Your IP address and user-agent are shared with Google along with performance and security metrics to ensure quality of service, generate usage statistic, and to detect and address abuse.
The next category of the rubric ties in with the previous.
At the end of each research paper should be a bibliography, which is a list of every source used to write the paper.
An unclear, poorly written thesis statement would earn a zero in this category, while a clearly written, engaging, and well-thought-out thesis statement would earn a three.
Imagine reading this lesson, but instead of headings, transitions, and a progression of ideas, you were instead presented with random facts all over the place with no clear organization.
You may also want to grade students on the formatting of their bibliography depending on what style they are writing in (APA, MLA, etc).
Finally, you can grade on a combination of both criteria.
This makes the total score for the paper 15 points. These will be: Thesis Statement, Organization of Ideas, Use of Sources, Bibliography, and Conventions.
Any good essay should begin with a clearly written thesis statement.