Option 1: Final Paper Essay
Your essay should include the following format and items to be considered complete. You may choose any topic from the textbook that you would like to learn more about. Your topic should be narrow enough to be able to write the paper without being overwhelmed and broad enough to gather enough information for the paper requirements.
Broad topic: sleep
Subtopic: shift work
Paper Topic: Does shift work create health problems for individuals.
Locate 3-5 academic articles related to your topic. All articles should be a minimum of 3 pages in length. Your articles should be current and no older than 2008. Your articles should come from peer-reviewed journals that you can get from the CTC Library database. Articles from newspapers, popular magazines, book reviews, or websites are not acceptable for this paper. All of your articles should not come from the same publication.
Grading Rubric: Total value: 200 points
|Introduction||The introduction includes a clear thesis statement, provides a clear direction for the paper, and grabs the reader’s attention.||The thesis statement is not clear but the reader can infer the paper topic. There is direction for the paper, and the introductions moves smoothly into the body of the paper.||There is no clear thesis statement.|
Includes evidence and support of the author’s thesis statement. Each paragraph includes an easy to read topic sentence and transitions are smooth. The paper is logical and easy to read while staying on topic. All ideas presented are supported with sources that meet the source requirements.
|Some evidence and support of the author’s thesis statement. Most paragraphs include topic sentences and smooth transitions. There are some areas of the paper that are not logical and do not flow. Most ideas are supported with sources.||There is no clear direction in the paper. Paragraphs are not clearly defined and transitions are not smooth. There is no support of the ideas presented by the author.|
The conclusion provides a clear summary of the paper. The conclusion gives the reader something to think about after reading the paper. The conclusion provides ideas for the future of the topic.
|There is a conclusion but it is incomplete.||There is no conclusion.|
|There are 3-5 acceptable peer-reviewed sources. Sources are cited in the writing and referenced in a bibliography or works cited page.||There are 1-3 acceptable peer-reviewed sources. Sources are cited in the writing and referenced in a bibliography or works cited page.||There are no sources provided.|
Updated April, 2019