Position Paper

Apr 17th, 2014
Sigchi4life
Category:
Writing
Price: $70 USD

Question description

Total Possible Score: 30.00

Introduction with Thesis Statement

Total: 3.00

Distinguished - Introduction paragraph is engaging and clearly introduces the topic. Thesis statement is focused and succinct, and clearly identifies the writer’s position.

Proficient - Introduction paragraph clearly introduces the topic. Some relevant details may be missing. Thesis statement is succinct and identifies the writer’s position.

Basic - Introduction paragraph briefly introduces topic, but many relevant details are missing. Thesis statement is present, but may not be succinct and may not clearly identify the writer’s position.

Below Expectations - The topic is difficult to determine from the introduction paragraph. Thesis statement is unclear, is not present, or does not identify the writer’s position.

Non-Performance - The introduction with thesis statement is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Critical Thought & Support

Total: 10.00

Distinguished - Ideas are complex and stimulating and show original thinking, strong intellectual impact, and in-depth analysis. Credible outside sources are smoothly integrated and effectively used to support writer’s position.

Proficient - Ideas are somewhat original and are well thought out and competently analyzed. Some relevant details may be missing. Credible outside sources are used to support writer’s position and may or may not be smoothly integrated.

Basic - Ideas are not original but are clear, adequately analyzed, and investigated. Many relevant details may be missing. Some outside sources are used to support writer’s position.

Below Expectations - Ideas have little depth or analysis. Many relevant details are missing. Outside sources may not be used to support writer’s position.

Non-Performance - The critical thought & support is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Opposing Views

Total: 5.00

Distinguished - Readers’ opposing views, arguments, and questions are effectively acknowledged and thoroughly addressed.

Proficient - Readers’ opposing views, arguments, and questions are acknowledged and addressed. Some relevant details may be missing.

Basic - Readers’ opposing views, arguments, and questions are acknowledged; however, they are not fully addressed. Many relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Readers’ opposing views, arguments, and questions are acknowledged, but they are not addressed.

Non-Performance - The acknowledgement and addressing of opposing views is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Conclusion

Total: 2.00

Distinguished - Conclusion paragraph effectively reaffirms thesis, enhances the impact of the position, and provides finality.

Proficient - Conclusion paragraph proficiently reaffirms thesis, enhances the impact of the position, and provides finality.

Basic - Conclusion paragraph reaffirms thesis, but may not enhance the impact of the position or provide finality.

Below Expectations - Conclusion paragraph does not reaffirm thesis.

Non-Performance - The conclusion paragraph is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Critical Thinking: Evidence

Total: 1.25

Distinguished - Employs persuasive information from credible sources to develop an ample analysis or synthesis of the topic. Viewpoints of experts are scrutinized thoroughly.

Proficient - Employs applicable information from credible sources to develop an analysis of the topic.

Basic - Identifies applicable information from credible sources, but may neglect the application of such information toward the analysis of the topic.

Below Expectations - Displays information from external sources, but such information may lack credibility and/or relevance. Neglects the application of such information toward the analysis of the topic.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Critical Thinking: Student’s Position

Total: 1.25

Distinguished - Specific position is inventive, considering the intricate ideas of an issue. Limits of position are recognized. Other viewpoints are synthesized within position.

Proficient - Specific position is adequate, considering some of the complexities of an issue. Limits of position are recognized.
Other viewpoints are synthesized within position.

Basic - Specific position is adequate, considering the intricate ideas of an issue. Limits of position are recognized but are not synthesized within position.

Below Expectations - Specific position lacks inventiveness and insufficiently considers the intricate ideas of an issue. Limits of position are overlooked. Other viewpoints are not recognized within position.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Context of and Purpose for Writing

Total: 1.25

Distinguished - Demonstrates methodical application of organization and presentation of content. The purpose of the writing is evident and easy to understand. Summaries, quotes, and/or paraphrases fit naturally into the sentences and paragraphs. Paper flows smoothly.

Proficient - Demonstrates sufficient application of organization and presentation of content. The purpose of the writing is, for the most part, clear and easy to understand. There are some problems with the blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper flows somewhat smoothly.

Basic - Demonstrates a limited understanding of organization and presentation of content in written work. The purpose of the writing is somewhat evident, but may not be integrated throughout the assignment. There are many problems with the blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper does not flow smoothly in all sections.

Below Expectations - Organization and presentation of content is extremely limited. The purpose of the writing is unclear. There is little or no blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper does not flow smoothly when read.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Content Development

Total: 1.25

Distinguished - Uses appropriate, pertinent, and persuasive content to discover and develop sophisticated ideas within the context of the discipline, shaping the work as a whole.

Proficient - Uses appropriate and pertinent content to discover ideas within the context of the discipline, shaping the work as a whole.

Basic - Uses appropriate and pertinent content, but does not apply it toward discovering or developing ideas. Overall, content assists in shaping the written work.

Below Expectations - Uses content, though it may be unrelated or inappropriate to the topic. Content does not contribute toward the development of the written work, and may distract the reader from its purpose.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 1.25

Distinguished - Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient - Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic - Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations - Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

APA Formatting

Total: 1.25

Distinguished - Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient - Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic - Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations - Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Page Requirement

Total: 1.25

Distinguished - The paper meets the specific page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Proficient - The paper closely meets the page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Basic - The paper meets over half of the page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Below Expectations - A fraction of the page requirement is completed.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Resource Requirement

Total: 1.25

Distinguished - Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient - Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic - Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations - Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

It is a position paper worth 30points  Is Global Warming a Problem, If So, What Can we do about it?  Needs to be eight to ten pages

This is what I have so far,

Global Warming is explained as an surge in the average temperature of the earth’s atmosphere. Global Warming is an environmental issue that concerns scientists, and governmental officials worldwide. Increasing humans, vehicles, and electricity have put our earth in a position where we do not know the outcome of our mistakes. Many scientists agree this situation has escalated within the past decades. Studies show that fossil fuels have increased in the atmosphere. The Earth’s natural cycle has been interrupted which affects the climate, land, ocean and every living thing. Animals of the land, and ocean are migrating towards cooler temperatures. Humans did not do this intentionally, but because of the outcome of man-made machines, it is time to redirect our priorities. “A study by the British government concluded that the long-term cost of ignoring the problem could be as great as the two World Wars and the Depression added together” (2007-10-24 (segment 001, 2007).

Since the industrial revolution machines have dominated the world forever changing the climate. Man-made machines like trains, factories, and automobiles have required the use of fossil fuels. [img width="20" height="20" alt="Page semi-protected" src="data:image/png;base64,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" border="0" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_2">Some scientists are skeptical about global warming as they believe the earth goes through warming and cooling periods, but the alteration of the earth can have consequential changes.

The earth is known for natural cycles, but according to studies humans have increased the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by more than a third. Changes this large have historically taken thousands of years, but are now happening over the course of decades. The earth has been changing for millions of years, but within the last hundred it is no surprise the more humans there are the world population estimated at “316, 128,839 ”(U.S. Census Bureau). The more fossil fuels will be used. Automobiles, factories, and electricity “have spewed billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and these gases causes temperatures to rise between o.6

References:

Hassol , S. J. (2002). Teachers Guide on Climate Change and Global Warming. Retrieved April 14, 2014, from hdgc.epp.cmu.edu/teachersguide/teachersguide.htm

Prothero D. How We Know Global Warming is Real and Human Caused. Skeptic [serial online]. March 2012;17(2) 14-22. Available from; Academic Search Premier, Ipswich, MA. Accessed April 16, 2014

2007-10-24 (segment 001) (2007). . Toronto: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/190732683?accountid=32521

USA QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. (n.d.). Retrieved April 16, 2014, from quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html


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