Essay regarding legal issue of the first amendment in school

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Question Description

You have a standard practice of displaying all student work in your classroom. Recently, you assigned students to write any essay and submit a pictorial depiction on the person they considered to be their hero. One of your students submitted an essay on Jesus and a drawing of the Last Supper.

In a 500-750-essay, discuss any legal issues regarding the grading of your student’s essay and whether you could display the student’s work. How does the First Amendment apply to this situation?

Include at least five references in your essay. At least three of the five references should cite U.S. Supreme Court cases.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

First Amendment: Religion and Education

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100.0 %Category

20.0 %Situation Context

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Essay has little or nothing to do with the situation presented in the assignment description.

Inadequate description of the situation presented in the assignment description. Essay is overly simplistic, and few details are given.

Clear description regarding the situation presented in the assignment description is included along with an explanation of some legal issues and what you would do in the situation presented.

Thorough description regarding the situation presented in the assignment description is included along with a clear explanation of any legal issues and how each of the legal issues mentioned would affect your decision in the situation presented.

40.0 %Application of First Amendment

No submission.

Includes very little information about the First Amendment.

Includes vague references to the First Amendment. Application of First Amendment to situation is lacking detail and clarity.

Adequately describes how the First Amendment applies to this situation.

Clearly and realistically describes how the First Amendment applies to this situation.

15.0 %Organization

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Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. Argument is illogical. Conclusion does not support the claims made.

Purpose statement is vague, and claims do not thoroughly support it. Argument and conclusion are orderly, but present unconvincing justification of claims.

Purpose statement and conclusion are clear. Argument shows logical progression. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion.

Purpose statement and related conclusion are clear and convincing. Information is well-organized and logical. Argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner.

10.0 %Research Citations

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Reference page includes errors and/or inconsistently used citations. Sources are not credible.

Reference page lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriate and documented, although errors are present.

In-text citations have few errors. References used are reliable, and reference page lists all cited sources with few errors.

In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. Sources are credible. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.

10.0 %Mechanics

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Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistent language and/or word choice are present. Sentence structure is lacking.

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech, as well as some practice and content-related language.

Submission is nearly/completely free of mechanical errors and has a clear, logical conceptual framework. Word choice reflects well-developed use of practice and content-related language. Sentence structures are varied and engaging.

5.0 %Paper Format: APA Style

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Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.

Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.

Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

100 %Total Weightage

Tutor Answer

School: Rice University




Religion in Schools


Religion in Schools

The issue of religion in schools in the United States of America has always been a heated
debate over the past few years. Some people argue that there is nothing wrong with one
expressing their religious beliefs in school but to critics this is seen as coercing other students
to join in one’s religion. In essence, this has become a sensitive issue, mostly for teachers,
because they have to go through their instruction to ensure that it is free from any religious
innuendo. Prayer is the most commonly debated issue in regards to matters religion in school
(Religion at school, n.d.). This paper looks at an instance where I asked students to prepare a
paper on a person they consider their hero and one of them handed in...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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