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Professional Paper Worksheet Guidelines and Grading Rubrics

Updated 7/2018

PURPOSE

The purpose of this assignment is to allow the learner to demonstrate good organization, appropriate resources, and correct APA formatting for preparing a professional paper.

COURSE OUTCOMES

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

CO3. Demonstrate effective verbal, written, and technological communication using legal and ethical standards for transferring knowledge using success resources provided to Chamberlain students. (PO3)

CO4. Integrate critical thinking and judgment in professional decision-making in collaboration with faculty and peers. (PO4)

CO5. Apply concepts of professionalism when planning for personal, intellectual, and professional development. (PO5)

CO9. Demonstrate accountability for personal and professional development by assessing information and technology competence, implementing plans for upgrading technology skills, and using effective strategies for online student success using resources provided to Chamberlain students. (PO5)

DUE DATE

Submit the assignment by Sunday end of Week 4, 11:59 p.m. MT.

POINTS

This assignment is worth a total of 150 points.

PREPARING THE Professional Paper Worksheet

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Rubric

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Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePage numbers in Hood textbook on the assignmed paper topicStates page numbers in Hood textbook that correspond to the assignment paper topic.

15.0 pts

Clearly states page numbers in Hood textbook that correspond to the assigned paper topic.

13.0 pts

States page numbers in Hood textbook that correspond to the assigned paper with 1–2 errors.

12.0 pts

States page numbers in Hood textbook that correspond to the assigned paper with 3 errors.

6.0 pts

States page numbers in Hood textbook that correspond to the assigned paper with 4 or more errors.

0.0 pts

Does not state page numbers OR does not state page numbers for assigned paper topic.

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGeneral Reference FormatProvides a general reference in the format from the Publication manual of the APA.

5.0 pts

Types the general reference format for a journal article from Publication Manual of the APA from page 198 with 0-1 errors.

4.0 pts

Types the general reference format for a journal article from Publication Manual of the APA from page 198 with 2-3 errors.

3.0 pts

Types the general reference format for a journal article from Publication Manual of the APA from page 198 with 4-5 errors.

2.0 pts

Types the general reference format for a journal article from Publication Manual of the APA from page 198 with 6-8 errors.

0.0 pts

Does not type the General Reference Format from page 198 of the Publication Manual of the APA OR Types the general reference format for a journal article from Publication Manual of the APA from page 198 with more than 8 errors.

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReference for Journal ArticleType the reference using correct APA formatting using information from the Publication manual of the APA and the Chamberlain Guidelines for Writing Professional Papers. [See page 198 in APA Manual and page 5 from Chamberlain Guidelines for Writing Professional Papers]

30.0 pts

Reference for the assigned article is typed using correct APA format including: author(s), year, article title, journal name, volume number, issue number, page numbers, italics, parentheses, punctuation, double line spacing, and hanging indent. Include DOI if available. Minimal or no errors (0–1 error).

26.0 pts

Reference for the assigned article is typed using APA format including the items at left with 2–3 errors.

24.0 pts

Reference for the assigned article is typed using APA format including the items at left with 4-5 errors.

11.0 pts

Reference typed with 6-8 errors in APA format from the items at left.

0.0 pts

Reference is not for the assigned article OR APA format includes more than 8 errors.

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuotation and CitationTypes a quotation that follows correct APA formatting. [See pages 170-171 and 177 in APA Manual and page 5 from Chamberlain Guidelines for Writing Professional Papers]

30.0 pts

Types a quotation (10–25 words) from assigned article using correct APA citation including quotation marks, authors’ names, year, page numbers, and parentheses with no errors or one minor error. Did not use words or ideas that the authors cited from another source.

26.0 pts

Types a quotation (10–25 words) from assigned article using APA citation including items at left with 2–3 minor errors. Did not use words or ideas that the authors cited from another source.

24.0 pts

Quotation slightly too long or too short. OR Types a quotation (10–25 words) from assigned article using APA citation with 4-5 errors. Did not use words or ideas that the authors cited from another source.

11.0 pts

Quotation excessively too long or too short, or quoted selected words or ideas the author of the article cited from another source, or 6-7 errors in APA format.

0.0 pts

More than 7 errors in APA quotation format.

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeParaphrased Area and CitationTypes an appropriately worded paraphrase. [See pages 171 and 177 in APA Manual and page 5 from Chamberlain Guidelines for Writing Professional Papers]

30.0 pts

Types appropriately paraphrased version of the words quoted (in the previous section) using correct APA citation including authors’ names, year, and parentheses with 0-1 error.

26.0 pts

Types mostly appropriately paraphrased version of the words quoted (in the previous section) using correct APA citation including authors’ names, year, and parentheses with 2–3 errors in paraphrasing or citation.

24.0 pts

Types minimally appropriately paraphrased version of the words quoted (in the previous section) using APA citation including authors’ names, year, and parentheses with 4-5 errors.

11.0 pts

Poorly paraphrased version and/or APA citation with 6 or more errors.

0.0 pts

Copied several sequential words from article.

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProfessional Paper OutlineDevelops an outline for the professional paper.

40.0 pts

Develops outline for professional paper including introduction, 2 subtopics consistent with each of the two main topics provided, and conclusion (as required on Template). Excellent specifics used.

35.0 pts

Develops outline for professional paper including introduction, 2 subtopics consistent with each of the two main topics provided, and conclusion (as required on Template). Mostly good specifics used.

32.0 pts

Develops outline for professional paper including introduction, 1-2 subtopics consistent with each of the two main topics provided, and conclusion (as required on Template). Fair specifics used.

15.0 pts

Develops minimal outline for professional paper that may not include all of the following: introduction, 2 subtopics consistent with each of the two main topics provided, and conclusion (as required on Template). Subtopics minimal in quality. Some items may be missing. Minimal specifics used.

0.0 pts

Outline not provided.

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