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Informative writing on Monitoring toddlers and Technology
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ENG 115

ASSIGNMENT 2: INFORMATIVE ESSAY

Draft due Week 5 and worth 50 points

 

Revision due Week 7 and worth 150 points

Have you ever needed just the facts?

At times a formal, objectively written approach is more appropriate or even critical for establishing credibility so that your audience will listen and get informed! The key to informative writing is making the shift from personal opinion to objective facts. This assignment will provide you with the important opportunity to practice making this shift to a style that is required in so many workplaces and throughout your academic program.

For this assignment, you will write an informative essay on the topic you have previously chosen. You will need to identify a problem, need, or process related to your topic. Then you will inform your audience and provide supporting evidence from a minimum of two credible sources that have been provided in the webtext. Keep in mind, you will continue to use the standard essay format: Introduction paragraph with a thesis statement, body paragraphs that specifically support the points in your thesis statement, and a conclusion paragraph.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Compose a three-four (3-4) page paper in which you do the following:

  1. Use third person point of view (POV) and the appropriate voice and tone throughout your paper.
    1. Did you use third person pronouns? (he, she, they, their)
    2. Do you sound impartial, informative/explanatory, and professional? How do you want your reader to feel?

(trust, smarter/informed)

  1. Is the tone formal and factual?
  1. Write an introduction paragraph, which includes your thesis statement. It is suggested that this paragraph contain 5-7 sentences.
    1. Does my introduction get the reader’s attention by using an intriguing statistic, quote, question, or scenario?
    2. Does my introduction explain the context and state the importance of the problem/issue?
    3. Does your thesis statement include three supporting reasons that can be debated from a different perspective?
    4. Is your thesis statement clear and concise?
  2. Write a supporting/body paragraph for each of the three (3) points/reasons from your thesis statement. It is suggested that each paragraph contain at least 5-7 sentences.
    1. Do your body paragraphs support each point of your thesis with relevant examples or statistics?
    2. Do you address the opinions or concerns that your audience might have?
    3. Did you paraphrase, quote, or summarize properly to avoid plagiarism? Did you comment on each quotation?
  3. Write with logic and with transitions throughout your paper.
    1. Are your ideas consistent and well-organized, i.e., chronological order or order of importance?
    2. Do your ideas flow from one sentence to the next and one paragraph to the next, in the order presented in your thesis statement?
  4. Write a conclusion paragraph. It is suggested that this paragraph contain 5-7 sentences.
    1. Did you paraphrase or restate the thesis in a new way?
    2. Did you leave a lasting impression, so that your readers continue thinking about your topic after they have

finished reading?

  1. Apply proper grammar, mechanics, punctuation and APA formatting throughout your paper. a.           Did you check your grammar?

i.      The way words are put together to make units of meaning: Sentence structure, pronoun-agreement, etc.

b. Did you check your essay for mechanics?

i.                 All the “technical” stuff in writing: Spelling, capitalization, use of numbers and other symbols, etc. b. Did you check the punctuation?

i.      The “symbols” used to help people read/process sentences the way you want them to be heard and understood: Periods, question marks, commas, colons, etc.

d. Did you format according to APA style? (See requirements below.)

APA FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS:

Your assignment must follow these general APA formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. It should also have a running headers, short title headers, numbered pages, indented paragraphs, and a References List with hanging indent(s).
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. Note: The cover page is not included in the required assignment page length of three-four (3-4) pages.
  • In-text citations follow APA style, using attributive tags and signal verbs.
  • Did you cite at least two (2) sources? Are your sources credible?
  • Refer to the Soomo webtext or check with your professor for any additional instructions.

 

Points:

Draft - 50

Revision -

150

 

Assignment 2: Informative Essay

 

Criteria

Unacceptable

 

Below 60% - F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% - D

Fair

 

70-79% - C

Proficient

 

80-89% - B

Exemplary

 

90-100% - A

1. Point of View

(POV), Voice, and Tone

Weight: 10%

Did not use third person POV at all in the paper. Voice is inconsistent, not explicit, and unprofessional throughout the paper. Tone is informal and not factual l throughout the paper.

Uses third person POV in a couple sentences of the paper. Voice may be inconsistent and explicit, and mostly unprofessional throughout most of the paper. Tone is mostly informal and factual throughout most of the paper.

Uses third person POV throughout some of the paper. Voice is somewhat consistent, explicit, and professional throughout the paper. Tone is fairly formal and factual throughout most of the paper.

Uses third person POV throughout most of the paper. Voice is mostly consistent, explicit, and professional throughout most of the paper. Tone is adequately formal and factual throughout the paper.

Uses third person POV throughout the paper. Voice is consistent, explicit, and professional throughout the paper. Tone is completely formal and factual throughout the paper.

2. Introduction and Thesis

Weight: 15%

Introduction does not include a hook and/or intriguing information on the topic. It does not explain the context and/or does not state the importance of the problem/issue. Thesis statement does not include 3 supporting reasons that can be debated from a different perspec-

tive, it is not clear, and/or it is wordy.

Introduction attempts to hook and/or to provide intriguing information on the topic. It barley explains the context and/ or barely states the importance of the problem/ issue. Thesis statement includes 3 supporting reasons that can be debated from a different perspective, it is not entirely clear; and/or it is wordy.

Introduction includes a sufficient hook and/or intriguing information on the topic. It partially explains the context and/ or partially states the importance of the problem/issue. Thesis statement includes 3 supporting reasons that can be debated from a different perspective, it is fairly clear, and/or concise.

Introduction includes an effective hook and/or mostly relevant, intriguing information on the topic. It adequately explains the context and/or adequately states the importance of the problem/issue. Thesis statement includes 3 supporting reasons that can be debated from a different perspective, and is sufficiently clear and concise.

Introduction includes a compelling hook and/or relevant, intriguing information on the topic It fully explains the context and/or fully states the importance of the problem/issue. Thesis statement includes 3 supporting reasons that can be debated from a different perspective, and is completely clear and concise.

 

Points:

Draft - 50

Revision -

150

 

Assignment 2: Informative Essay

 

Criteria

Unacceptable

 

Below 60% - F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% - D

Fair

 

70-79% - C

Proficient

 

80-89% - B

Exemplary

 

90-100% - A

3. Supporting Paragraphs

Weight: 20%

Did not write or incompletely wrote supporting paragraphs for each point from the thesis statement. Does not consider opinions or concerns of the audience. Does not properly paraphrase and/or comment on each quote.

Insufficiently wrote supporting paragraphs for each point from the thesis statement. Insufficiently consider opinions or concerns of the audience. Inadequately paraphrases and/ or comments on each quote. 

Partially wrote supporting paragraphs for each point from the thesis statement. Somewhat con-

siders opinions or concerns of the audience. Partially paraphrases and/ or comments on each quote.

Satisfactorily wrote supporting paragraphs for each point from the thesis statement. Adequately considers opinions or concerns of the audience. Satisfactorily paraphrases and/ or comments on each quote.

Clearly wrote supporting paragraphs for each point from the thesis statement. Fully considers opinions or concerns of the audience. Completely paraphrases and/ or comments on each quote.

4. Transitions and Logic

Weight: 15%

Ideas are inconsistent and/or are not presented in a logical order. Transition words are not used effectively to move from one idea, paragraph, and/or sentence to the next throughout the paper. Body paragraphs are not in the order presented in the thesis statement.

Ideas may not be consistent and/or are inadequately presented in a logical order. Transition words are used ineffectively to move from one idea, paragraph, and/or sentence to the next throughout most of the paper. Body paragraphs may not in the order presented in the thesis statement.

Ideas are fairly consistent and/ or are partially presented in a logical order. Transition words are used somewhat

effectively to move from one idea, paragraph, and/ or sentence to the next throughout some of the paper. Body paragraphs

are partially in the order presented in the thesis statement.

Ideas are mostly consistent and/or are presented in a logical order. Transition words are used adequately to move from idea, paragraph, and/ or sentence to the next throughout most of the paper. Body paragraphs are mostly in the order presented in thesis statement.

Ideas are completely consistent and/or are clearly presented in a logical order. Transition words are used effectively to move from idea, paragraph, and/ or sentence to the next throughout the paper. Body paragraphs are in the order presented in thesis statement.

5. Conclusion

Weight: 15%

Conclusion does not paraphrase or rephrase the thesis in a new way.  It does not leave a lasting impression.

Conclusion attempts to paraphrase or rephrase the thesis in a new way. It attempts to leave a lasting impression.

Conclusion paraphrases or rephrases some of the thesis in a new way. It sufficiently left a lasting impression.

Conclusion adequately paraphrases or rephrases the thesis in a new way. It was somewhat effective in leaving a lasting impression.

Conclusion effectually paraphrases or rephrases the thesis in a new way. It left a powerful lasting impression.

 

Points:

Draft - 50

Revision -

150

 

Assignment 2: Informative Essay

 

Criteria

Unacceptable

 

Below 60% - F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% - D

Fair

 

70-79% - C

Proficient

 

80-89% - B

Exemplary

 

90-100% - A

6. Grammar,  Mechanics, Punctuation, and APA Formatting

Weight: 25%

There are more than 8 mechanics, grammar, and punctuation errors. The paper is not double-spaced; font is incorrect; margins are not one-inch on all sides, and, there may not be a cover page. It does not have headers, pages numbers, indented paragraphs, and/or hanging indents.  Did not appropriately use in-text citations throughout the body. No References page.

There are 7-8 mechanics, grammar, and punctuation errors. The paper is double-spaced;

font is correct; margins are one-inches on any sides, and, there is a cover page. It only includes 1 of the following elements:  headers, pages numbers, indented paragraphs, and/or hanging indents.  All citations are missing or have been used improperly in the essay and References page.

There are 5-6 mechanics, grammar, and punctuation errors. The paper is double-spaced; font is correct; margins are one-inches on any sides, and, there is a cover page. It includes 2 of the following elements: headers, pages numbers, indented paragraphs, and/or hanging indents.  Some in-text citations are improperly placed, missing, or not developed. Most of the References page is correct.

There are 3-4 mechanics, grammar, and punctuation errors. The paper is double-spaced; font is correct; margins are one-inches on any sides, and, there is a cover page. It includes 3 of the following elements:  headers, pages numbers, indented paragraphs, and/or hanging indents. Two credible sources are properly cited with some errors. References page is correct.

There are 0-2 mechanics, grammar, and punctuation errors. The paper is double-spaced; font is correct; margins are one-inches on any sides; and, there is a cover page. It includes all of the following elements: headers, pages numbers, indented paragraphs, and/or hanging indents. Two credible sources are properly cited with few or no errors. References page is correct.

 

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