Appraise components of four to five research articles supporting a solution to a nursing practice issue.
Less Than Satisfactory 72-75%
10.0 %Identifies a nursing practice problem
Does not clearly describe a nursing issue.
Describes a nursing issue but lacks reliable sources.
Describes a nursing issue with a few reliable sources.
Articulates a nursing issue; uses supporting information from reliable sources.
Clearly articulates a relevant issue to nursing practice. Supports issue with current research.
35.0 %Critically appraises research to address the problem
Does not critically appraise research for a nursing practice issue.
Appraises research but missed key components of the design/methods that would support a solution.
Appraises three research studies supporting a solution to a nursing practice issue.
Appraises components of four to five research articles supporting a solution to a nursing practice issue.
Thoroughly, critically appraises key components of six research articles that support a solution to nursing practice issue.
35.0 %Proposes an evidence-based practice change
The content lacks a clear point of view and logical sequence of information; includes little persuasive information. Sequencing of ideas is unclear.
The content is vague in conveying a point of view and does not create a strong sense of purpose. Includes some persuasive information.
The presentation slides are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization and/or in their relationships to each other.
The solution is written with a logical progression of ideas and supporting information exhibiting unity, coherence, and cohesiveness; includes persuasive information from reliable sources.
The solution is written clearly and concisely. Ideas universally progress and relate to each other. The project gives the audience a clear sense of the main idea.
15.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
5.0 %Language Use and Audience Awareness (includes sentence construction, word choice, etc.)
Inappropriate word choice and lack of variety in language use are evident. Writer appears to be unaware of audience. Use of ‘primer prose’ indicates writer either does not apply figures of speech or uses them inappropriately.
Some distracting inconsistencies in language choice (register) and/or word choice are present. The writer exhibits some lack of control in using figures of speech appropriately.
Language is appropriate to the targeted audience for the most part.
The writer is clearly aware of audience, uses a variety of appropriate vocabulary for the targeted audience, and uses figures of speech to communicate clearly.
The writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choice in distinctive and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.
5.0 %Evaluating and Documenting Sources (in-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, references page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style)
Contains no title slide, no references section, and no correctly-cited references within the body of the presentation.
Title slide is incomplete or inaccurate. References section includes sources, but many citation errors. Citations are included within the body of the presentation but many errors are present.
Title slide has minor errors. References section includes sources, but they are not consistently cited correctly. Citations are included within the body of the presentation but some errors are present.
Title slide is complete. References section includes correctly cited sources with minimal errors. Correct citations are included within the body of the presentation.
Title slide is complete. References section includes correctly cited sources. Correct citations are included within the body of the presentation.
5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
The layout is cluttered, confusing, and does not use spacing, headings, and subheadings to enhance the readability. The text is extremely difficult to read with long blocks of text, small point size for fonts, and inappropriate contrasting colors. Poor use of headings, subheadings, indentations, or bold formatting is evident.
The layout shows some structure, but appears cluttered and busy or distracting with large gaps of white space or a distracting background. Overall readability is difficult due to lengthy paragraphs, too many different fonts, dark or busy background, overuse of bold, or lack of appropriate indentations of text.
The layout uses horizontal and vertical white space appropriately. Sometimes the fonts are easy to read, but in a few places the use of fonts, italics, bold, long paragraphs, color, or busy background detracts and does not enhance readability.
The layout background and text complement each other and enable the content to be easily read. The fonts are easy to read and point- size varies appropriately for headings and text.
The layout is visually pleasing and contributes to the overall message with appropriate use of headings, subheadings, and white space. Text is appropriate in length for the target audience and to the point. The background and colors enhance the readability of the text.
100 %Total Weightage