Current Issue Analysis Paper

 

Due: October 12 & January 3

 

Directions:

·        Cut out at least 3 news articles from the newspaper, magazines such as Newsweek, Time, or U.S. News & World Report.  You may also print out articles from www.CNN.com or other reputable news sources.  Make sure the date of the article is written out on the article.  Articles cannot be dated beyond 2 months from the paper’s due date.

·        Read the articles.

·        Write a three-paragraph essay analyzing this issue’s importance to current history.  One paragraph will describe the issue’s points; another will look at the connections of this issue to other issues throughout history.  The final paragraph will contain your view or prediction of how important this issue will be to modern citizens of the world.

·        Create an annotated bibliography page and attach to your paper.

·        Attach the research articles to the written paper and hand it when due.

 

This paper is worth 30 points in your Test Category and will be graded based on the attached rubric.

 

You should be ready to discuss some of these issues, especially if they relate to what we are learning. (Good for Participation Points!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY

A

B

C

D

Sources

 

____/5

*All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the desired format. *Minimum 3 sources from appropriate avenues.

*Bibliography is annotated.

*All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but a few are not in the desired format.

*Minimum 3 sources from appropriate avenues. *Bibliography is annotated.

*All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but many are not in the desired format.

*Minimum 3 sources from appropriate avenues.

*Bibliography is annotated.

*Some sources are not accurately documented.

*Less than 3 sources from appropriate avenues.

*Bibliography is not annotated.

Mechanics

 

_____/5

*No grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.

*3-paragraph minimum.

*Includes issue description, connections to history & prediction paragraphs.

*Includes comprehensive & analytic thesis statement.

*Less than 3 grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors. *3-paragraph minimum.

*Includes issue description, connections to history & prediction paragraphs.

*Includes comprehensive and clear thesis statement.

*3-5 grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.

*3-paragraph minimum.

*Does not include one paragraph of issue description, connections to history or prediction.

*Includes basic thesis statement.

*More than 5 grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. *Less than 3 paragraph minimum. *Does not include issue description, connections to history & prediction paragraphs.

*Thesis statement does not cover all three areas of issue.

Quality of Information

 

_____/20

Information clearly relates to the main topic. It includes 3-5 supporting details and/or examples.

Information clearly relates to the main topic. It provides 1-2 supporting details and/or examples.

Information clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/or examples are given.

Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic.

 

 

 

 

 

Date Created: Aug 31, 2004 12:36 pm (CDT)

 


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