Posted: September 3rd, 2015

Writing/Research In the Disciplines

Writing/Research In the Disciplines

They Say/I Say, pages 205-295 ISBN 978-0-393-93751-0, Online at ; https://isites.harvard.edu/fs/docs/icb.topic862425.files/They%20Say%20I%20Say.pdf

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ENG 112: Writing/Research In the Disciplines
Assignment and Rubric for Essay #1: Traditional Argument (Claim with Reasons)
Assignment
You will write a formal argumentative essay following the traditional (claim with reasons) model, incorporating research from a variety of sources to support a position/thesis of your choice on the topic of College Education. You are required to use four sources for your research: at least two of which must come from the assigned essays in your text (They Say/I Say, pages 205-295). Your essay?s position/thesis must be supported by at least three reasons, each of which will include at least two in-text citations (direct quotes and/or summarizations) from your four sources. Your essay will demonstrate a solid understanding of the argumentative strategies learned in ENG112 to support your thesis.
Format and Requirements
-MLA format (in-text citations and Works Cited List)
-A minimum of 5 pages, maximum of 7 pages (1,200-1,500 words) (No title page)
-Typed in Times New Roman or Arial, 12pt font, double spaced throughout, 1? margins
-Top left corner: your full name, date, course and section number.
-At center: your essay?s title (an original title, not just the topic of your essay)
-No block quotes or direct quotations longer than 1-2 lines of text.
-Submitted with your final essay: this Assignment and Rubric
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RUBRIC
Content
Title & Introductory Paragraph with Thesis statement (Attracts reader?s attention, explains topic?s importance, outlines your claim?s reasons, and reflects critical thinking.) 10pts _____

First body paragraph(s) & reason with support (Reflects critical thinking and follows
clear argumentative logic. Incorporates at least two in-text citations) 10pts _____

Second body paragraph(s) & reason with support (Reflects critical thinking and follows
clear argumentative logic. Incorporates at least two in-text citations) 10pts _____

Third body paragraph(s) & reason with support (Reflects critical thinking and follows
clear argumentative logic. Incorporates at least two in-text citations) 10pts _____

Conclusion (Summarizes the argument succinctly. Restates, in different words,
importance of topic and strength of thesis.) 10pts _____

Strength and clarity of writing (grammar, mechanics, spelling) 10pts _____

Format & Development
In-text citations from four sources in Works Cited List follow MLA format 15pts _____

Works Cited List includes four required sources and follows MLA format 15pts _____

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