Grading & Deadlines – Points will be earned at different stages of the process for a maximum of 100 points.

The following due date schedule must be adhered to for the best opportunity to earn the optimum score:

Step
Details
Points Awarded
Due Date

Layout
· Using the attached format graph, identify what parts of the front page will accommodate the required material
· Incorporate all the elements required in a manner that best illustrates the articles, the overall visual appearance and the even use of space
5 pts
2/25/09

Banner/Headlines
· Develop the banner including the name of the paper, the date, price, and “eye catching headlines” that will draw readers to the paper
· Incorporate into the previously approved layout
5 pts
2/27/09

Rough Draft of articles/Work Cited Page

· Rough drafts of all three articles are handed in WITH the word count and authors’ names included on each piece – each piece will be reviewed for elements listed on the rubric
· Abstracts are added on a separate page in the necessary number of words.
· Work cited is completed within the guidelines of the IMC MLA format.

30 pts
3/2/09

Full FINAL Product
· Final drafts of all three articles with the work cited and abstracts are presented on the due date.
· Front page poster is completed, including all the requirements outlined on the rubric.
· Shows distinctive improvement from the rough draft
50 pts
3/6/09

Presentation of Front Page
On the due date, you will present your front page to the class.
You will need to offer the following:
o a brief description of the articles
o an explanation as to why you laid out the paper as you did
o How the elements work together

10 pts
3/6/09
TOTAL POINTS

100 pts