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College Libraries and Research: What to Expect

Adapted from the guide - Transitioning to College by Kent State University

College Research Papers

Grading criteria for research papers may include:

  • Organization, Clarity & Flow - Ideas are arranged logically. Introduction/thesis, body, and conclusion are clearly stated. Argument, issues, or ideas are broken into relevant parts and integrated into a coherent whole. The connections between the parts are clear and insightful.
  • Depth of discussion
  • Length of paper or # of words used
  • # of credible resources used
  • Works cited / Bibliography is included & complete
  • Format/style is accurate
  • Grammar, punctuation, and spelling is correct