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Formatting: The paper conforms to the formatting guidelines provided in the Instructions: double-spaced, 12pt Times Roman font, 1-inch margins; the appropriate use of titles, headings, sections and citations is evident.
threshold: pts
12.0 pts
Full Marks
6.0 pts
At least one, but no more than two criteria missing.
0.0 pts
No Marks
pts
12.0 pts
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Length: Approximately 1000 to 1,500 words of manuscript text were provided--not including title page, referrences page, and/or any captions.
threshold: pts
8.0 pts
Full Marks
0.0 pts
No Marks
pts
8.0 pts
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Citations provided: Ideas drawn from References are cited consistently throughout the text. Note: verbatim extracts from supporting resources were only used when necessary---a majority of the imported material is paraphrased by the author.
threshold: pts
15.0 pts
Full Marks
8.0 pts
Citations missing for at least one but no more than two items.
4.0 pts
Unnecessary verbatim extract used where paraphrasing was indicated.
0.0 pts
No Marks
pts
15.0 pts
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Development: The central question and focus of the author's argument was evident early in the paper.
threshold: pts
10.0 pts
Full Marks
5.0 pts
The central question was vague
0.0 pts
No Marks
pts
10.0 pts
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Development: At least one major ethical perspective was used in the exposition phase of the paper. Note: relativism and situational ethics may be referenced for developmental purposes, but should not underlie the author's ethical argument.
threshold: pts
15.0 pts
Full Marks
5.0 pts
The author's ethical perspective was not evident from the text.
3.0 pts
No treatment of opposing ethical perspectives were presented.
0.0 pts
No Marks
pts
15.0 pts
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Development: Contrasting, opposing or alternative explanations and/or ethical perspectives should be briefly discussed where appropriate, or, lacking this, a clear statement as to why the explanation or perspective being offered is singular.
threshold: pts
5.0 pts
Full Marks
0.0 pts
No Marks
pts
5.0 pts
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Development: The author's base question and main talking points are fortified and recapitulated in the closing sections/paragraphs.
threshold: pts
15.0 pts
Full Marks
7.0 pts
Unclear how the exposition phase has supported the author's arguments or contributed to the conclusion(s).
0.0 pts
No Marks
pts
15.0 pts
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Bibliography: A bibliography was provided that conforms to either APA or MLA guidelines. References should be sorted and easily recognizable as they appeared within the citations in the text.
threshold: pts
10.0 pts
Full Marks
0.0 pts
No Marks
pts
10.0 pts
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Total Points: 90.0 out of 90.0