Professional Identity Paper Grading Rubric

COUN 500

Professional Identity Paper Grading Rubric

Criteria Points

Possible

Points

Earned

Title Page

· Title summarizes main idea of paper

· Page header flush left with the page number flush right at the top of the page (caps)

· Title in upper and lowercase letters centered in the upper half of the page

· Title is less than 12 words

· Author’s name: first name, middle initial(s), and last name (No titles or degrees)

10  
Abstract

· Provides brief, comprehensive summary of contents

· 150–250 words

· Single paragraph/no indentation

· The title-Abstract-is centered in upper and lower case

10  
Introduction

· Inviting

· States the main topic

· Previews the structure of the remaining paper

20  
Professional Counselor Role

· Identifies, describes, and differentiates role of “professional counseling,” MFT, or HS from other fields

· Differentiates from past to future counseling

· Identifies what and/or who motivated self to choose counseling/marriage and family therapy/human services

· Identifies what will be personally gained from counseling individuals, families, and/or groups

· Identifies what personal professionalism looks like, including professional behaviors, dress, and attitudes

30  
Religious/Spiritual Beliefs and Counseling

· Identifies religious/spiritual beliefs

· Identifies beliefs of right vs. wrong behavior

· Identifies beliefs impact on counseling

· Lists plan to integrate beliefs without imposing

30  
Course Experience and Summary

· Describes learning experience of course

· Describes personal fit to profession

20  
Conclusion

· Clear summary of main points

10  

 

Criteria Points

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Points

Earned

Reference Page

· At least 3 references (1 must be from a professional journal and 1 from a professional publication)

· All references cited in current APA style

20  
Format of Paper

Paper formatted in current APA style, including:

· Double-spaced

· 1″ margins on all sides

· 12-pt. Times New Roman font

· Page header  (also known as the “running head”) at the top of each page, flush left, caps

· Page # flush right

10  
Grammar

· Correct spelling and grammar used effectively

· Sentences well-phrased and varied

· Effective wording, sentences smoothly connecting, logically constructed

· Absence of comma splices, run-ons, fragments

20  
Professional Writing Style

· Paper is 8–10 pages

· Clear, focused, engaging style

· Clear transitions between paragraphs

· Well-organized

· Direct language

· Easily readable; appropriate voice, tone, and style for assignment

20  
Total 200  

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