essay

My Topic: Gender violence is a problem that always moves around as a social issue. Gender differences can cause conflicts and violence with each other. As I am going to write, I want to talk about what the fundamental problems are, conflicts and solutions, and how to implement them.

the topic is open but must be cleared with me. A one paragraph topic proposal is due week 9,in class. A rubric for paper is included at end of the syllabus. You submit the paper via BlackBoard.  
You can use other sources as well. 

CRITICALREVIEW PAPER RUBRIC (30 points)

 

CONTENT

Sophisticated

Highly Competent

Fairly Competent

Introduction
 
2 points

2  
Clear, eloquentidentification ofnuanced centralargument. clear sense of evidence / key points to follow. Reveals organizational structure of paper. Guides reader smoothly and logically into the body of the paper.

1
Thesis paragraph clearly identifies central argument. Gives reader a reasonably good sense of the nature of the evidence that will follow.

0
Identifies central argument but is not stated sufficiently clearly. Does not guide the reader into the body of the paper.

Conclusion
 
2 points

2
Elegantly synthesize and reframe key points from the paper. Suggest newperspectives or questions relevant to the central argument and bring closure.

1
Synthesizes and brings closure but doesnt examine new perspectives or questions.

0
Restates same points as topic paragraph without reframing them; introduces new material rather than new perspectives.

Organization
 
4 points

4-3
Logical and quickly apparent. Connections among paragraphs are clearly articulated and transitions betweenparagraphs aresmooth.Every paragraph makes one distinct and coherent point, expressed in a clear topic sentence; the parts of each paragraph connect logically and persuasively, and internal transitions are smooth.

2-1
Logical and apparent overall, but transitions not consistently smooth. Every paragraph makes one distinct and coherent point and, for the most part, the parts of each paragraph connect logically and effectively. In most paragraphs the point is expressed in clear topic sentence. 

0
Can only be discerned with effort; not all parts of paper fit; not all parts of paper are effectively integrated. In several paragraphs there is no distinct, coherent point; topic sentences are often missing or unclear; parts of paragraphs do not connect logically
 

Mechanics
 
2 points

2
Clean, formatted correctly. No incomplete or run-on sentences
Title; Quotes are properly attributed and cited. No spelling or grammatical errors

1
A few minor spelling or grammatical errors.
Quotes are properly attributed and cited.
 

0
Several spelling and / or grammatical errors.
Title. In a few places quotes are not attributed or cited.

Grasp of Readings discussed
6 points

6-5
Represents the theories and concepts accurately, fairly,eloquently.Represents outsideauthors argumentscorrectly, and demonstrates firm grasp of authors arguments.

4-3
Represents theories and concepts accurately and clearly.

2-0
Represents theories and concepts accurately but not very clearly or thoroughly; there are minor inaccuracies.

Depth of Analysis
8 points

8-6
Goes beyond assignment to explore implications of arguments or evidence in new contexts or in particularly thoughtful, insightful, perhaps original ways. Paper shows nuanced grasp of relevant concepts and theories and the ability to apply them with facility.

5-3
Fully meets parameters of the assignment but does not exceed them. Demonstrates good grasp of concepts and theories but some awkwardness in applying them.

2-0
Does not address some aspects of assignment; it demonstrates a somewhat shaky grasp of relevant concepts and theories.

Evidence
 
6 points

6-5
Rich, detailed and well-chosen evidence to support central argument. Each section employs appropriate illustrations and/or quotations. Connection between argument and evidence if clearly and compellingly articulated in all cases. Where applicable, important opposing evidence is considered and convincingly refuted.

4-3
Well-chosen though not particularly rich or detailed. The connection between argument and evidence is clearly articulated; where applicable, opposing evidence is considered and refuted.

2-0
Connection between argument and evidence is not clearly articulated in all cases; where applicable consideration of opposing evidence is cursory, or evidence is not convincingly refuted.