Topics for Assignment 3
Here is a set of criteria that will form the basis for evaluating written assignments:
Substance ( 75 marks)
•The research paper provides evidence of critical thinking and analysis as well as synthesis of researched information throughout, and presents a logical and persuasive argument.
•Research sources are relevant, current, and credible. They are clearly documented in the paper.
•The introduction offers a sense of direction for the paper and presents a clear thesis statement to the reader.
•The body develops the necessary aspects of the main idea and provides examples, support, or illustration for each aspect of the main idea.
•The conclusion summarizes the main points and ties them to the thesis; it also presents an impact statement and/or suggests direction for future research.
Writing Style and Format ( 25 marks)
•Paragraphs are unified, developed, and coherent, with transitions between ideas.
•Sentences are grammatically correct; words are chosen for accuracy and impact.
•The writing follows the conventions of spelling and mechanics (punctuation, etc.).
•The format follows the APA documentation style accurately and consistently.