human eating habits and food cultivation

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First Part Due 06APR 2014 At 1900 and must follow the guidelines and time!!!!

Project Proposal and Outline

This written assignment is a Proposal and Outline for your Course Project.

The project is a research essay in APA format that focuses on one of the topics below regarding current trends and future predictions.

  • Changes must happen in both human eating habits and food cultivation if the human race is to survive.
  • The European Union will, or will not, last another decade.
  • If lobbying and campaign finance in the U.S. are not reformed, American democracy is doomed.
  • How changes to marriage and family will change American society.
  • How social media, Web sharing, and/or similar trends on the Internet will affect social and personal behaviors.

Once you have chosen your topic, you will need to do a little research on it to find information useful for your final essay. Then, you will need to create a document that includes the following parts.

  • Preliminary Thesis: A sentence stating the point about the topic that your essay will argue.
  • Issue Summary: A one-paragraph review of the issue stating something about its history and describing the major controversies.
  • Preliminary Essay Outline: A formal outline indicating what arguments will be used and their likely order in the paper.
  • References List: A list of at least three potential sources for your subject in APA form.

Your submission should be about two to three pages, double-spaced

 

 

 

Second Part Due 08Apr 2014 at 1900 and must follow the guidelines!!!

Instructions

You are to write the rough draft of your Course project. Your paper should be three to five pages double-spaced of the body text. The paper requires a minimum of five, good quality outside sources You will write the research essay from the outline, which is in APA format and includes a title page, abstract, and references list. The purpose of this paper is to hone your critical thinking skills by creating a suitable research plan, evaluating sources and arguments, and proposing solutions to a problem of current interest. The paper must focus on one of the topics below regarding current trends and future predictions.

This project fulfills the following objectives.

  •  Given a range of statistical and empirical data, combine several inductive methods of reasoning (argument by analogy, argument by generalization, causal reasoning, or probabilistic reasoning), to draw specific conclusions.
  •  Given a controversial social issue, write a persuasive essay to address the controversy, using identifiable types of arguments (deductive or inductive) and the resources of language, such as denotation, connotation, and figures of speech.
  •  Given a case scenario or a problem, formulate several alternative solutions and select the optimal one to apply under specific circumstances.
  •  Given several current news or opinion articles from print, radio, or television, assess the assumptions and values stated or implied in the articles and explain how these media can influence individual or collective decision making.

 

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Grading Rubric

 

Category

Points

%

Description
Proposal

15

30

A clear account of the proposed project
Outline

15

30

A correctly formatted outline of the proposed project
Organization and Cohesiveness

5

10

Proposal uses correct paragraphing and APA style; outline uses sentences and follows a clear pattern of development.
Editing

5

10

Proposal is free of grammatical, typographic, and spelling errors.
Content

10

20

The proposal describes a college-level idea for an argumentative research paper.
Total

50

100

A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

 

Category

Points

%

Description
First Draft

10

50

A complete draft was submitted to both the Dropbox and the Peer Review discussion thread
Documentation and Formatting

10

50

The draft follows APA form including title page, abstract, citations, and references. The document has at least five high quality sources.
Total

20

100

A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

 

Category

Points

%

Description
Peer Reviews

10

33

Student has completed one review of another student’s essay using the peer review forms.
Documentation and Formatting

10

33

The peer review includes substantial commentary and suggestions regarding the essays’ grammar, usage, and punctuation.
Organization and Cohesiveness

10

33

The peer review includes substantial commentary and suggestions regarding the essays’ content.
Total

30

100

A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

 

Category

Points

%

Description
Final Draft

5

5

The draft was submitted on time, and meets the minimum requirements for the assignment
Documentation and Formatting

5

5

The draft follows correct APA format including a title page, abstract, citations, and references. The document has at least five high quality sources.
Organization and Cohesiveness

20

20

The essay follows a clear argumentative pattern. Paragraphs are fully developed and unified. The writer has used transitions.
Editing

10

10

The essay is free of errors in grammar, spelling, usage, and punctuation.
Content

60

60

The essay makes a coherent, relevant argument. The essay contains specific evidence, and thorough analysis of the issue. The introduction and conclusion are effective.
Total

100

100

A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

 

 

Third Part Due 18 Apr 2014 at 1900 and must follow the guidelines!!!

This will be the final draft of the essay with corrections on this paper I will submit corrections if any.