Project #89823 - Psychology argument 5 page paper

By the due date, complete and post to your assignment folder a total of two, three-five page papers Doubled Space for a total of 34% of your final grade.

The argument paper should begin with a one- to three-sentence statement of the main thesis. A thesis is an argument concerning an issue. It clearly states the author's perception. Your paper should present your beliefs or conclusions related to the topic. It should include cited sources ONLY from the course materials. (BOTH PAPERS MUST BE SUBMITTED OR YOU WILL RECEIVE A ZERO FOR ALL SUBMITTED POSITION PAPERS).

A Crash Course on Argument Papers

  • Select an issue or dilemma of interest.
  • Review the pertinent literature.
  • Decide on your perception; take a stance.
  • Articulate your perception in a thesis statement.
  • Summarize the issues; demonstrate an understanding of the controversy.
  • Defend/argue in favor of your perception using all resources available.
  • Finish with a strong summary statement that reinforces your thesis.
  • Proofread your work; use grammar/spellcheck functions.
  • Revise; submit final draft.

IF HELP IS NEEDED IN WRITING YOUR PAPERS CONTACT THE WRITING CENTER. 

Late penalties will apply as follows: 1-2 days grace period, 3-4 days - 3 points, 5-6 days 6 points, 7-8 days 9 points, no submission after 8 days.

GRADING CALE FOR POSITION/ARGUMENT PAPERS

EXCELLENT (17 POINTS) - Good topic, thesis clearly stated, cover sheet, page numbers, 3-5 pages, double-spaced, extraordinarily well written, organized and easy to read, free of errors, supporting cited sources from class material throughout paper and in conclusion, reference page, written above and beyond what was requested.

GOOD (16-15 POINTS) -  Good topic, thesis clearly stated, cover sheet, page numbers, 3-5 pages, double-spaced, organized and easy to read, free of errors, supporting cited sources from class material throughout paper and in conclusion, reference page, written above and beyond what was requested.

ABOVE AVERAGE (14-11 POINTS) - Thesis clearly stated, cover sheet, page numbers, 3-5 pages, double-spaced, organized and easy to read, free of errors, supporting cited sources from class material throughout paper and in conclusion, reference page, well written.

AVERAGE (10-7 POINTS) - Thesis clearly stated, cover sheet, page numbers, 3-5 pages, double-spaced, organized and easy to read, supporting cited sources from class material throughout paper and in conclusion, reference page.

BELOW AVERAGE (6-4 POINTS) - Poorly written, may have significant errors, missing required cited sources, cover sheet, page numbers.

ZERO - Missing most of requirement for paper or failure to submit paper. 

Argument papers that demonstrate critical thinking and analysis include components such as

1. identification of assumptions
2. assessment of available data or evidence
3. presentation of perspectives
4. drawing of conclusions
5. discussion of potential or actual implications
6. listing of consequences
7. presentation of relevant solution

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 10/30/2015 12:00 am
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