OutcomeCentral Message & General PurposeCentral message & general purpose is well introduced, well articulated, captures the attention of reader/audience; meets all requirements of the assignment• Introductory paragraph(s) introduces topic, grabs readers’ attention.• Thesis statement is obvious and includes the topic and the point to be proved in the paper.• Follows assignment directionsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent Development & OrganizationUses well-developed, appropriate, relevant, and compelling content, and organizational pattern that illustrates deep understanding of the assignment.• Paragraphs have topic sentences • Ideas in paragraphs support and prove topic sentences. • Topic sentences support and prove thesis statement• Ideas are organized and easy to follow.• Transitions are used where needed.This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLanguageClearly and effectively uses precise language and variety of words and sentence structures enhancing the assignment; Appropriate for audience.This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar/MechanicsNo major grammar errors: (run ons/comma splices/subject verb agreement problems, pronoun errorsfree of jargon. Minimal to no minor grammar errors.This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSources and EvidenceSkillful use of high-quality, credible, current relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate for the subject and assignment.• Sources are scholarly• Sources used to prove the author’s ideas and points in the essay.• Sources are incorporatedThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA FormatCompletely follows appropriate APA format guidelines for the assignment (title page, margins, font, spacing, page numbers, titles, etc.)The work is appropriately cited• The work is appropriately cited in reference page and in text.• Reference page follows APA format (Reference title, alphabetized and hanging indent, margins, double spaced)• Each reference in reference page follows APA guidelines o Only references read and used are cited. • Citations in text match reference page.o Use Author year as per APA, either narrative or citation. o Words of reference work are in quotation marks, cited with author and year, and have page number. o Summaries are cited using author and year. Summaries do not use words of original (except key words). Summaries do not follow sentence structure of original. o Long summaries of 2 or more sentences are cited correctly: First sentence is cited.• Plagiarism will result in a 0 or F for the assignment.