The Research Paper

You can pick one topic from the Power Point attached

The Research Paper shall not exceed five (5) pages in length not including the title page, abstract and references. BE AWARE, it is far more difficult to write a quality paper that is shorter in length. To help achieve the highest grade possible, before writing your paper, please assure that you have (1) carefully researched the issue to be studied (at least seven (7) scholarly or academic resources should be consulted, considering both sides of the issue identified); (2) carefully analyzed the pertinent issue; (3) removed any excess or unneeded verbiage; (4) proofread the paper for proper grammatical structure, (5) clearly, articulately, and concisely addressed the issue raised (this will require considerable time and thought on each student’s part); and (6) is formatted per APA guidelines. The Research Paper will emphasize CRITICAL THINKING, and will require incorporating into the analysis of the issue identified the various concepts discussed in class, in outside readings, and in the textbook.

(Week 8). 100 points.

Course Objective(s): All.

Below is the rubric your work will be scored against:

Performance

Levels

Dimensions &
(CLO/SLO Addressed)

 

Exemplary (4)

 

Accomplished (3)

 

Developing (2)

 

Beginning (1)

Dimension 1:Identification of Legal, Ethical, and Biblical Issues

CLO – 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3

SLO – – 1.1, 1.2, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.4

Correctly identifies all legal, ethical, and Biblical issues presented without error. Identifies most legal, ethical, and Biblical issues with minor errors. Identifies some issues. Multiple issues are not identified and/or identification contains multiple errors Does not identify issues and/or paper contains multiple errors and/or major errors.
Dimension 2: Statement of Legal Regulations

CLO – 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3

SLO – – 1.1, 1.2, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4

Correctly states all applicable legal regulations without error. Correctly states most applicable legal regulations with minor errors. States some legal regulations. Multiple regulations are missing and/or stated with multiple errors. Does not identify legal regulations and/or paper contains multiple errors and/or major errors.
Dimension 3:

Analysis of Legal, Ethical, and Biblical Issues

CLO – 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3

SLO – – 1.1, 1.2, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4

Analyzes all legal, ethical, and Biblical issues from an objective viewpoint, using the facts and rules of law to guide analysis. Analyzes most legal, ethical, and Biblical issues from an objective viewpoint. Uses some facts and/or rules of law to guide analysis. Analyzes some issues, mainly from only one viewpoint. Facts and/or rules of law are not a driving force of analysis. The analysis does not take competing viewpoints into account. Facts and/or rules of law are used sparingly or not at all.
Dimension 4:

Articulation of Conclusion

CLO – 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.1, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3

SLO – – 1.1, 1.2, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4

Directly articulates conclusion in an organized, logical manner. Gives an exemplary demonstration of how and why analysis supports a conclusion. Directly articulates conclusion. The conclusion shows minor errors in organization and/or logic. Gives a competent demonstration of how and why analysis supports a conclusion. The conclusion is conveyed to the reader but is not directly stated. Gives competent but flaws demonstration of how and why analysis supports a conclusion. The conclusion is not directly stated, nor presented in an organized, logical manner. Does not demonstrate how analysis supports a conclusion.
Dimension 5:Writing/APA Formatting

CLO – 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

SLO – 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Formal, mature, polished, and scholarly academic voice is present. Paper is well organized, error-free, effective, and professional in strict APA format Clear and competent academic voice with occasional errors. Competent, developing academic voice and/or multiple errors. Informal voice with consistent errors.