The following is the grading criteria rubric for the Research Papers:
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Word Count: 1500-2000
Guidelines: Discussions provide the best opportunity of the three assessment elements (papers, quizzes, and discussions) to interact within teh class. The interaction is based primarily on students' reading and research. While it is fun and easy to just "give your opinion", this is not the design of the Discussion Boards. Discussions are an academic activity designed to exchange information disc overed by reading the text(s) and research.
NOTE: When students post the primary response, they should put only their last name in the Subject Box. This expedites grading.
Discussion Requirements: Discussion Boards require reading (text) and outside (of the text) research. While students' opinions are respected and valued, the discussion is designed for students to find scholarly support for their opinion. This is mandatory for the student who wants the "A". See grading criteria below.
Discussion Sources: As with the research papers, certain sources can assist students in research, but do not qualify for Works-Cited. Therefore, students will not receive credit for the following:
Discussion Board Grading Criteria: Grades are earned! Ask the instructo if you don't understand the guidelines.
Discussion Board Percentages: The primary response is worth 65% of the module grade and the secondary responses are worth 35%. This is to encourage a more substantive primary response but still put weight on the discussions (secondary response). These grades include the possibility of a + or - within the category.
The student is responsible to meet all reading and writing assignment according to the schedule given below. Every module will have a discussion assignment and an exam. In addition, there will be two research papers.
All modules have an exam covering the required reading in the textbook and other assigned readings. The purpose of these questions is to help students assess how well they have done the reading assignments and understand the material. Once the student begins the quiz, he or she will have two hours to answer three essay questions.
When preparing and writing the research papers, students must be attentive to the following basic requirements. It is imperative that students read and follow these guidelines to ensure a good grade.
Students will write a research paper in Module 3 and 7. Before starting the paper, students should carefully read all of the following information regarding the requirements.
When preparing and writing research paper, students must be attentive to the following basic requirements. There is a Research Paper Guidelines link in the Course Home menu and on the research paper assignment page in the Modules 3 and 7. It is imperative that students read and follow these guidelines to ensure a good grade. Included in the guidelines is a Research Paper Self-Assessment Checklist to assist students in evaluating the quality of the paper before submitting it for grading. The Research Paper Self-Assessment Checklist items are also listed below.
While research is vital, so is the proper accounting for that research. All students must use MLA guidelines for the papers. For a sample of a correctly formatted paper, please see the following: