For each of
the papers, students should clearly identify their topics and present their
personal viewpoints or perspectives; however, students must also present a
factual basis for those viewpoints (as opposed to an opinion paper). All
references supporting the factual basis must be properly cited to the original
sources in accordance with APA guidelines. All papers must be the work of the
individual student – these are not group assignments. Papers will be submitted
to the Dropbox and posted to their respective Discussion Boards no later than
Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT of the modules in which they are assigned. (These
Dropbox baskets are linked to Turnitin.)
The paper will be evaluated based
on the following criteria (see the rubric on the next page for the scoring
How extensively does the paper develop the issue? Does the student show depth
and understanding of the subject, or is the analysis superficial? Does the
paper clearly identify its focus and logically analyze and discuss the topic?
quality: Does the assignment meet acceptable college level standards with
respect to form and substance? Are the ideas presented in a clear, concise
manner? Are there numerous typographical, spelling, or grammatical errors?
(Each such error deducts points off the grade).
Do not quote or cut and paste information to develop or write your
paper. Use your own words and summarize.
Papers with over 20% of content
from other sources will not be accepted.