Planning sheet for the Evaluation Argument
Assignment ID Number AFFGEHU83939HD Type of Document Essay Writing Format APA/MLA/Harvard Academic Level Masters/University References/Sources 4 References
Planning sheet for the Evaluation Argument
Planning sheet for the Evaluation Argument
- Selected Topic (broad) based on an evaluative question:
-Is environmental conservation to protect animals or national landmarks in the best interest of the American public?
- Narrowed Topic:
-Conservation of Wolves
- From your narrowed topic, select a compelling ISSUE:
-Should wolves be protected?
- Why is your ISSUE problematic?
– When wolves are decreased, the balance of ecosystem gets disturbed and there is no protection against climate change because wolves help in that. Similarly, wolf tourism becomes economic bane.
- Why is your ISSUE controversial?
– When wolves die, animal like deer and elk can survive. Wolves’ meat can feed more animals than hunting by humans. And when they die, soil becomes fertile.
- What is your EVALUATION CLAIM?
-Wolves should be preserved by hook or by crook.
- List BOTH of your EVLAUATIVE CRITERIA:
(1) Ecosystem balance
(2) Endangered species/ Natural beauty/ Economic boon
CONSTRUCTING YOUR ARGUMENT
- List REASONS why your issue claim Does or Does Not meet CRITERION 1:
- If the number of wolves decreases, elk and deer will increase and the whole cycle of food chain is misbalanced.
- List REASONS why your issue claim Does or Does Not meet CRITERION 2:
- When wolves are decreased in number, there will be decrement in the natural beauty and as a result, wolves’ tourism will be haywire.
- Source #1– Citation= Vucetich, John A. Introducing the Wolf SHOULD HUMANS INTERVENE WHEN CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS AN ISLAND’S ECOLOGY?
- Introduce the source: This article describes about the existence of wolves in Lake Superior, Isle Royale and in Yellowstone. It tells that the population of wolves has been decreasing in huge number which has a direct and adverse effect on ecosystem and climate change.
- Quote from the source:“The culprit is climate warming. Ice bridges are already too rare for Isle Royale wolves to mitigate inbreeding on their own. With further warming, the trend will only continue. Without intervention, the present population of wolves is almost certain to vanish from the island, and the species will be unable to recolonize it.”
- Explain why the quote matters to your evaluation:This quote matters to my evaluation because it provides some sorts of evidence that ecosystem is being degraded due to less number of wolves.
- What parenthetical citation will you use:(Vucetich 3)
- Source #2 – Citation=Worrall, Simon. “Why We’re So Divided Over Saving Wolves.” National Geographic, National Geographic Society, 11 June 2017, news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/wolf-nation-brenda-peterson-wolves/
- Introduce the source:This article presents two sided views on protection of wolves and animal hunting. It depicts why people have to conserve wolves and following that it shows the reality of the whole world opposing the idea.
- Quote from the source: “One of the best things you can do is volunteer to take part in the wildlife agencies. They used to be only appointed by the governor but now anyone can apply. I would also join a grass roots organization, like the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, or the Natural Resources Defense Council.”
- Explain why the quote matters to your evaluation: Because this quote tells some ideas to prevent extinction of wolves.
- What parenthetical citation will you use: (Worrall 7)
QUALITY OF RESPONSE NO RESPONSE POOR / UNSATISFACTORY SATISFACTORY GOOD EXCELLENT Content (worth a maximum of 50% of the total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 20 points out of 50: The essay illustrates poor understanding of the relevant material by failing to address or incorrectly addressing the relevant content; failing to identify or inaccurately explaining/defining key concepts/ideas; ignoring or incorrectly explaining key points/claims and the reasoning behind them; and/or incorrectly or inappropriately using terminology; and elements of the response are lacking. 30 points out of 50: The essay illustrates a rudimentary understanding of the relevant material by mentioning but not full explaining the relevant content; identifying some of the key concepts/ideas though failing to fully or accurately explain many of them; using terminology, though sometimes inaccurately or inappropriately; and/or incorporating some key claims/points but failing to explain the reasoning behind them or doing so inaccurately. Elements of the required response may also be lacking. 40 points out of 50: The essay illustrates solid understanding of the relevant material by correctly addressing most of the relevant content; identifying and explaining most of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology; explaining the reasoning behind most of the key points/claims; and/or where necessary or useful, substantiating some points with accurate examples. The answer is complete. 50 points: The essay illustrates exemplary understanding of the relevant material by thoroughly and correctly addressing the relevant content; identifying and explaining all of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology explaining the reasoning behind key points/claims and substantiating, as necessary/useful, points with several accurate and illuminating examples. No aspects of the required answer are missing. Use of Sources (worth a maximum of 20% of the total points). Zero points: Student failed to include citations and/or references. Or the student failed to submit a final paper. 5 out 20 points: Sources are seldom cited to support statements and/or format of citations are not recognizable as APA 6th Edition format. There are major errors in the formation of the references and citations. And/or there is a major reliance on highly questionable. The Student fails to provide an adequate synthesis of research collected for the paper. 10 out 20 points: References to scholarly sources are occasionally given; many statements seem unsubstantiated. Frequent errors in APA 6th Edition format, leaving the reader confused about the source of the information. There are significant errors of the formation in the references and citations. And/or there is a significant use of highly questionable sources. 15 out 20 points: Credible Scholarly sources are used effectively support claims and are, for the most part, clear and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition is used with only a few minor errors. There are minor errors in reference and/or citations. And/or there is some use of questionable sources. 20 points: Credible scholarly sources are used to give compelling evidence to support claims and are clearly and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition format is used accurately and consistently. The student uses above the maximum required references in the development of the assignment. Grammar (worth maximum of 20% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 5 points out of 20: The paper does not communicate ideas/points clearly due to inappropriate use of terminology and vague language; thoughts and sentences are disjointed or incomprehensible; organization lacking; and/or numerous grammatical, spelling/punctuation errors 10 points out 20: The paper is often unclear and difficult to follow due to some inappropriate terminology and/or vague language; ideas may be fragmented, wandering and/or repetitive; poor organization; and/or some grammatical, spelling, punctuation errors 15 points out of 20: The paper is mostly clear as a result of appropriate use of terminology and minimal vagueness; no tangents and no repetition; fairly good organization; almost perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word usage. 20 points: The paper is clear, concise, and a pleasure to read as a result of appropriate and precise use of terminology; total coherence of thoughts and presentation and logical organization; and the essay is error free. Structure of the Paper (worth 10% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 3 points out of 10: Student needs to develop better formatting skills. The paper omits significant structural elements required for and APA 6th edition paper. Formatting of the paper has major flaws. The paper does not conform to APA 6th edition requirements whatsoever. 5 points out of 10: Appearance of final paper demonstrates the student’s limited ability to format the paper. There are significant errors in formatting and/or the total omission of major components of an APA 6th edition paper. They can include the omission of the cover page, abstract, and page numbers. Additionally the page has major formatting issues with spacing or paragraph formation. Font size might not conform to size requirements. The student also significantly writes too large or too short of and paper 7 points out of 10: Research paper presents an above-average use of formatting skills. The paper has slight errors within the paper. This can include small errors or omissions with the cover page, abstract, page number, and headers. There could be also slight formatting issues with the document spacing or the font Additionally the paper might slightly exceed or undershoot the specific number of required written pages for the assignment. 10 points: Student provides a high-caliber, formatted paper. This includes an APA 6th edition cover page, abstract, page number, headers and is double spaced in 12’ Times Roman Font. Additionally, the paper conforms to the specific number of required written pages and neither goes over or under the specified length of the paper.
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