Assignment 3: Persuasive Paper Part 1: A Problem Exists

Feb 5th, 2015
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Assignment 3: Persuasive Paper Part 1: A Problem Exists  
Due Week 5 and worth 150 points  

Using your thesis statement and research, present the problem that needs to be addressed with your proposed solution. Note: Your solution, advantages, and challenges, will be in Parts 2 and 3.

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Provide an appropriate title and an interesting opening paragraph to appeal to your stated audience (appeal with logic, ethics, or emotion). 
  2. Include a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph. (Revised from Assignment 2)
  3. Describe the history and status of the issue and provide an overview of the problem(s) that need to be addressed. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
  4. Explain the first problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and provide support for your claims. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
  5. Explain the second problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.). and provide support for your claims. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
  6. Explain the third problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and provide support for your claims. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
  7. Provide a concluding paragraph that summarizes the stated problems and promises a solution. 
  8. Develop a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
  9. Use effective transitional words, phrases, and sentences throughout the paper.
  10. Support claims with at least three (3) quality, relevant references. Use credible, academic sources available through Strayer University’s Resource Center. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. 

Note: Submit your assignment to the designated plagiarism program so that you can make revisions before submitting your paper to your professor. 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement. 
  • Recognize the use of summary, paraphrasing, and quotation to communicate the main points of a text.
  • Analyze the rhetorical strategies of ethos, pathos, logos in writing samples and for incorporation into essays or presentations.
  • Prepare a research project that supports an argument with structure and format appropriate to the genre.
  • Recognize how to organize ideas with transitional words, phrases, and sentences.
  • Incorporate relevant, properly documented sources to substantiate ideas.
  • Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics.  
  • Use technology and information resources to research selected issues for this course.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.


Points: 150

Assignment 3: Persuasive Paper Part 1: A Problem Exists

Criteria

 

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

 

Fair

70-79% C

 

Proficient

80-89% B

 

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Provide an appropriate title and an interesting opening paragraph to appeal to your stated audience (appeal with logic, ethics, or emotion).

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely provided an appropriate title and an interesting opening paragraph to appeal to your stated audience.

Insufficiently provided an appropriate title and an interesting opening paragraph to appeal to your stated audience.

Partially provided an appropriate title and an interesting opening paragraph to appeal to your stated audience.

Satisfactorily provided an appropriate title and an interesting opening paragraph to appeal to your stated audience.

Thoroughly provided an appropriate title and an interesting opening paragraph to appeal to your stated audience.

2. Included a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph. (Revised from Assignment 2)
Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely included a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph, revised from Assignment 2.

Insufficiently included a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph, revised from Assignment 2.

 Partially included a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph, revised from Assignment 2.

Satisfactorily included a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph, revised from Assignment 2.

Thoroughly included a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph, revised from Assignment 2.

3. Describe the history and status of the issue and provide an overview of the problem(s) that need to be addressed. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.

Weight:5%

Did not submit or incompletely described, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the history and status of the issue paragraphs and did not submit or incompletely provided an overview of the problem(s) that need to be addressed.

Insufficiently described, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the history and status of the issue and insufficiently provided an overview of the problem(s) that need to be addressed.

Partially described, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the history and status of the issue and partially provided an overview of the problem(s) that need to be addressed..

Satisfactorily described, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the history and status of the issue and satisfactorily provided an overview of the problem(s) that need to be addressed.

Thoroughly described, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs the history and status of the issue and thoroughly provided an overview of the problem(s) that need to be addressed.

4. Explain the first problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and provide support for your claims. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.

Weight:10%

Did not submit or incompletely explained, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs,  the first problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and did not submit or incompletely provided support for your claims.

Insufficiently explained, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the first problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and insufficiently provided support for your claims.

Partially explained, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the first problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and partially provided support for your claims.

Satisfactorily explained, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the first problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and satisfactorily provided support for your claims.

Thoroughly explained, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the first problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and thoroughly provided support for your claims.

5. Explain the second problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and provide support for your claims. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.

Weight:10%

Did not submit or incompletely explained, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the second problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and did not submit or incompletely provided support for your claims.

Insufficiently explained, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the second problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and insufficiently provided support for your claims.

Partially explained, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the second problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and partially provided support for your claims.

Satisfactorily explained, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the second problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and satisfactorily provided support for your claims.

Thoroughly explained, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the second problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and thoroughly provided support for your claims.

6. Explain the third problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and provide support for your claims. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.

Weight:10%

Did not submit or incompletely explained, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the third problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and did not submit or incompletely provided support for your claims.

Insufficiently explained, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the third problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and insufficiently provided support for your claims.

Partially explained, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the third problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and partially provided support for your claims.

Satisfactorily explained, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the third problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and satisfactorily provided support for your claims.

Thoroughly explained, in one or two (1-2) paragraphs, the third problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and thoroughly provided support for your claims.

7. Provide a concluding paragraph that summarizes the stated problems and promises a solution.

Weight:10%

Did not submit or incompletely provided a concluding paragraph that summarizes the stated problems and promises a solution.

Insufficiently provided a concluding paragraph that summarizes the stated problems and promises a solution.

Partially provided a concluding paragraph that summarizes the stated problems and promises a solution.

Satisfactorily provided a concluding paragraph that summarizes the stated problems and promises a solution.

Thoroughly provided a concluding paragraph that summarizes the stated problems and promises a solution.

8. Develop a coherently structured paper with transitional words, phrases, and sentences. an introduction, body, and conclusion.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely

developed a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

Insufficiently developed a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

Partially developed a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

Satisfactorily developed a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

Thoroughly developed a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

9. Support claims with at least three (3) quality, relevant references.

Weight: 10%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; most references high quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

10. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 25%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present


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