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(Solved) The Rough Draft of the project is due at the end of Week 6 in the


The Rough Draft of the project is due at the end of Week 6 in the Dropbox. In addition, the rough draft should be posted to the Peer Review discussion thread. Each student should complete two peer reviews using the peer evaluation form and post them to the discussion thread. The draft and peer reviews are worth 50 points.


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Objectives | Project Overview | Guidelines | Milestones | Grading Rubrics | Best Practices

 

Objectives

 

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This project fulfills the following objectives.

 


 


 

(TCO 5) Given a range of statistical and empirical data, combine several inductive methods

 

of reasoning (argument by analogy, argument by generalization, causal reasoning, or

 

probabilistic reasoning), to draw specific conclusions.

 


 


 


 

(TCO 7) Given a controversial social issue, write a persuasive essay to address the

 

controversy, using identifiable types of arguments (deductive or inductive) and the resources

 

of language, such as denotation, connotation, and figures of speech.

 


 


 


 

(TCO 8) Given a case scenario or a problem, formulate several alternative solutions and

 

select the optimal one to apply under specific circumstances.

 


 


 


 

(TCO 9) Given several current news or opinion articles from print, radio, or television, assess

 

the assumptions and values stated or implied in the articles and explain how these media

 

can influence individual or collective decision making.

 


 

Project Overview

 

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This session, you will write a research essay, which is in APA format and includes a title page,

 

abstract, and references list. The purpose of this paper is to hone your critical thinking skills by

 

creating a suitable research plan, evaluating sources and arguments, and proposing solutions to a

 

problem of current interest. The paper must focus on one of the topics below regarding current

 

trends and future predictions.

 


 


 

Changes must happen in both human eating habits and food cultivation if the human race is

 

to survive

 


 


 


 

The European Union will, or will not, last another decade

 


 


 


 

If lobbying and campaign finance in the US are not reformed, American democracy is

 

doomed

 


 


 


 

How changes to marriage and family will change American society

 


 


 


 

How social media, web sharing, and/or similar trends in the internet will affect social and

 

personal behaviors

 


 


 


 

What changes must happen because of the interaction between the world?s growing

 

population and decreasing natural resources

 


 

Choose a topic from the list above. Follow your personal taste in this choice, but also search a

 

library and a library database for suitable critical articles about the topic. For the paper, you will need

 

to use at least five scholarly articles, authoritative sources, and/or book chapters.

 

The Final Research Paper must include the following.

 


 


 

Three to five pages of body and a References page

 


 


 


 

12 pt. Times New Roman font

 


 


 


 

Double spaced

 


 


 


 

APA-style title page and abstract

 


 


 


 

All pages should be numbered

 


 


 


 

Should contain five sources (minimum)

 


 

Guidelines

 

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Select a topic from the list.

 


 


 


 

Research library catalog and databases for works about the topic (five articles and/or book

 

chapters required).

 


 


 


 

Read the sources.

 


 


 


 

Propose a preliminary thesis or solution on the issue.

 


 


 


 

Write a proposal and outline for the project.

 


 


 


 

Format all documents using the APA Style.

 


 


 


 

Use feedback to shape and revise the paper.

 


 

Milestones

 

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In Week 5 you will choose a topic for writing your project. You will create a Project Proposal and

 

Preliminary Formal Outline for the project to submit in the Drobpox at the end of Week 5. This is

 

worth 50 points.

 

The Rough Draft of the project is due at the end of Week 6 in the Dropbox. In addition, the rough

 

draft should be posted to the Peer Review discussion thread. Each student should complete two

 

peer reviews using the peer evaluation form and post them to the discussion thread. The draft and

 

peer reviews are worth 50 points.

 

The Final Draft, incorporating revisions suggested by your instructor and your peers, is due at the

 

end of Week 7 in the Dropbox. The draft is worth 100 points and should be three to five pages, in

 

APA format including title page, abstract, and references list.

 

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For

 

instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial

 

Dropbox Tutorial.

 

See the Syllabus section "Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date information.

 

Grading Rubrics

 

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Category

 


 

Points

 


 

%

 


 

Description

 


 

Proposal

 


 

15

 


 

30

 


 

A clear account of the proposed project

 


 

Outline

 


 

15

 


 

30

 


 

A correctly formatted outline of the proposed project

 


 

Organization

 

and

 

Cohesiveness

 


 

5

 


 

10

 


 

Proposal uses correct paragraphing and APA style;

 

outline uses sentences and follows a clear pattern

 

of development.

 


 

Editing

 


 

5

 


 

10

 


 

Proposal is free of grammatical, typographic, and

 


 

spelling errors.

 


 

Content

 


 

10

 


 

20

 


 

The proposal describes a college-level idea for an

 

argumentative research paper.

 


 

Total

 


 

50

 


 

100

 


 

A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above

 

requirements.

 


 

Category

 


 

Points

 


 

%

 


 

Description

 


 

First Draft

 


 

10

 


 

50

 


 

A complete draft was submitted to both the Dropbox

 

and the Peer Review discussion thread

 


 

Documentation

 

and Formatting

 


 

10

 


 

50

 


 

The draft follows APA form including title page,

 

abstract, citations, and references. The document

 

has at least five high quality sources.

 


 

Total

 


 

20

 


 

100

 


 

A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above

 

requirements.

 


 

Points

 


 

%

 


 

Description

 


 

Peer Reviews

 


 

10

 


 

33

 


 

Student has completed one review of another

 

student?s essay using the peer review forms.

 


 

Documentation

 

and Formatting

 


 

10

 


 

33

 


 

The peer review includes substantial commentary

 

and suggestions regarding the essays? grammar,

 

usage, and punctuation.

 


 

Category

 


 

Organization

 

and

 

Cohesiveness

 


 

10

 


 

33

 


 

The peer review includes substantial commentary

 

and suggestions regarding the essays? content.

 


 

Total

 


 

30

 


 

100

 


 

A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above

 

requirements.

 


 

Category

 


 

Points

 


 

%

 


 

Description

 


 

Final Draft

 


 

5

 


 

5

 


 

The draft was submitted on time, and meets the

 

minimum requirements for the assignment

 


 

Documentation

 

and Formatting

 


 

5

 


 

5

 


 

The draft follows correct APA format including a title

 

page, abstract, citations, and references. The

 

document has at least five high quality sources.

 


 

Organization

 

and

 

Cohesiveness

 


 

20

 


 

20

 


 

The essay follows a clear argumentative pattern.

 

Paragraphs are fully developed and unified. The

 

writer has used transitions.

 


 

Editing

 


 

10

 


 

10

 


 

The essay is free of errors in grammar, spelling,

 

usage, and punctuation.

 


 

Content

 


 

60

 


 

60

 


 

The essay makes a coherent, relevant argument.

 

The essay contains specific evidence, and thorough

 

analysis of the issue. The introduction and

 

conclusion are effective.

 


 

Total

 


 

100

 


 

100

 


 

A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above

 

requirements.

 


 

Best Practices

 

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Select several variations on your topic and check to see if there are enough articles and/or

 

book chapters about the topic to complete the assignment.

 


 


 


 

Read the materials and take notes.

 


 


 


 

Discuss your findings in the Proposal.

 


 


 


 

When in doubt, ask for your instructor's opinion or approval.

 


 

 


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