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CPHS_English 10 - Resistance Movements: Rubric





Tri A Common Assignment: Research Presentation  



Determine a topic, allusion or author of interest to research in order to deepen your understanding of any text (including independent reading) from this trimester.*  Utilize visual aids and technology to augment your presentation.  

4 – Sophisticated

3 – Skilled

2 – Sufficient

1 – Insufficient  

Synthesis of Information  

Information comes from multiple credible sources, is relevant, and clearly connects to the central idea.


Information mostly comes from credible sources, is mostly relevant, and connected to the central idea of the presentation, but a few details seem unconnected.

Some information comes from credible sources and  is connected to the central idea, though some details may be off-topic or irrelevant.

Presenters have no main idea, or most information is not connected to the central idea.

Information may be from only one source and/or sources lack credibility.

Organization  and Visual  Components

Logically organized presentation uses all visual components to enhance audience understanding while  maintaining interest.

Presentation is organized and includes adequate use of visual components that allows for audience understanding.

Presentation may be disorganized, may have distracting visual components, or may be visually generic.

No visual. Visual greatly distracts from the presentation or contains glitches.

APA Citation

Source citations are correctly and smoothly  embedded both verbally and visually  throughout the  presentation.  

Sources are correctly  embedded both verbally and visually through much or all of the presentation.

APA format may be attempted.

Most sources may be cited visually.  

Many sources may lack verbal recognition.

Source citation is missing or incorrectly formatted.  

Formal  Academic Presentation

Presentation is polished.

Speaker uses academic language

Presentation runs smoothly with minor distractions.

Language is mostly academic.

Little to no evidence of rehearsal.

Language may be casual or conversational.

Presenter distracts from own presentation or may read off screen or directly from notes.

Content from outside sources that is NOT correctly cited WILL BE CONSIDERED PLAGIARISM.


* Students may elect to research a non­‐text-­related topic of interest if approved by the teacher.