Scale of 5-0 where
0=Requirements not met
Format / Citations -20%
o Format: Proper Memo format used
o Memo uses, 1” margins, 12 pt font in Times New Roman style and pages are numbered
*Remember if sources are not noted it is considered plagiarism
o Citations: Sources used in the paper are cited in APA format (author name, date, page number if needed for a direct quote).
o Sources are listed on a separate references page in APA format (alphabetical order by author, if there is one, with all needed information).
Content / Quality -80%
o Content: There is a clear concise opening segment including the purpose of the memo, the context and the specific task
o There is a clear context section this is the event, circumstance, or background of the problem you are solving
o There is a clear task statement where you should describe what you are doing to explain the problem
o There is a clear summary statement that provides a brief statement of the key recommendations you have reached based on your research.
o There is a clear discussion segment that includes all the details and research that support your ideas
o There is a clear closing segment summarizing your key points for the reader.
o There is a smooth transition between paragraphs.
o The information presented including exhibits is accurate and terms are used correctly.
o Concepts covered in class are incorporated into the paper.
o No more than 20% of the paper was taken from outside sources.
Memo is not less than 2 and not more than 3 pages of text (not including exhibits and reference page).
o Quality: 2 outsides sources (not the textbook) from professional journals found in the library were used.
o Used proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation; did not use slang or other forms of casual language.
o Submitted paper on or before the date due.
o Extra credit if the report from the
OWL is submitted and corrections are made.