Life Management course essay assignment
Order ID 53563633773 Type Essay Writer Level Masters Style APA Sources/References 4 Perfect Number of Pages to Order 5-10 Pages
Life Management course essay assignment
Purpose: To provide students with an opportunity to read a book that relates to topics covered in the Life Management course and then apply what they have learned in a written paper
- Minimum 2 full pages long
- Provide a concise summary of the book (in your own words): ½ -1 page long (no more than 1/3 of your total paper)
- In the remainder of the paper (remaining 2/3 of your paper)
- Compare content of book to Life Management class materials and
- Evaluate the usefulness s of the information in the book you read, and
- Describe how the information in your book can be applied to one’s life.
- NOTE: I am looking for thoroughness and critical thinking in your writing.
- Use the rubric/grading sheet at the end of this assignment to guide you as you complete this assignment.
- Plagiarism is NOT acceptable. If you plagiarize, you will receive an F grade (0 points) for this assignment and will be reported to the Office of Student Life for disciplinary action. (See the section in the class syllabus about Academic Honesty, Cheating, and Plagiarism.)
- Extra Credit Opportunity:I encourage you to work with a tutor at Tutorial Services or the Writing Center while you are writing your paper. If you choose to do so, please provide documentation from your visit(s) to receive extra credit.
Book Report Grading Rubric
Assignment is worth 50 points
- Report begins with concise summary of the book (no more than 1/3 of total paper)
Paper is just a summary of book
Summary dominates paper OR summary is confusing/weak
Good summary of book.
Could be more concise
Well written, concise summary
- Rest of paper (a, b, and c below):
- Compared content of book to Life Management class materials
Entire paper just a summary of book
Links to topics covered in Life Management class barely mentioned
Weak link(s) to topics covered in Life Management class
Clear link(s) to topics covered in Life Management class
Excellent, detailed link(s) to topics covered in Life Management class
- Evaluated usefulness of information in book read
Entire paper just a summary of book
Minimal description of usefulness of information from book
Some description of usefulness of information from book.
Clear description of usefulness of information from book
Clear, concise description of usefulness of information from book
- Described how information from this book can be applied to one’s life
Entire paper just a summary of book
Minimal application of material to life
Some application of material to life
Clear application of material to life
Clear, concise application of material to life
- Format: Paper is typed; 12 point basic typeface such as Times or Arial; double spaced, with standard margins, and is at least 2 pages long
Paper missing several formatting requirements
Paper follows most formatting requirements listed
- Quality of written paper: paragraph and sentence structure, grammar, & spelling
Lack of details, order, and/or development—confusing to reader.
Grammar, spelling, and typing errors problematic
Lack of details, analysis, organization, development, and/or interest to the reader.
Grammar, spelling, and typing errors hindering the meaning
Paper could be more developed, organized and appealing to reader.
Paper mostly free of grammar, spelling, and typing errors
Well written paper:
Paper engages and captivates the reader throughout while using details and examples.
Very few typos and spelling errors
- Title and author of book are identified
Title OR author (but not both)
Title and author identified
- MLA format bibliography is included
Bibliography format incorrect
Correct MLA bibliography
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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