· Only a summary or analysis) is included, not both· 2/5 components

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Check off:Topic check off with three sources· Research topic chosen from a PT source (i.e., Journal of Physical Therapy) total off 3 sources· Research topic chosen from a PT source but 2 sources provided· Research topic information not PT related and less than 2 sources· Research topic is not relevant or part of PT research, all sources are not reliable 
Check off:Reference page using source, and referenced in AMA format· Minimum of 3 sources referenced in paper using AMA format· Research article from Physical Therapy source and reference in AMA format with 1-2 errors (less than 3 sources.)· Article is informational, not research from a PT related source; and referenced in AMA format with 1-2 errors· The source is only a medical statement or update. Not a PT research article; and is referenced in AMA format with > 2 errors
Check off:Research Article Analysis Outline· Components of an Outline including summary and analysis of:· What it is the article about?· To whom might it be important?· The significance of the topic, and discussion/conclusion· clinical practice implication based on the results· conclusion from the chosen article.· 3/5 components· 2/5 components· 1/5 components
Format:· Cover page: course name & number, title of paper, student name, & date· 12 pt font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, numbered pages· Components of title age· Course name & #· Title of paper· Student Name· Date (due date)· Professor’s Name· 12 point font· Double spacing· Numbered pages· Indentation for every paragraph· Clearly defined sections of Intro, Body, & Conclusion· Three components of the cover page are included· Three indications to font, spacing, or numbered pages included· Two components of the cover page are included· Two indications to font, spacing, or numbered pages included· One component of the cover page is included· Only one indication to font, spacing, or numbered pages included 
Written in 2-4 pages (not including cover & ref page)· Paper written within 3 pages, not including cover nor reference page· The body of the paper is in AMA format the· Paper written in 5 pages· 1-2 errors in the body of paper; in-text citation is in AMA style· Paper written in 6 pages· 3-4 errors in the body of paper; in-text citation is in AMA style· Paper written in less than 2 pages· No consistency using AMA format 
Spelling accuracy & sentence construction· No spelling errors and proper sentence construction and coherence· 1-2 spelling errors. Few errors on sentence construction and coherence· 3-4 spelling errors. Several errors on sentence construction and coherence· 5-8 spelling errors. Ineffective wording and sentence construction 
Summary & analysis of article-significance, implications, personal opinion(s)· Complete summary of article included and analysis (free of plagiarism). Sources cited properly.· about?· To whom might it be important?· The significance of the topic, and discussion/conclusion· clinical practice implication based on the results· conclusion from the chosen article· Brief summary and analysis, related to PT in your own words is included.· 4 or 3/ out of the 5 components· Only a summary or analysis) is included, not both· 2/5 components· Most of the paper is plagiarized without analysis in students own words. Sources are not cited.· 1/5 components 
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