LDRS 490 – Final Paper Grading Chart

 

Component Possible points Requirements for an exemplary final paper.
Introduction  

/5

Introduce the idea of worldview, personality, in the context of leadership. State the purpose of the paper – which is your thesis statement. Use a “hook” to capture interest – see this link for how to do this: https://www.esu.edu/writing-studio/guides/hook.cfm
Who Are You?  

/10

Where are you from? What is your family like?

What is your background?

What experiences made you who you are today? Use an example.

Your Personality /10 Use your Birkman Report and/or MBTI to describe your personality.
Leading Yourself  

/10

How will you take the responsibility of leading yourself?

What experiences leading others did you have?

How does your personality help or hinder your leadership of yourself?

Core Beliefs  

/10

Describe your core beliefs using some of Sire’s 8 questions:

What is your prime reality? What is the nature of external reality?

What is a human being? How did we get here? What happens when we die?

Core Values

 

/10 What are your top 5 core values?

How do they guide you personally? How do they guide you as a leader?

Use an example/story from your life to illustrate a point.

Worldview & Leadership  

/10

Clearly define leadership – use a quote from course books or readings from other courses. How does your worldview shape your view of leadership?
How you will lead  

 

/10

How will you live out what you believe about yourself and the world as a leader? In other words:

· How will you lead yourself? How will you lead others?

· What is your plan to grow your leadership competencies?

· What is your plan to grow and develop your character?

Conclusion  

 

/5

Tie together your main points:

· Who am I? What do I believe? How will I lead?

Restate the purpose of the paper. Leave the reader with a strong impression.

Grammar and Writing  

 

 

/10

Writing is concise. Sentences should flow. Uses good transitions between paragraphs and sections. Good word choices – use words that most English speakers would use. Uses active voice, NOT passive voice – no “has been” (was/were) or “had taken” (took). No common phrases/colloquialisms. Here is a link to help you understand what they look like: https://smartblogger.com/colloquialism-examples/
APA & Length  

/10

Uses correct in-text citations.

References correct.

Uses headings appropriately

Should be 9-12 pages plus the title page and references

Total /100

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