Evaluate information and its source when constructing your beliefs.

Assignment 4.1: Research Paper Annotation
Points 100
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Description

Students will find, read, and annotate an academic article related to their research manuscript topic.

Objectives

Evaluate information and its source when constructing your beliefs.
Compare different perspectives on a real-world issue.
Instructions

1. Using the Internet or library as a resource, find an academic article related to your research manuscript topic. Once you have found an article, copy it into a Microsoft Word document. You have access to Microsoft Word through your Concorde 365 email account.

2. Using the “Track Changes” tool in Microsoft Word, annotate your article. For tips on how to use Track Changes, click on the following links:

Microsoft Office Support: Track Changes in Word (Links to an external site.)
Word 2013: Track Changes and Comments (with video) (Links to an external site.)
Video: How to Track Changes in Word (Links to an external site.)
3. Annotating an article means that you provide a brief analysis of the article. You can begin by reading the article once through to understand the main idea. Then go back and look up any words or concepts you do not understand. Next, look at the points the author makes and any rationale that is provided to back up the main ideas (you may underline, bold, or comment to indicate these). You may also want to note any particular passages that you think are important. Be sure to track all of the edits that you make during your annotation. Review the annotation example below before you start.

4. Write a summary (250-350 words) of the article after you have completed your reading.

Assignment Submission:

The use of outside resources is strongly recommended and all papers must be cited and written in APA format.
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Annotation ExamplePreview the document

Rubric
Annotating Assignment Rubric_2017

Annotating Assignment Rubric_2017

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Assignment Ideas

20.0 pts Ideas are clear, insightful, thought-provoking, and focused so that they consistently support the topic, thesis and audience for the paper.

17.0 pts Ideas are clear and focused to support the topic and a clearly-stated central idea, but are not consistently insightful or thought-provoking.

13.0 pts Ideas are clear but conventional or general, and support the topic, thesis, and audience for the paper.

9.0 pts Ideas are unclear or clichéd and demonstrate a lack of focus in support of the topic or a central idea, which may be vague or missing.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Assignment Development

20.0 pts Development is fresh, with abundant details and examples that arouse audience interest and provide relevant, concrete, specific and insightful evidence in support of sound logic.

17.0 pts Development is adequate, but may lack depth, with details and examples that arouse audience interest and provide relevant, concrete, specific evidence in support of sound logic.

13.0 pts Development is sufficient but general, providing adequate but perhaps not interesting details, examples, and evidence that include no logical fallacies or unsupported claims.

9.0 pts Development is insufficient, providing scarce or inappropriate details, evidence, and examples that may include logical fallacies or unsupported claims.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Organization

20.0 pts Organization is coherent, unified and effective in support of the paper’s purpose/ plan and consistently demonstrates effective and appropriate rhetorical transitions between ideas and paragraphs.

17.0 pts Organization is coherent, unified and effective in support of the paper’s purpose/ plan and usually demonstrates effective and appropriate rhetorical transitions between ideas and paragraphs

13.0 pts Organization is coherent and unified overall in support of the essay’s purpose/ plan, but is ineffective at times and may demonstrate abrupt or weak transitions between ideas or paragraphs.

9.0 pts Organization is confused and fragmented in support of the essay’s purpose/ plan and demonstrates a lack of structure or coherence that negatively affects readability.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Style & Mechanics

20.0 pts Readable and rhetorically effective in tone, incorporating varied sentence structure, precise word choice and correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. (Mastery of style)

17.0 pts Style is readable and rhetorically effective in tone, incorporating varied sentence structure, effective word choice, and correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. (Effective style)

13.0 pts Style is readable, but unremarkable in tone, sometimes including a lack of sentence variety effective word choice, or some distracting, but not serious, errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation. (Readable but inconsistent style)

9.0 pts Style is incoherent or inappropriate in tone, including a lack of sentence variety, ineffective or inappropriate word choice, and serious errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation. (Ineffective style)

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Format

20.0 pts Format is correct, meets all assignment directions, and works expertly to support the essay’s purpose/plan.

17.0 pts Format is correct, meets all assignment directions, and works generally to support the essay’s purpose/plan.

13.0 pts Format is mostly correct, meets critical aspects of assignment directions, and works mostly to support the essay’s purpose/ plan.

9.0 pts Format is faulty, does not meet sufficient aspects of the assignment direction, and does not support the essay’s purpose/ plan.

20.0 pts

Total Points: 100.0

 

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