Order ID 53563633773 Type Essay Writer Level Masters Style APA Sources/References 4 Perfect Number of Pages to Order 5-10 Pages
For Essay 1, you will summarize and then respond to one of the readings from Chapter 18 in They Say / I Say (TSIS). In your essay, you will summarize the reading and then respond to it by discussing how your own experiences and knowledge have led you to either agree, disagree, or both agree and disagree with the author. Carefully read the example essays that I have posted under Course Content, as they will help you to understand the expectations for the assignment.
You may use any of the readings in the chapter (even if they were not assigned). Choose the reading that you best understand, and use the templates from your textbook (pp. 751-766 in TSIS) to situate your argument within the existing conversation.
Note: If you do not have the templates, then you have the wrong edition of the textbook!
- “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” (pp. 424-440)
- “Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better” (pp. 441-461)
- “Does Texting Affect Writing” (pp. 462-473)
- “No Need to Call” (pp. 505-524)
- “Go Ahead: Waste Time on the Internet” (pp. 500-504)
- “How I Learned to Love Snapchat” (pp. 474-479)
- “Google, Democracy, and the Truth about Internet Search” (pp. 480-499)
- “Does a Protest’s Size Matter?” (pp. 525-529)
1. Length: 1,000-1,200 words
2. Include 3-4 direct quotes from the reading you chose for this assignment.
3. Your thesis should state whether you agree, disagree, or both agree and disagree with the author. You must respond to the author’s argument.
4. Provide an adequate summary for your reader, but do not allow the summary to dominate the essay. The bulk of the essay should present your own ideas.
5. Properly introduce, present, and cite all direct quotes.
6. Include a Works Cited page in which you cite the reading that you chose for this assignment.
7. You must adhere to the formatting guidelines set forth in The MLA Handbook, 8th edition. Be sure that all margins measure 1 inch and that you use Times New Roman 12-point font. You also should follow MLA formatting guidelines regarding the page heading, running header, page numbering, etc.
- Present and support your response (argument) with observations, details, and examples.
- Use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Avoid slang, clichés, and second person pronouns. Since this essay requires you to respond to the reading using your own experiences and knowledge, you may use first person pronouns.
- Point out the author’s strengths and weaknesses, but do not misinterpret the author.
- Present your response so that readers can hear your distinctive voice.
- Properly organize the paper. Provide clear transitions.
- Use a variety of sentence structures and sentence beginnings.
- Do not simply restate your thesis and main points in the conclusion! Your conclusion should be a fresh take on that thesis, and you should work to leave your readers with something thought-provoking.
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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