Research

ASSIGNMENT 1

Writing Activity 1: Prewriting & Research Assignment Due Week 3 and worth 100 points

Instructions: Follow the three-step process outlined in Webtext chapter 3 to complete and

submit Writing Activity 1. For additional help, watch the video tutorial in your

course, which will walk you through the process.

Step 1

Complete the following prewriting activities in your Webtext.

Week 1: Select Your Topic

Week 2: Develop Your Position and Draft Your Supporting Points

Week 3: Research Organizer

Step 2

Download and Edit Your Work

Download

Complete all the activities and templates in your Webtext. Then

download your Prewriting & Research Assignment from the Webtext.

(*** You will need to finish all writing templates before you are able to

download the assignment)

Edit Your Work

Run your Microsoft Word document through Grammarly to identify and

correct any issues with grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence

structure, and style. NOTE: Refer to the Webtext to learn how to sign

up for and use Grammarly.

Remember to remove all of the Grammarly comments and underlined

words before you submit!

 

Step 3

Submit to Blackboard

Go to week 3 in your course and upload your Prewriting & Research Assignment.

Congratulations, you are well on your way to writing a great persuasive paper!

 

RUBRIC

Grading for this activity will be based on the following rubric:

POINTS: 100 WRITING ACTIVITY 1: PREWRITING & RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT

 

Criteria

 

No Credit

0%

Partial Credit

75%

Full Credit

100%

1. Select Your Topic Activities

 

Weight: 25%

 

 

The student did not

complete or submit

any part of the

activity.

The student completed and submitted only some parts of the activity.

The student completed and submitted all parts of the activity.

2. Develop Your Position and Your Supporting Points

Weight: 35%

The student did not

develop their position

or include any

supporting points.

The position or supporting points were not fully complete.

The student developed their position and supporting points.

 

 

3. Research

Organizer

Weight: 35%

The student did not

include any sources

in the Research

Organizer.

The student included

5 or fewer sources,

and may or may not

have summarized

and described the

support of the top

three sources. Or

the student may have

included 6 sources

and only summarized

1-2 of the top three

sources.

The student included

6 sources. For each

of the top three

sources, the student

provided a summary

and identified how

that source supports

the student’s position.

4. Editing

Weight: 5%

The student did not

appear to edit their

work. Many errors in

spelling, grammar, or

style are present.

The student partially

edited their work. Some

errors in spelling,

grammar, or style are

present.

The student fully

edited their work.

Few or no errors in

spelling, grammar,

or style are present.

 

 

  • ASSIGNMENT 1
    • Writing Activity 1: Prewriting & Research Assignment
    • Instructions:
      • Step 1
      • Step 2
      • Step 3
  • RUBRIC
    • Grading for this activity will be based on the following rubric: