Assignment 2 position paper two – media and society

Points: 250

Assignment 2: Position Paper Two – Media and Society

Criteria

 

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

 

Fair

70-79% C

 

Proficient

80-89% B

 

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Introduce your position using a thesis statement in the first paragraph, including a quote, question, or statistic from your reliable sources and an overview of the main points you will cover.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely introduced your position using a thesis statement in the first paragraph, including a quote, question, or statistic from your reliable sources and an overview of the main points you will cover.

Insufficiently introduced your position using a thesis statement in the first paragraph, including a quote, question, or statistic from your reliable sources and an overview of the main points you will cover.

Partially introduced your position using a thesis statement in the first paragraph, including a quote, question, or statistic from your reliable sources and an overview of the main points you will cover. 

Satisfactorily introduced your position using a thesis statement in the first paragraph, including a quote, question, or statistic from your reliable sources and an overview of the main points you will cover.

Thoroughly introduced your position using a thesis statement in the first paragraph, including a quote, question, or statistic from your reliable sources and an overview of the main points you will cover.

2. Provide three or four (3-4) major points to support your thesis statement. (Put each major point in a separate paragraph.)

Weight: 40%

Did not submit or incompletely provided (3-4) major points to support your thesis statement.

Insufficiently provided (3-4) major points to support your thesis statement.

Partially provided (3-4) major points to support your thesis statement.

Satisfactorily provided (3-4) major points to support your thesis statement.

Thoroughly provided (3-4) major points to support your thesis statement.

3. Provide one (1) paragraph in which you identify and answer an expected argument against your view. Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely provided one (1) paragraph in which you identify and answer an expected argument against your view.

Insufficiently provided one (1) paragraph in which you identify and answer an expected argument against your view.

Partially provided one (1) paragraph in which you identify and answer an expected argument against your view.

Satisfactorily provided one (1) paragraph in which you identify and answer an expected argument against your view.

Thoroughly provided one (1) paragraph in which you identify and answer an expected argument against your view.

4. Organize arguments and support your claims effectively. Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely organized arguments and did not submit or incompletely supported your claims effectively.

Insufficiently organized arguments and insufficiently supported your claims effectively.

Partially organized arguments and partially supported your claims effectively.

Satisfactorily organized arguments and satisfactorily supported your claims effectively.

Thoroughly organized arguments and thoroughly supported your claims effectively.

5. Demonstrate personal passion for your position and critical thinking with persuasive language, sound logic, valid claims, and credible support for the claims.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely demonstrated personal passion for your position and critical thinking with persuasive language, sound logic, valid claims, and credible support for the claims.

Insufficiently demonstrated personal passion for your position and critical thinking with persuasive language, sound logic, valid claims, and credible support for the claims.

 Partially demonstrated personal passion for your position and critical thinking with persuasive language, sound logic, valid claims, and credible support for the claims.

Satisfactorily demonstrated personal passion for your position and critical thinking with persuasive language, sound logic, valid claims, and credible support for the claims.

Thoroughly demonstrated personal passion for your position and critical thinking with persuasive language, sound logic, valid claims, and credible support for the claims.

6. Provide two to three (2-3) credible and reliable references (in addition to the textbook) about current events, which have been published in the last five (5) years and are cited correctly in the position paper.

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements.

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

 

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors presen

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