Term Paper Evaluation The criteria used in this sheet were originally developed by Prof. Gurstein Dacks, Political Science, University of Alberta. Feel free to use or adapt it for non-commercial instructional purposes.

2001 Robert Hackett



TERM PAPER EVALUATION

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CONTENT: (Use of appropriate sources, including course readings; relevance to course themes.) ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

ARGUMENT: (Do you present a coherent and reasonable argument? Is it consistent with, and supported by,
your evidence? Is it logically consistent? Does it take into account major counter arguments?) ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

ORGANIZATION: (Clear introduction, setting out the central topic(s) or question(s), and how
you will proceed to address them, systematic exposition of ideas, not straying from the topic,
and leading to a conclusion.)
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STYLE: (Grammar, literacy; intelligibility of expression; acknowledgement of sources;
consistent footnote and bibliography style.)
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OTHER COMMENTS:
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