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Assignment

This assignment is a comprehensive revision of your first essay that must include additional outside information that you have found from a variety of academic and popular sources.  

The goal for the second major essay is to show your ability to utilize feedback for the purpose of effective revision; you will have an opportunity to conference with the instructor for specific recommendations. This is very similar to what academics must do in real life; they submit their writing to a set of peers and revise based on written feedback.

One of the major goals of the course is to practice finding appropriate outside sources to support your thinking. In the first essay, you utilized the articles provided in the textbook to report what they say and support your own I say. An aspect of this assignment is to find additional outside sources to further support your I say ideas.

Research requirements:

  • Find 3-5 additional sources
  • Mix of popular and academic sources
  • Challenge yourself to find additional multiple media sources (video, podcast, TV show, etc.)
  • Utilize the CRAAP worksheet to evaluate each source (separately assessed)

Requirements

  • Due Friday at 11:59 PM EST
  • MLA citation format
  • 4-7 pages in length
  • Addresses the question and adds to the academic conversation (as described in the rubric)
  • Integrated in-text citations with corresponding works cited page
  • Includes additional information from independent research

Rubric

Essay #2 RubricEssay #2 RubricCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClaim and Main PointsHow well did integrate what they say and add your own I say?20.0 to >18.0 ptsExcellentWriter summarizes and explains the arguments presented by the articles without error or confusion; makes a well-supported opinion on the topic; supports their opinion very well with source material18.0 to >16.0 ptsProficientWriter summarizes and explains articles’ argument well; states their opinion; supports their opinion with source material but source information is sometimes disconnected or inadequately explained16.0 to >14.0 ptsSatisfactoryWriter summarizes and explains the articles with some confusion; opinion is somewhat unclear or indistinct; little to no support for claim and/or may not be researched support14.0 to >12.0 ptsNeeds ImprovementWriter mentions argument from the articles without summary or explanation; opinion is either missing or incomprehensible; support for claim is either disconnected, unresearched, or confusing12.0 to >0 ptsNot EvidentWriter fails to mention the argument presented in articles; fails to make an opinion on the topic; essay is disconnected and/or does not address the prompt20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization20.0 to >18.0 ptsExcellentLogical, compelling progression of ideas in essay; clear structure; organization flows so smoothly the reader hardly thinks about it; effective, mature, graceful transitions18.0 to >16.0 ptsProficientOverall, the paper is logically developed; progression of ideas in essay makes sense and moves the reader easily through the text; transitions exist throughout and add to the essay’s coherence16.0 to >14.0 ptsSatisfactoryProgression of ideas is awkward yet moves the reader through the text without too much confusion; the writer sometimes lunges ahead too quickly or spends too much time on details that do not matter; transitions appear sporadically14.0 to >12.0 ptsNeeds ImprovementSome sense of organization but ideas, details, or events seem strung together in a loose or random fashion; lots of repetition and/or tangents; very few transitions used12.0 to >0 ptsNot EvidentArrangement is unclear and illogical; lacks a clear sense of direction; there is no identifiable internal structure; readers have trouble following the writer’s line of thought; no transitions present20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSource Material and Citations (in-text and works cited)“collaborate in communication of readers and writers”20.0 to >18.0 ptsExcellentSource material is smoothly integrated into the text. All sources are accurately documented in the correct MLA format both in the text and on the Works Cited page. Source requirements are all met.18.0 to >16.0 ptsProficientSource material is used. All sources are documented, but some are not in the correct MLA format. Some sources lack credibility. One source requirement not met.16.0 to >14.0 ptsSatisfactorySource material is used, but integration may be awkward. All sources are accurately documented, but many are not in the correct MLA format or lack credibility. Two source requirements not met.14.0 to >12.0 ptsNeeds ImprovementLacks sources and/or sources are not accurately documented. Format is incorrect for all sources. Three source requirements not met.12.0 to >0 ptsNot EvidentNo source information is used. No additionally researched information was integrated into the text.20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar & Mechanics“increase your control of situation-appropriate conventions in writing”20.0 to >18.0 ptsExcellentDemonstrates a high level of proficiency in grammar and mechanics; mostly error-free Effectively and comprehensively revised based on feedback; errors did not carry over from essay #118.0 to >16.0 ptsProficientDemonstrates proficiency in grammar and mechanics; some errors but they do not affect comprehension Revisions were somewhat superficial; revised from essay #1; some errors from essay #1 remain16.0 to >14.0 ptsSatisfactoryUsually demonstrates proficiency in grammar and mechanics; some errors may affect comprehension. Revised somewhat; did not effectively incorporate feedback; some errors from essay #1 remain14.0 to >12.0 ptsNeeds ImprovementInconsistently demonstrates proficiency in grammar and mechanics; errors affect comprehension12.0 to >0 ptsNot EvidentGrammar and mechanics are deficient – errors greatly affect comprehension Little to no revisions made20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssignment Requirements20.0 to >18.0 ptsExcellent4-7 pages in length; utilized source material from the articles; integrated additional researched material; outside sources from academic and popular sources; utilized CRAAP worksheets to evaluate all sources18.0 to >16.0 ptsProficientOne requirement not met: 4-7 pages in length; utilized source material from the articles; integrated additional researched material; outside sources from academic and popular sources; utilized CRAAP worksheets to evaluate all sources16.0 to >14.0 ptsSatisfactoryTwo requirements not met: 4-7 pages in length; utilized source material from the articles; integrated additional researched material; outside sources from academic and popular sources; utilized CRAAP worksheets to evaluate all sources14.0 to >12.0 ptsNeeds ImprovementThree requirements not met: 4-7 pages in length; utilized source material from the articles; integrated additional researched material; outside sources from academic and popular sources; utilized CRAAP worksheets to evaluate all sources12.0 to >0 ptsNot EvidentNo requirements met20.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0PreviousNext
 

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