Monday, November 26, 2012

Research Paper Unit Assignment


Name:
Composition
Ms. Hoffmann
Date:
Research Paper Unit Assignment

Goals:
-Write arguments to support claims using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence
-Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
-Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Instructions:
-Using the steps that we have taken in class to help you, complete your research paper (4-6pp.)
-Use the grading criteria as a checklist to make sure that you hand in everything

Grading Criteria:
-Research Paper is
·        Between 4 and 6 pages in length (15 pts)
·         Accompanied by at least 60 note cards (15 pts)
o   If you did not hand these in before, you need to hand them in now
§  Some points will be deducted from your preparedness score
o   If you already handed them in, hand them in again
·        Accompanied by an outline, which it follows (10 pts)
o   Some changes in order are okay
o   It should be obvious that you used the research paper in some way
·         Accompanied by a draft that is clearly marked with edits (10 pts)
·         In MLA Format (20 pts)
·         Works Cited page follows MLA format (This does not count towards the page count!!)
·         In-text citations are used properly
·         You do not need to hand in your MLA cards!
o   You should have copied what you wrote in the works cited page
·         In line with academic conventions (20 pts)
o   There is no use of “I”
o   The paper has a thesis
o   The paper flows from point to point and is focused on this thesis
o   Paragraph divisions are logical
o   Paper is developed enough to make sense and to make a convincing argument
-Writing is clear and polished.  It follows the conventions of Standard English (15 pts)

Total:  _______/  105 pts
Due Date: Monday, December 10th

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