In this paper, you should draw from references every time possible. Cite references fully. These references are identifying (for agencies similar to yours) some of their leading major issues/problems (which you may have raised — or which you did not encounter). Your selection of several major and current issues/problems helps me give you credit for knowing some of the literature. My suggestion would be to go to the library and read some research about your agency (e.g., police department) or workers in your agency (e.g., discretionary decision making by police officers). Select recent books and journal articles located in the library which deal with similar clients, services, or the structure of a similar type of agency with which you were involved. Books and academic journal references (as recent as possible) must total AT LEAST 10 – of which at least 10 must be academic journal references. No magazines (i.e. Newsweek), popular literature, or agency materials count as part of the 2.
You will receive more information regarding APA style of writing, such as examples for references on your Black Board (Bb) page.
SOME SPECIFICS ABOUT GRADING CRITERIA FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT.
This is what I’m looking for…
1). In general, your paper will be graded on:
a. well-organized and coherent thoughts
b. clarity of writing
c. correct use of citations, where applicable
2). Cover Page(s) (***THIS PAGE DOES NOT COUNT TOWARD THE 5 PAGES
OF RESEARCH PAPER FOR EVERY 3 CREDITS OF INTERNSHIP***)
a. Required information
3) Description of the Agency in your Introductory Paragraph
a. accurate description
b. purpose of agency
c. thesis statement
4) Body of your term paper.
a. accurate identification of issues
b. clear statement of your arguments
c. proper use of journal and book references
d. enough book and journal references used
e. length of paper (5 pages for every 3 credit hours)
f. how well you integrate the cited materials. As a general rule, there should be no more than 5% of the text that are direct quotes from your sources. *Basically avoid direct quotes in the essay; use your own words
5) References (FYI, the reference page is not included in the 5 pages per 3 credits for your internship)
a. correct APA format
b. all references in paper are included on a separate page for