Rubrics: CRITERION A: Research Question This criterion assesses the extent to which the scope of the research paper is specified in relation to language and media. CRITERION B: Rationale This criterion assesses the rationale which contextualizes the research question, provides background knowledge of the subject matter, and explains the significance of the study. The rationale foregrounds the significance and context of the study. It should discuss why the present research is to be undertaken in the first place as well as the possible approach the researchers will take in exploring the topic and research question identified. The rationale should be 300-500 words.
CRITERION C: Review of Related Literature This criterion assesses the extent to which the investigation is planned and an appropriate range of sources has been consulted,….