RESEARCH PAPER (Fall 2022) (Give your paper a unique title. DON’T call it “Resea
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RESEARCH PAPER (Fall 2022) (Give your paper a unique title. DON’T call it “Research Paper”)
In recent decades, consumption of bottled water in the US has increased despite the fact that the U.S. has some of the safest tap water in the world. Bottled water is a multi-billion-dollar industry. It is also one of the leading contributors to the environmental disaster that is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. As environmental awareness has improved, more people are beginning to question the consumption of bottled water. [GUIDING QUESTION 2 parts] Is Bottled water better than tap? What is responsible for consumer demand for bottled water?[THESIS STATEMENTs 2 parts] Generally, bottled water is no better than tap…. People believe that it is because….
The tone of your essay should be serious, academic, and professional. Your purpose is to inform. Body paragraphs should contain supporting details and statistics cited from reliable expert sources. Sources should be cited using MLA format.
Your essay should consist of the following:
IntroductionNO grabber. Just begin.
Brief statement of the main idea, as I did above (DON’T copy my words)
The GUIDING QUESTIONs
THESIS STATEMENT as an answer to the G.Q.s
Background (this may be divided into more than one paragraph)Brief history of the use of bottled water in the U.S.
Brief description of the bottled water business: You may include any or all of the following:Government regulations
Where the water comes from
How bottled water is produced
How much is spent on bottled water per year or per capita
BP 1 – Is bottled water safer than tap? (this may be divided into more than 1 paragraph)Contents & risks
Risk to environment
4. BP 2 – Why do some people believe bottled water is better
Impact of advertising
Personal or cultural habit
The essay must be at least 5 paragraphs. You may have more than 5. You may divide some of the topics into more than 1 paragraph.
Essay must be in MLA format.Presentation (page format)
Works Cited List
Your essay must contain at least 1 visual (photo, chart, etc.) following the instructions I will provide.
All information from outside sources — including photos — must be cited.
Even if you cite the source, the information must be in YOUR OWN WORDS.
Essay must be submitted through Turnitin Sim Check (on Canvas). ANY ESSAY EXHIBITING ANY OF THE ACADEMIC DISHONESTY WE HAVE PREVIOUSLY STUDIED IN CLASS WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF ZERO. THIS IS NON-NEGOTIABLE.
No more than one quote. The quote should blend seamlessly into your narrative. The quote should serve a purpose. Do NOT dump a meaningless quote into a paragraph just because you are tired of trying to write.RESEARCH PAPER (1)RESEARCH PAPER (1)CriteriaRatingsPts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTONE. GENRE25 to >20.0 ptsFull MarksSubstantially complies with requirements.20 to >10.0 ptsNeeds ImprovementPartially complies with requirements. May lack some expert support. Vocabulary/tone may be inconsistent.10 to >0 ptsNo MarksLacks support. Not academic in tone. Not serious. Based mostly on student’s opinion. PLAGIARISM OR ACADEMIC DISHONESTY.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeORGANIZATION & CONTENT
*At least 5 paragraphs: Introduction, 3 body paragraphs, conclusion.
*Identifies the 2 GUIDING QUESTIONS in the INTRODUCTION.
*THESIS STATEMENT briefly answers the Guiding Questions as the last line[s] of the Introduction.
*Essay fully answers the 2 guiding questions.; essay demonstrates student’s understanding of the issues.
*Essay demonstrates that the student RESEARCHED the issues (did not just copy from Wikipedia or invent “support”). Student read and understood at least 5 sources.
*Essay contains at least TWO VISUALS.
*Essay contains no more than 1 quote.
*DOES NOT ARGUE OR TAKE A POSITION; presents the facts.
*NO PLAGIARISM OR OTHER ACADEMIC DISHONESTY25 to >20.0 ptsFull MarksSubstantially complies with requirements.20 to >10.0 ptsNeeds ImprovementPartially complies with requirements. May argue instead of just presenting the facts. Sources may be inadequate. Treatment of the issues my be superficial or demonstrate lack of knowledge or real research effort.10 to >0 ptsNo MarksLittle or no effort. Lacks understanding of topic or purpose of paper. PLAGIARISM OR ACADEMIC DISHONESTY.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGRAMMAR, WORD CHOICE, PUNCTUATION & SPELLING
WORD CHOICE is generally accurate. Occasional errors do no interfere with readability.
PUNCTUATION is generally correct. Minor errors do not interfere with readability or comprehension.
SPELLING is generally accurate. All important words such as “environment” are spelled correctly. Minor errors no not interfere with readability.25 to >20.0 ptsFull MarksSubstantially complies with expectations. Minor errors do not interfere with comprehension and readability.20 to >10.0 ptsNeeds ImprovementFrequent errors demonstrate lack of understanding and/or editing. Errors somewhat interfere with comprehension or readability.10 to >0 ptsNo MarksSerious and frequent errors show lack of understanding of English and lack of editing. Grammar and/or punctuation errors significantly interfere with comprehension.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFORMAT/MLA
*HEADER: left side of FIRST page 1 contains student name, Professor’s name, class name & date. Top right side of EACH page contains student last name and page number.
EVERYTHING IS DOUBLE SPACED, including the header. No extra space between paragraphs. No extra space in the Works Cited List.
*IN-TEXT CITATIONS are used APPROPRIATELY: Every time the student paraphrases or quotes another writer’s ideas or words.
*IN-TEXT CITATIONS are used CORRECTLY: In parenthesis: Author’s name or the first few words of the title of a source, plus the paragraph #. No paragraph # necessary for visuals. For videos, the minute is used instead of paragraph.
SENTENCE PUNCTUATION FOLLOWS THE PARENTHESIS.
IN-TEXT CITATION easily leads the reader to the complete source on the Works Cited page.
VISUALS follow the rules: preliminary sentence before the visual, label (map map 1, etc.) , title, in-text citation, explanatory sentence after the visual.
WORKS CITED LIST COMPLIES WITH MLA:
Page is entitled Works Cited
Page is in ALPHABETICAL order.
CONTENT complies with MLA as to punctuation, dates, italics, etc.25 to >20.0 ptsFull MarksSubstantially complies with requirements. There may be a few minor errors.20 to >10.0 ptsNeeds ImprovementMajor errors show lack of understanding of MLA requirements or inadequate attempt to comply.10 to >0 ptsNo MarksNo citation; citations to non-existent sources; citation to sources the student clearly did not read (e.g. a URL that no longer exists); fake titles or authors’ names. Evidence that the student did not attempt to comply with MLA. PLAGIARISM OR ACADEMIC DISHONESTY.
Total Points: 100