignment.
13 pointsNot enough sources to meet the assignment requirements. Or inappropriate sources were used, indicating student did not go beyond an Internet search.
11 points17Summaries – Do the annotations contain clear, concise summaries of source materials?Annotations contain clear, complete summaries. Main points are summarized, including evidence in support of the main point and examples.
17 pointsMost annotations contain complete summaries, but some may lack clarity or evidence.
15 pointsSeveral annotations may have omitted key content. Main ideas may be confusing or unclear. Summaries may be incomplete or sketchy.
13 pointsSummaries may indicate that source was misinterpreted, or that author’s ideas were not accurately represented. No real indication that student read or understood the sources.
11 points17Objective Evaluation – Do the annotations contain evidence of objective evaluative criteria?All annotations contain evidence of objective evaluation criteria, as related to the field of nursing. These may include author’s credentials within the discipline, accuracy of materials, objectivity, and strengths or weaknesses. Most evaluations address the criteria from a disciplinary point of view.
17 pointsMost annotations address many of the criteria for evaluation. Some annotations may include the criteria, but in a generic way without showing relevance to the discipline.
15 pointsAnnotations may superficially address the criteria for evaluation, or the evaluation is absent in some annotations.
13 pointsMost of the annotations fail to include elements of critical evaluation. May include only statements such as “this was a good source” with no explanation.
11 points17Subjective evaluation – Do the annotations include a clear assessment of the usefulness of the source, reflecting its context within the discipline?All annotations contain an assessment of the usefulness of the source & student’s reaction to the source. Agreement or disagreement? Helpful? Did the source offer a unique contribution or contradict other sources?
17 pointsMost of the annotations include an assessment of the usefulness of the source and the student’s reaction to how the source contributes to the literature of the discipline.
15 pointsFew of the annotations have a subjective evaluation as to the usefulness of the source and/or its contribution to the literature of the discipline.
13 pointsAnnotations may include statements such as “this was a good source,” but fail to explain why the source was chosen or its usefulness.
11 points17Did the student communicate clearly and effectively?The student communicates effectively and well in standard written English. Annotations are meaningful, professional, informative and meet assignment requirements.
16 pointsThe student communicates adequately and is easily understood. Occasional grammar or spelling errors.
14 pointsThe student communicates but with numerous errors that contribute to a lack of clarity or effectiveness. Repeated grammar or spelling errors.
12 pointsThe student’s communication is strained and difficult at times to comprehend. Multiple errors make it hard to understand.
11 points16Are the annotations properly formatted, ensuring ethical treatment of sources?All bibliographic entries are correct in format. Any quotes within summaries are properly attributed.
16 pointsMost entries are formatted correctly, perhaps with a few minor errors. No intentional plagiarism.
14 pointsEntries may not consistently follow APA format, or minor elements are missing. No intentional plagiarism.
12 pointsCitations may be missing important elements, making it hard for the reader to locate the sources. Summary may not be in student’s own words or may too closely resemble the database article abstract or the online book review.
11 points16Total Points100