Why should we recycle

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Assignment #4A – Final Project – Draft 1
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Background
Part of the course requirements for this class is that you complete a ten-page (2,500-3,000 word)
research paper utilizing at least ten sources. While this sounds daunting, everything we’ve done
throughout the term has prepared you for this. The other good news is that you are welcome to write
about any topic of your choosing.
The only other requirement that I am personally adding is that I want you sound a call to action – call
upon your reader to do something, whether it’s to enact environmentally-friendly business practices,
switch to compostable consumable products (eg: cutlery,) embrace humane science practices, etc. A
research paper is fine, but a research paper that calls upon the reader to do something is much more
powerful. Make sure that your call to action includes effects – what you think will happen if we do what
you’re asking us to do.
Purpose
to give you a capstone project which can be utilized in portfolios for university admissions or job
applications
to explore a topic of your own choosing
to delve deeply into a subject
to practice persuading your reader with logic, facts, and a persuasive argument
Requirements & Assessment
1. 2,500-3,000 words and has standard formatting – 12 point font, 1.15-2x spacing, text not justified,
etc. (5 points)
2. Divided into clearly-marked sections, and follows a logical pattern, ie: doesn’t ramble. (3 points)
3. Provides enough information so that someone who is unfamiliar with the subject can still understand
what you’re talking about. (6 points)
4. Utilizes at least 10 sources and 6 in-text citations (6 points)
5. Has an MLA-style Works Cited at the end (5 points)
6. Makes a logical, persuasive call to action on behalf of the reader, and explains what will happen if
that call to action is heeded (5 points)
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Assignment #4 Rubric
Tips
Make sure your call to action is in the very first paragraph! We don’t need the whole call to action, it
gets explained in detail later on. We just need a bit of it up front.
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Criteria Ratings Pts
5.0 pts
3.0 pts
6.0 pts
6.0 pts
5.0 pts
5.0 pts
Word Count &
Formatting
Paper is 2,500-3,000
words and has standard
formatting
5.0 pts
Paper is 2,500-3,000 words and has
standard formatting
0.0 pts
Paper has <2,500 words and/or
improper formatting
Organization
Paper is divided into
clearly-marked
sections, follows a
logical pattern, and
stays on-topic
3.0 pts
Paper has clear section
headings and has a logical
pattern
0.0 pts
Paper does not have clear section
headings and/or a logical pattern
Content
Paper provides enough
information so that
someone unfamiliar
with the topic can still
understand the paper
6.0 pts
Paper has enough
background
information and is
clear to a reader
who is new to
your topic
3.0 pts
Paper is missing
some important
information and/or
is unclear to
someone who is
new to your topic
0.0 pts
Paper provides no context
for someone who is
unfamiliar with the topic
and/or is missing
substantial pieces of
critical information
Sources & Citations
Has 10+ sources and
6+ in-text citations, all
cited in APA format
6.0 pts
Paper has 10+ sources and 6+ in-text
citations in APA format
0.0 pts
Missing/incomplete
sources/in-text citations
References
Has an APA-format
References section at
the end that begins at
the top of a new page
5.0 pts
Reference section is complete
and properly formatted
0.0 pts
Reference section is incomplete
and/or improperly formatted
Call to Action
Makes a logical,
persuasive call to action
on behalf of the reader,
and explains what will
happen if the call is
heeded
5.0 pts
Call to action is logical, persuasive, wellexplained,
and we understand what will
happen if we heed the call
3.0 pts
Call to action is
incomplete
and/or vague
0.0 pts
No call
to
action
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Total Points: 30.0
Criteria Ratings Pts

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