Evaluating source cards for student research papers can be time-consuming and frustrating - unless you have a rubric to help focus your efforts! This simple-to-use rubric assists you in grading research paper source cards on basic requirements such as the labels, the use of hanging indent, and basic formatting. Not included are the MLA or APA formatting rules, because they change annually in many situations; therefore, you will still need to consult a style manual for checking specific works cited formatting. This Word document can easily be altered to fit your own requirements and standards. Also check out the NOTE CARD RUBRIC available on this site from Casey A. South.