InstructionsThis week, you will complete the final draft of your Pro-Con Position Paper. Review the template provided and consider the feedback from your instructor and peers as you make edits and fin

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Instructions

This week, you will complete the final draft of your Pro-Con Position Paper. Review the template provided and consider the feedback from your instructor and peers as you make edits and finalize your work.

The final draft should apply the following:

  • An APA formatted title page
  • An attention grabbing introduction to draw in the audience
  • A well-written thesis that acknowledges both pro and con topics
  • A formal tone, avoiding both 1st (I, me, my, we, our, us, mine) and 2nd (you, your) person point of view – no slang or contractions
  • Either the alternating or divided pattern of organization, presenting both counterarguments and rebuttals
  • Body paragraphs that include topic sentences, evidence, and concluding/connecting sentences
  • Five incorporated scholarly sources,including

    at least two peer-reviewed

    sources,that support all assertions
  • A conclusion that resolves the argument and applies a thought-provoking concluding technique
  • In-text and reference page citations in APA format


Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 4-5 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 5 scholarly resources,including

    at least two peer-reviewed

    sources)


Grading

This activity will be graded using the Pro-Con Position Paper Grading Rubric.


Course Outcomes (CO): 3, 7


Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

InstructionsThis week, you will complete the final draft of your Pro-Con Position Paper. Review the template provided and consider the feedback from your instructor and peers as you make edits and fin
Criteria Ratings Pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength 5.0 pts Meets length requirement 0.0 pts Does not meet length requirement 5.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePoint Analysis 30.0 pts The central idea is developed and expanded with depth of critical thought. 25.5 pts The central idea is discernible and developed. 22.5 pts The central idea needs more development with points tying back to the thesis. 18.0 pts The central idea is not developed, and the analysis lacks critical thought. 0.0 pts No effort 30.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSupport 30.0 pts The writing supports claims with several detailed and persuasive examples. The paper effectively demonstrates academically credible research including two peer-reviewed resources to support the claims and examples. 25.5 pts The writing supports claims with examples, but additional analysis or examples could strengthen the argument. Peer-reviewed and academic level resources are present, but could be strengthened through number and use to support claims and examples. 22.5 pts The writing supports claims with examples, but the examples are not well-developed or examined. Additional examples and analysis are needed to make the argument more persuasive. Some quality research is present, but overall effectiveness and reliability in research and support are not fully demonstrated. 18.0 pts The central idea is not well-supported by claims and/or examples. Credibility in research and resources has not been well established to support claims and examples. 0.0 pts No effort 30.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCounterpoint 30.0 pts The paper effectively introduces counterpoints by establishing credibility of sources and detailing the evidence from the sources and presents concessions of the counterpoints. 25.5 pts The paper introduces counterpoints by establishing credibility of sources and detailing the evidence from the sources and presents concessions of the counterpoints but may need to strengthen analysis. 22.5 pts The paper introduces counterpoints but may not establish credibility of sources or detail the evidence effectively or may not present concessions. 18.0 pts The paper does not introduce counterpoints clearly, omitting the credibility of the sources or providing little detail of the evidence No concession is present or the concession is ineffective. 0.0 pts No effort 30.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization 30.0 pts Paper is clear and cohesive. Introduction and conclusion support the overall flow of the paper. 25.5 pts Paper is basically clear and well-organized with a minimum of non-related material present. 22.5 pts Paper has some issues with clarity, flow, and cohesion. Paper lacks organization. 18.0 pts Paper lacks organization and has difficulty staying on track. Central themes are difficult to identify. 0.0 pts No effort 30.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRevision & Refinement 10.0 pts The writing reflects the feedback received from instructor. 0.0 pts The writing does not reflect feedback received from instructor. 10.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting: Mechanics & Usage 10.0 pts The writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that would detract from a clear reading of the paper. 8.5 pts The writing contains a few major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation, but the errors do not detract from a clear reading of the text. 7.5 pts The writing contains some major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that need to be addressed for a clearer reading of the paper. 6.0 pts The writing contains several major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that impede a clear reading of the paper. 0.0 pts No effort 10.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClarity & Flow 10.0 pts The writing contains strong word choice that clarifies ideas and masterful sentence variety aids with the flow of ideas. 8.5 pts The writing contains varied word choice and sentence structures that clarify ideas and aid with the flow of ideas. 7.5 pts The writing contains word choice and sentence structures that can be revised for better clarification of ideas and flow of ideas. 6.0 pts The writing contains wording and sentence structures that are awkward and/or unclear, impeding the clarity and flow of ideas. 0.0 pts No effort 10.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeVoice 10.0 pts The writing maintains third-person point of view/objective voice throughout the entire text. 8.5 pts The writing maintains third-person point of view/objective voice throughout much of the text. 7.5 pts The writing has some deviation from third-person point of view/objective voice that needs to be revised so as not to sound biased or patronizing. 6.0 pts The writing deviates significantly from third-person point of view/objective voice that needs to be revised so as not to sound biased or patronizing. 0.0 pts No effort 10.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Format 10.0 pts All sources are properly integrated and cited in the text and references page demonstrating a mastery of integrating resources and APA format. 8.5 pts Most sources are integrated and cited in the text and references page. Some minor errors may exist in integration and/or citation, but it does not interfere with understanding the source of the information. 7.5 pts Most sources are integrated and cited in the text and references page. Some errors may exist in integration and/or citation that need to be addressed to clarify the source of information. 6.0 pts Sources are not properly integrated/cited in the text/references page. Formatting contains several errors that suggest a lack of understanding of the integration of resources and APA format. 0.0 pts No effort 10.0 pts

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