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Research Paper
Conclusion and Abstract Due:

Follow the directions below for the completion of the conclusion and abstract assignment for the finale of the research paper.

Purpose

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The purpose of this assignment is to complete your academic argumentative research paper.

Description

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In this assignment, you will first write your conclusion; then, you will write your abstract.
The following components are requirements of the assignment:

Conclusion (150-200 words)

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Revisit the controversy.
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Emphasize the seriousness of the controversy.
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Answer the “So what?” question.
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Suggest a general solution (optional).
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Call for awareness/action.
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Leave the reader with a final thought.

Abstract (200 words or less):

For this assignment, you may NOT exceed 200 words.
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Restatement of the controversy (one to two sentences)
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Your thesis (one sentence)
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Reasons (three to four sentences)
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Conclusion sentence (one sentence only)

Add the conclusion and abstract to the rest of your paper so that you are turning in a complete research paper.

The paper should include all of the following components (in order):
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Title page
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Abstract
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Introduction
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Literature review
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Body paragraphs
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Conclusion
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References page

Rubric Detail

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Content

Name: Grading Rubric for Conclusion and Abstract

  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Abstract Points Range: 0 (0%) – 20 (20%)

Abstract, if included, does not outline the main points of the research paper. The topic and thesis are unclear.

Points Range: 21 (21%) – 24 (24%)

Abstract does a fair job of capturing the main points. The topic may be included, but the thesis may be unclear and or many supporting details may be missing.

Points Range: 25 (25%) – 27 (27%)

Abstract provides an adequate overview of the research paper; although some information is either left out or too much is included to determine the main points.

Points Range: 28 (28%) – 31 (31%)

Abstract provides an overview of the research paper that is mostly effective. Abstract includes the topic but may miss some important information.

Points Range: 32 (32%) – 35 (35%)

Abstract does an excellent job of capturing the main points of the research paper, controversy, and thesis.

Conclusion Points Range: 0 (0%) – 20 (20%)

Conclusion, if included, provides little or no closing information and is unable to answer the “So what?” question or provide any solutions.

Points Range: 21 (21%) – 24 (24%)

Conclusion provides some closing information but misses many of the conclusion criteria. The details that are included are vague or do not strongly relate to the topic.

Points Range: 25 (25%) – 27 (27%)

Conclusion provides some closing details, but attempts at answering the “So what?” question and solutions are vague.

Points Range: 28 (28%) – 31 (31%)

Conclusion wraps up the body paragraphs nicely and attempts to answer the “So what” question and to provide a solution.

Points Range: 32 (32%) – 35 (35%)

Conclusion does an excellent job of wrapping up the body paragraphs by providing a strong answer to the “So what?” question and providing a solution.

Revisions to Previous Units Points Range: 0 (0%) – 5 (5%)

Includes introduction, literature review, and body paragraphs with no attempt at improvement, or the introduction, literature review, and body paragraphs are not included.

Points Range: 6 (6%) – 6 (6%)

Includes introduction, literature review, and body paragraphs with some of the revisions suggested in feedback, although some improvement is still needed.

Points Range: 7 (7%) – 7 (7%)

Includes introduction, literature review, and body paragraphs with many of the revisions suggested in feedback.

Points Range: 8 (8%) – 8 (8%)

Includes introduction, literature review, and body paragraphs with revisions based upon instructor feedback.

Points Range: 9 (9%) – 10 (10%)

Includes introduction, literature review, and body paragraphs with revisions based upon new knowledge and instructor feedback.

Writing Mechanics Points Range: 0 (0%) – 5 (5%)

Writing lacks clarity and conciseness. Serious problems with sentence structure and grammar. Numerous major or minor errors in punctuation and/or spelling.

Points Range: 6 (6%) – 6 (6%)

Writing lacks clarity or conciseness. Minor problems with sentence structure and some grammatical errors. Several minor errors in punctuation and/or spelling.

Points Range: 7 (7%) – 7 (7%)

Writing is somewhat clear and concise. Sentence structure and grammar are strong and mostly correct. Few minor errors in punctuation and/or spelling.

Points Range: 8 (8%) – 8 (8%)

Writing is mostly clear and concise. Sentence structure and grammar are strong and mostly correct. Few minor errors in punctuation and/or spelling.

Points Range: 9 (9%) – 10 (10%)

Writing is clear and concise. Sentence structure and grammar are excellent. Correct use of punctuation. No spelling errors.

Citations and Formatting Points Range: 0 (0%) – 5 (5%)

The majority of sources used are not academically reliable. Reference entries and in-text citations follow APA formatting guidelines, but many errors are present. Several in-text citations do not have references and vice versa.

Points Range: 6 (6%) – 6 (6%)

Some peer-reviewed papers are used along with non-academically reliable sources. Reference entries may somewhat follow APA formatting guidelines; several major errors in in-text citations or references may be present. Some in-text citations do not have references and vice-versa.

Points Range: 7 (7%) – 7 (7%)

Most sources used are peer-reviewed papers, though two or more sources are not academically reliable. Reference entries and in-text citations show effort to follow APA formatting guidelines; several errors in in-text citations or references may be present. Most in-text citations are referenced and vice versa.

Points Range: 8 (8%) – 8 (8%)

The number of sources meets any expressed assignment requirements, and all but one source is a peer-reviewed paper. Reference entries and in-text citations follow APA formatting guidelines fairly well and are usually correct. All in-text citations are referenced and vice versa.

Points Range: 9 (9%) – 10 (10%)

The number of sources meets or exceeds any expressed assignment requirements. Every source used is peer-reviewed or academic in nature. Reference entries and in-text citations follow APA formatting guidelines and are free of errors. All in-text citations are referenced and vice versa.

Information Literacy & Technology: [FOR INTERNAL ASSESSMENT ONLY. THIS ITEM IS NOT CONSIDERED IN THE STUDENT’S GRADE.]

Information Literacy & Technology

Demonstrates the ability to locate, identify, collect, organize, analyze, and interpret data to make sound decisions; as well as utilize information and technology to solve a variety of problems for academic, professional, and personal purposes.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)

The learner fails to demonstrate the ability to develop search strategies to locate, identify, and collect data in support of problem-solving and/or communicating ideas for personal, academic or professional purposes.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)

The learner exhibits a low level of ability to locate data using common search engines, but without demonstrable ability to differentiate between primary or secondary sources and/or demonstrates a limited ability to interpret data and analyze their own and others’ assumptions when attempting to apply data in support of problem-solving.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)

The learner exhibits some ability to access a variety of data sources, including library reference services and search engines; demonstrates the ability to collect, organize and analyze data, including some analysis and synthesis of the data into a body of work with at least rudimentary ability to acknowledge and cite sources.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)

The learner competently demonstrates the ability to collect and analyze data, interpret results to create solutions for problems, evaluate the reliability of information, and make sound decisions through the use of technology.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)

The learner exhibits an advanced ability to effectively define the scope of the research question, access information using advanced, well-designed search strategies, evaluate resources for relevance and synthesize resources successfully to achieve a specific purpose with clarity and depth, accompanied by accurate acknowledgement and citation of research.

Name:Grading Rubric for Conclusion and Abstract

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