Write a paper addressing a question that can best be answered by a combination of your own learning from experience and evidence from sources

The purpose of this assignment is to receive feedback and suggestions from your instructor on the rough draft of your term paper prior to finding and incorporating evidence from sources into the final version of the paper due at the end of the course. The feedback and suggestions from your instructor, along with the reader feedback from your peers will help inform the second draft of your paper, which is due in Week 6.

The rough draft should follow these guidelines:

Write a paper addressing a question that can best be answered by a combination of your own learning from experience and evidence from sources. You will identify the question that the paper will answer, the purpose of the paper, and the paper’s intended audience. You will also choose the genre of the to align with its purpose and audience. Possible genre choices include personal essay, white paper, proposal, blog post, and magazine article, among others. The paper will follow the ENGL-110 Term Paper Style Sheet. Please note that evidence from sources will not be included in your rough draft, just what is coming from your own knowledge and experience.

Submit the rough draft of your ENGL-110 Term Paper to the instructor for grading and feedback by Sunday at 11:59 pm. The ENGL-110 Term Paper Rough Draft Rubric will be used to grade this assignment.

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Rubric
ENGL-110 Term Paper Rubric
ENGL-110 Term Paper Rough Draft Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome:
20 pts
Full Engagement
The rhetorical situation of source-based writing is addressed by the draft. The content and perspective are clearly from the writer’s own knowledge and experience.
17 pts
Developing Engagement
The rhetorical situation of source-based writing is addressed by the draft, with some gaps in perspective, voice and/or tone.
15 pts
Basic Engagement
The rhetorical situation of source-based writing is addressed by the draft, but with significant gaps in perspective, voice and/or tone.
0 pts
No Credit
Assignment not submitted or the rhetorical situation of source-based writing has not been met; the submission is a research paper draft relying on information from outside sources.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePurpose
20 pts
Full Engagement
The purpose of the paper is evident.
17 pts
Developing Engagement
The purpose of the paper is implied.
15 pts
Basic Engagement
The purpose of the paper cannot be surmised.
0 pts
No Credit
Assignment Not Submitted
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAudience
20 pts
Full Engagement
The audience for the paper is evident.
17 pts
Developing Engagement
The audience for the paper is implied.
15 pts
Basic Engagement
The audience for the paper cannot be surmised.
0 pts
No Credit
Assignment Not Submitted
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCentral Question
20 pts
Full Engagement
The question the paper will answer is evident.
17 pts
Developing Engagement
The question the paper will answer is implied.
15 pts
Basic Engagement
The question the paper will answer is not present, or it is unclear.
0 pts
No Credit
Assignment Not Submitted
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeControl of Grammar, Syntax & Mechanics
15 pts
Full Engagement
Follows standard conventions of written English in a way that doesn’t impede reading or understanding. Minimal errors are present.
13 pts
Developing Engagement
Follows standard conventions of written English in a way that doesn’t seriously impede reading or understanding, although there are errors present.
11 pts
Basic Engagement
Frequent errors in grammar or mechanics impede reading or understanding.
0 pts
No Credit
Assignment Not Submitted
15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGenre
5 pts
Full Engagement
The genre of the paper is evident.
4 pts
Developing Engagement
The genre of the paper is implied.
3 pts
Basic Engagement
The genre of the paper is unclear.
0 pts
No Credit
Assignment not submitted, or the genre is a research essay.
5 pts
Total Points: 100