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Ethics: Position Paper #1

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Rubric Code: ZX86433
Opinion paper; select argument and prove; counter arguments
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Types: Exam   Homework   Project   Presentation   Assignment   Writing   (Other)  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate

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  Poor
5 pts
Fair
10 pts
Good
15 pts
Excellent
20 pts
Organization
30 pts
Did you have an organized argument that is clear and easy to follow?
Poor

- Organization and structure detract from the message of the writer.

- Body Paragraphs are out of order.

- Paragraphs unorganized and lack transition of thoughts.
Fair

- Paper is not easy to follow.

- Body paragraphs are in order.

- Paragraph transitions need improvement.
Good

- Paper is clear and easy to follow.

- Body paragraphs are in order.

- Paragraph transitions are present.
Excellent

-Paper is clear and easy to follow.

- Paragraph transitions are logical and maintain the flow of thought throughout the paper.
Structure
15 pts
Do you have a clear thesis? Does each paragraph have a topic sentence that can be readily tied to the previous paragraph and the overall argument?
Poor

- Paper lacks many elements of correct formatting.

- Paper lacks thesis, topic sentences, and quotes.

- Paper lacks citation. (Plagiarism results in an automatic 0 on the paper and administration will be notified.)

- Paper is inadequate/excessive in length.
Fair

- Paper follows most guidelines.

- Paper has thesis, but no topic sentences, and few quotes.

- paper has few citations.

- Paper is over/ under word length.
Good

- Paper follows designated guidelines.

- Paper is the appropriate length as described for the assignment.

- Paper has a clear thesis, topic sentences, and many supporting quotes.

- All citations are present.

-Format is good.
Excellent

- Paper follows all designated guidelines.

- Paper is the appropriate length as described for the assignment.

- Paper has elaborate thesis, well constructed topic sentences, and all supporting several quotes.

- All citations are present and correct.

-Format enhances readability of paper.
Thoughts/Understanding
35 pts
Have you defended your thesis using credible, balanced research? Have you addressed potential counter arguments?
Poor

- Paper did not address the assignment.

- Few major points.

- Thoughts were vague and unclear.

- There was no explanation or elaboration.
Fair

- Paper addresses the assignment.

- Some major thoughts.

- Points are supported.

- Some explanation of support.
Good

- Paper addresses the assignment.

- Major points are stated clearly.

- Points are well supported.

- Explanations of support clearly prove thesis.
Excellent

- Paper addresses the assignment.

- All major points are stated clearly and elaborately.

- Counter arguments are addressed

- Explanations of support clearly, locally, prove thesis.
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling
10 pts
How did you deliver your presentation?
Poor

- Paper contains numerous grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.

- Language uses jargon, cliches, or conversational tone.
Fair

- Paper contains few grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.

- Language lacks clarity or includes the use of some jargon, cliches, or conversational tone.
Good

- Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed with minor errors.

-Spelling is correct.
Excellent

- Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed; spelling is correct.

- Language is clear and precise; sentences display consistently strong, varied structure.
Format
10 pts
Layout and Citations.

Did you follow APA guidelines?
Poor

-Formatting Instructions were completely ignored.

-No works cited page.

-No Citations.
Fair

-Citations and/or Works Cited page present but not formatted properly.

-Formatting instruction only partially followed.
Good

-Citations and/or Works Cited page mostly present and formatted properly.

-Formatting instruction only partially followed.
Excellent

-Format was exactly as requested.

-Citation was done properly.

-Works cited page complete and formatted properly.



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