Instructions for assignment are all there. A 1-2 page outline must be created and followed. A sample outline will be upload to understand how it should be, must cite APA. The theme of the paper is why you should home school your children instead of them going to school. 12 sources required and 2 of them being peer reviewed journals. please cite the textbook once as well. the book is The American Psychological Association, 2010. American Psychological Association Manual, 6th Edition. Washington, D.C.: The American Psychological Association.
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Signature Assignment for LA 415
Senior Research Seminar – Final Research Paper
Student Learning Outcome(s) Assessed:
Students will be able to:
Description of the Signature Assignment
The final project is centered on selection of an education-related issue from a list of possibilities (see addendum for expanded assignment details). Written reports must include the following components:
Additional Directions for Students
The written project should fall in the range of 15-20 pages of text (excluding references and appendices) and follow APA style (6th edition). You should use some visual data in your paper, but anything beyond 2 pages should be put in an appendix at the end of the paper.The final written project will be due at the last class session.
See topics on the following page.
POSSIBLE RESEARCH TOPICS:
If you think of something that is not on this list, I am open to considering it. At our first class meeting, you will be asked to select a topic (only one person per topic, so come prepared with alternatives). The specific thesis statement and title of your project must be presented to me no later than our second class session.
___ home schooling ___school funding ___college access
___learning disabilities ___low performing schools ___teacher prep/credentialing
___poverty and education ___teacher burn-out ___testing/grading
___school safety ___parent involvement ___extra-curricular activities
___private K-12 schools ___preschool ___religion and public schools
___high school dropouts ___student transportation ___drugs at school
___school facilities ___dress codes ___bilingual education
___teacher recruitment ___classroom management ___physically disabled students
___administrative styles ___dealing with diversity ___school counseling/psychology
___student health ___student learning ___immigrant education
___K-12 curriculum ___No Child Left Behind ___evaluation of teachers
___rewarding good teaching ___improving poor teaching ___school meal/snack programs
___teacher unions ___ school segregation ___physical education
___charter schools ___field trips ___student-teacher relationships
___high-performing schools in low-income neighborhoods ___school discipline
___merit tenure ___special education
Final Paper Outline
LA 415: Senior Research Seminar,Scoring Rubric:
|Criteria||1 = Does not meet expectations||2 = Meets some expectations||3 = Meets expectations||4 = Exceeds expectations||Weight (optional)||Final Score|
|Criteria 1:introduction and statement of the thesis
|Difficult to understand or contextualize||Addresses a contemporary issue||Understandable and coherent||Clear and compelling, cohesive, well referenced||X 1 = 4 possible|
|Criteria 2: Historical context
|Historical context is not linked to current issue||Oblique cursory reference to historical context||Provides reference to related history’s impact on present||Clearly demonstrates the links between past and present events||x1 = 4 possible|
|Criteria 3: Analysis of Issues Involved
|If analysis is present, it is not clearly presented||Analysis is present, albeit with minimal support or reference||Analysis is offered with the development of initial insights||Complex analysis results in the development of new insights
|X 2 = 8 possible|
|Criteria 4: Review of current research/lit
|6 or more sources are correctly cited||8 or more sources are correctly cited||12 or more sources, including at least 1 peer reviewed journal, are correctly cited||12 or more sources, including at least 2 peer reviewed journals are correctly cited
|X 1 = 4 possible|
|Criteria 5: Call to Action, Solutions, Recommendations
|Solutions are not well explained or defended||Attempt to create solutions||Creative, targets the issue, well defended||Well researched, meets industry standards, addresses issues, very creative
|X 1.5 = 6 possible|
|Criteria 6: Writing Style, grammar, spelling, vocabulary
|More than 2-3 corrections are required on each page||1-2 editorial corrections are needed per page||Minimal errors||Excellent writing skills with the absence of errors||X 1.5 = 6 possible|
|Criteria 7: Follows format, length, emphasis on priority issues
|Varies from format and strays from attention to priority issues||Generally follows format and primarily addresses contemporary issues||Follows format and addresses contemporary issues||Follows format and brings new emphasis to contemporary issues||X 1 = 4 possible|
|Criteria 8: Overall Readability, persuasiveness, usefulness
|Difficult to determine assertions and applications||Generally readable with useful suggestions||Readable with targeted areas of persuasive content||Extremely engaging, easy to read, with persuasive applications||X 1 = 4 possible|
|Total||40 points possible|
|Total Points||Grade Equivalent Scale for Written Assignment|
|35-40||4 (Exceeds Expectations) = A|
|26-35||3 (Meets Expectations) = B|
|16-25||2 (Meets Some Expectations) = C|
|10 – 16||1 (Does Not Meet Expectations) = D|
|0-9||0 (Can’t Score) = F|
Rubric Score x 2.5 = Assignment Score
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