Sources are cited in the appropriate APA parenthetical format

Current
Event
Grading
Rubric

Item

Points Possible

Points Earned

Comments

Summary of Article

The introduction and conclusion
are strong.

2

Summary of article. At least four supporting details addressing
who, what, where, when, why or how of the article information.

5

Identification of economic
problem or debate and its relation to material studied this week in class.

4

Inclusion of economic terms in
the article summary.

3

Curve or equation included to
illustrate the economic issue.

3

Solution & Consequences

Solution proposed by student with
supporting rationale.

5

Curve or equation included to
illustrate the change that would occur if the student’s solution is
implemented.

3

Summary of unintended
consequences of implementing the student solution.

5

Use of Sources

Sources are cited in the
appropriate APA parenthetical format when quoted or paraphrased.
Plagiarism may result in a score of zero for the
assignment.

3

Sources are listed at the end of
the summary in the appropriate APA bibliographic format.

3

Grammar, Spelling, Word Choice

Demonstrates
knowledge and use of writing mechanics (sentence structure, grammar,
punctuation, capitalization, spelling, etc) to enhance readability.

4

Late Penalty if Applicable

Total Points

40

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