No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide. You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course. Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in an assessment, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the assessment. A. Write an original and cohesive argumentative research paper (suggested length of 8–10 pages). 1. Provide an effective introduction. 2. Provide an appropriate thesis statement that previews two to four main points. 3. Develop each of the previewed main points in effective paragraphs with support from a variety of sources. 4. Provide an effective conclusion. B. Incorporate seven academically credible sources in your paper. Note: More than seven sources may be used but are not required. C. Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized. Note: Refer to Appendix B, linked below, for assistance with referencing guidelines. D. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission. File Restrictions File name may contain only letters, numbers, spaces, and these symbols: ! – _ . * ‘ ( ) File size limit: 200 MB File types allowed: doc, docx, rtf, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, odt, pdf, txt, qt, mov, mpg, avi, mp3, wav, mp4, wma, flv, asf, mpeg, wmv, m4v, svg, tif, tiff, jpeg, jpg, gif, png, zip, rar, tar, 7z RUBRIC A:RESEARCH PAPER NOT EVIDENT The submission is not in essay format and does not present an original argumentative research paper. APPROACHING COMPETENCE The submission is not in essay format or does not present an original argumentative research paper. COMPETENT The submission is in essay format and presents an original argumentative research paper. A1:INTRODUCTION NOT EVIDENT The paper’s introduction is not provided. APPROACHING COMPETENCE The paper’s introduction does not effectively provide context for the proceeding paper content. COMPETENT The paper’s introduction effectively provides context for the proceeding paper content. A2:THESIS STATEMENT NOT EVIDENT The paper’s thesis statement is not provided. APPROACHING COMPETENCE The paper’s thesis statement does not preview the paper’s 2 to 4 main points, or the thesis statement does not present an appropriate argumentative subject for the paper. COMPETENT The paper’s thesis statement previews the paper’s 2 to 4 main points and presents an appropriate argumentative subject for the paper. A3:MAIN POINTS NOT EVIDENT The paper’s main points are not provided. APPROACHING COMPETENCE The paper’s main points are not effectively developed, or the main points are not each logically supported by more than one source. COMPETENT The paper’s main points are effectively developed, and each of the main points is logically supported by more than one source. A4:CONCLUSION NOT EVIDENT The paper’s conclusion is not provided. APPROACHING COMPETENCE The paper’s conclusion does not effectively summarize the paper’s content, or the paper’s conclusion does not effectively end the paper. COMPETENT The paper’s conclusion effectively summarizes and ends the paper’s content. B:INCORPORATION OF SOURCES NOT EVIDENT The paper does not include 7 sources. APPROACHING COMPETENCE The paper’s 7 sources include one or more sources that are not academically credible, or the paper’s 7 sources include one or more sources that are not logically incorporated into the paper. COMPETENT The paper logically incorporates 7 academically credible sources. C:APA SOURCES NOT EVIDENT The submission does not include in-text citations and references according to APA style for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized. APPROACHING COMPETENCE The submission includes in-text citations and references for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized but does not demonstrate a consistent application of APA style. COMPETENT The submission includes in-text citations and references for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized and demonstrates a consistent application of APA style. D:PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION NOT EVIDENT Content is unstructured, is disjointed, or contains pervasive errors in mechanics, usage, or grammar. Vocabulary or tone is unprofessional or distracts from the topic. APPROACHING COMPETENCE Content is poorly organized, is difficult to follow, or contains errors in mechanics, usage, or grammar that cause confusion. Terminology is misused or ineffective. COMPETENT Content reflects attention to detail, is organized, and focuses on the main ideas as prescribed in the task or chosen by the candidate. Terminology is pertinent, is used correctly, and effectively conveys the intended meaning. Mechanics, usage, and grammar promote accurate interpretation and understanding. WEB LINKS Appendbcqix B: APA Format Topic Ideas
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