Global Warming

Argumentative research essay against global warming: people think there is no such thing as global warming Your Research Paper Final Submission should: • be at least 1,500 words long • use at least 8 reliable sources  • be written in clear, academic English • contain clear in-text citations of your sources in APA style • include a clear references list in APA style at the end of your paper Exemplary Accomplished Developing Beginning F CONTENT Points Range: 27 (27.00%) – 30 (30.00%) The text is completely relevant to the research question, is fully developed, and is an original response to and/or an in-depth analysis of the subject matter. Support for the thesis is effective throughout. Refutation (where relevant) is clearly explained and well-developed. Sources are synthesized using quotation, summary and paraphrase. All APA in-text citations, signal phrases and reference lists are well organized, and not over-used. Text meets the length requirement. Points Range: 24 (24.00%) – 26.7 (26.70%) The text is completely relevant to the research question and most points are fully developed. Support for the thesis statement is adequate throughout. Refutation (where relevant) is relevant and explained. Sources are generally incorporated effectively using quotation, summary and paraphrase. APA in-text citations, signal phrases and reference lists are mostly well organized, but direct citations may be overused at times. Text meets the length requirement. Points Range: 21 (21.00%) – 23.7 (23.70%) The text is mostly relevant to the research question, although it may be inconsistently developed. Points made are not always strong enough to effectively support the argument as presented in the thesis statement. Refutation (where relevant) may not be fully explained or may lack clarity. Sources are presented using quotation, summary and paraphrase. The majority of APA in-text citations, signal phrases and reference lists are mostly well organized and accurate, but direct quotations may be overused. Text may fall slightly short of the length requirement. Points Range: 18 (18.00%) – 20.7 (20.70%) The text is only partly relevant, to the research question and lacks sufficient development. Supporting points are largely missing, do not support the proposed argument or are irrelevant to the proposed argument. Refutation (where relevant) may be vague or missing. Sources may be partially plagiarized, inadequately summarized or paraphrased, and/or text may be over-reliant on quotation. APA in-text citations, signal phrases and reference lists are often missing or inaccurate. Text may be well short of the length requirement. Points Range: 0 (0.00%) – 17.7 (17.70%) The text is not relevant to the research question and lacks sufficient development. Supporting points are missing, do not support the proposed argument or are irrelevant to the proposed argument. Refutation is missing. Sources are plagiarized, inadequately summarized or paraphrased, and/or text is over-reliant on quotation. APA in-text citations, signal phrases and reference lists are consistently missing or inaccurate. Text is well short of the length requirement. ORGANIZATION Points Range: 27 (27.00%) – 30 (30.00%) Ideas are sequenced in a logical order throughout. Headings, sections, paragraphs, thesis statements, statement of purpose and topic sentences (where relevant) are used effectively to organize the text. There is effective and accurate use of lexical cohesion and connectors. Points Range: 24 (24.00%) – 26.7 (26.70%) Ideas are sequenced in a logical order, with some exceptions. Headings, sections, paragraphs, thesis statements, statement of purpose and topic sentences (where relevant) are used effectively to organize the text, with some exceptions. There is generally effective and accurate use of lexical cohesion and connectors. Points Range: 21 (21.00%) – 23.7 (23.70%) Ideas are generally sequenced in a logical order, although there may be some places where sequencing is inappropriate, causing meaning to become unclear. There is an attempt to use headings, sections, paragraphs, thesis statements, statement of purpose and topic sentences (where relevant). These elements are used effectively at some points in the text. Some effective use of lexical cohesion and connectors but there may be errors. Points Range: 18 (18.00%) – 20.7 (20.70%) A large proportion of the text lacks logical sequencing of ideas. Key organizing elements (e.g. thesis, topic sentences, etc.) are missing or inadequate. Poor linking and sequencing, causes confusion and makes it difficult to understand the relationship between ideas. There is little effective use of lexical cohesion and connectors. Points Range: 0 (0.00%) – 17.7 (17.70%) The text lacks logical sequencing of ideas. Key organizing elements (e.g. thesis, topic sentences, etc.) are missing. No linking and /or sequencing causes confusion and makes it difficult to understand the relationship between ideas. There is no effective use of lexical cohesion and connectors. STYLE & TONE Points Range: 18 (18.00%) – 20 (20.00%) A wide range of compound and complex sentences, and simple and complex phrases have been used. There are no fragments or run-ons. Tone and style appropriate throughout. There is an extensive range of appropriate vocabulary. Points Range: 16 (16.00%) – 17.8 (17.80%) A range of, compound, complex and simple sentences have been used. There are few fragments or run-ons. Tone and style mostly appropriate. A reasonably broad range of appropriate vocabulary. Points Range: 14 (14.00%) – 15.8 (15.80%) There may be a limited range of compound and complex sentences. The paper may rely mainly on simple sentences or on repetition of a few limited sentence types. There are some fragments and run-ons. There may be errors in style and tone. Range of vocabulary used may be limited or inappropriate in register at times. Points Range: 12 (12.00%) – 13.8 (13.80%) The paper relies almost entirely on simple sentences. Sentence construction may be highly repetitive. There may be many fragments and/or run-ons. Tone and style are frequently inappropriate. Range of vocabulary is very limited and, at times, seems inadequate to the task. Points Range: 0 (0.00%) – 11.8 (11.80%) The paper relies entirely on simple sentences. Sentence construction is highly repetitive. There are many fragments and/or run-ons. Tone and style are frequently inappropriate. Range of vocabulary is very limited and inadequate to the task. CORRECTNESS Points Range: 18 (18.00%) – 20 (20.00%) The paper contains only very occasional errors in punctuation, spelling, grammar or capitalization. The paper shows evidence of careful proof-reading. Points Range: 16 (16.00%) – 17.8 (17.80%) A few minor errors in punctuation, spelling, grammar, or capitalization can be seen in the paper, but these do not detract from the overall meaning and effectiveness. Points Range: 14 (14.00%) – 15.8 (15.80%) Some errors in punctuation, grammar, spelling and capitalization, making it difficult at times to understand meaning. The paper shows little evidence of careful proof-reading. Points Range: 12 (12.00%) – 13.8 (13.80%) Serious errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling and capitalization which make meaning unclear at several points in the paper. The paper has not been proof-read, allowing frequent and sometimes basic errors to remain. Points Range: 0 (0.00%) – 11.8 (11.80%) Serious errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling and capitalization which make meaning unclear throughout the paper. The paper has not been proof-read, showing inability to correct basic errors in grammar and mechanics.