Language Processing

Ling 132: Language Processing Summer 2019


Final Paper Grading and Comment Rubric

Student: __________________________________

Criteria/Scoring Comments

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☐ Brief background explaining the relation of the project to language processing

☐ Presented a hypothesis and a viable alternative hypothesis

☐ Highlighted main differences between the hypotheses and why relative clause attachment might be able to distinguish between the two

☐ Background assumptions explained clearly

Score: 1 2 3 4 5

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☐ Information about participants, population, sample

☐ Showed sample experimental materials and discussed the manipulation

☐ Discussed what each of the hypotheses would predict for the experimental items

☐ Indicated the number of items and fillers that were presented and provided information about the design

☐ Clearly stated the method, along with a description of the procedure

☐ Mentioned control and potential confound variables

Score: 1 2 3 4 5

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☐ Presented at least one figure along with a description

☐ Provided a clear overview of the central descriptive findings (no statistical tests needed)

☐ Explained how the results relate to the predictions made by each of the hypotheses

Score: 1 2 3 4 5

Ling 132: Language Processing Summer 2019


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☐ Restated which hypothesis was supported and why

☐ Highlighted any surprising findings that did not follow from your hypotheses

☐ Discussed any shortcomings of the manipulation and/or method

☐ Discussed open questions and proposed a future direction to address them

☐ Stated wider implications of the research to our understanding of sentence processing

Score: 1 2 3 4 5

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☐ All in-text citations have a reference in the APA format in the References section

☐ All figures and examples are described clearly

☐ Writing was clear and to the point

☐ Paper was edited and free of errors

☐ Ideas presented coherently, without redundancy

Score: 1 2 3 4 5

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t ☐ Interesting ideas and a creative approach

☐ Showed mastery and understanding of course material

☐ Originality and interest

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