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Class Policy - Writing Assignments

Policy
  1. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. All non original work must be porperly cited.

  2. Citations must use MLA format.

  3. Document must be in 12 point text, double spaced with one (1) inch margins.

  4. Use of the Writing Center is highly encouraged prior to submission.

Evaluation Rubric
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Points 4 3 2 1
Student Thinking Content include much of the student's own thinking. Content include some of the student's own thinking. Content includes little of the student's own thinking. Content includes none of the student's own thinking.
Content Consistency Content is all on topic as relates to the assignment.
Content is mostly on topic as relates to the assignment. Content is mostly not on topic as relates to the assignment. Content has little or nothing to do with the assignment.
Content  Areas Content covers all of the important areas of the assignment. Content covers most of the important areas of the assignment. Content covers few of the important  areas of the assignment. Content covers none of the important areas of the assignment.
Introduction Topic Introduction clearly defines the topic and generates interest. Introduction addresses the topic. Introduction is not clear but addresses the topic. Introduction  missing or not on topic.
Conclusions Reached Conclusion is supported by the facts listed in the body of the document. Conclusion  is only partially supported by the facts listed. Conclusion is not supported by the facts listed. Conclusion is missing.
Information Gathering There are sufficient citations to satisfy the assignment criteria  and are on topic. There are not sufficient citations to satisfy the assignment criteria or one or more are not on topic. Citations are  not appropriate or do not speak to the topic. No required citations.
Citations
using MLA format
Information is properly cited and of the type and quantity required by the assignment. All information is properly cited and  are of the type required by the but of insufficient quantity. Information is not   cited as required or not of the type required. Required citations do not exist or not cited as required and not of the type required and of insufficient quantity.
Works Cited Works Cited are in proper format and of sufficient quantity. Works Cited are in proper format but one citation short of sufficient quantity. Works Cited are not   in proper format or two or more citations short of sufficient quantity. Works Cited page missing.
Cover Page Cover  page  exist and is in proper format. Cover  page exists but  minor  format errors exist. Cover  page exists  but several  format errors exist. Cover page  missing.
Document Format
Document is 12 pt, double spaced with one inch margins. One of the formats is not correct. Two of the formats are not correct. None of the formats were followed.
Punctuation Capitalization and Spelling Punctuation and capitalization are correct. There is one error in punctuation and/or capitalization. There are two or three errors in punctuation and/or capitalization. There are four or more  errors in punctuation and/r capitalization.
Grammar There are no grammatical errors. There are fewer than three grammatical errors. There more that 3 but fewer than 6 grammatical errors. There more than 5 grammatical errors.
Document and E-mail Document was properly named. E-mail is signed and has correct suject. One of the document  / e-mail policies not correct. One of the document  / e-mail policies not correct. E-mail not of correct format and document is not named correctly.
Timeliness Document arrive before or on the due date. Document arrived after it was due but before “not” accepted.
Document arrive after last accepted date but was accepted.