The Paper is due in Unit 6. Specifically, the paper is due by midnight of the Sunday of Unit 6 in the Central Time Zone. Please submit the paper via an attachment in Rich Text Format or as a Word document.

Please post your paper by midnight on Sunday of Unit 6 (central time). Thanks! For your convenience, I have posted the Grading Rubric for the Paper here for you. You may want to review the Unit 2 Paper Topics discussion thread for helpful tips.

Grading Rubric for the Paper

Timeline:

The Paper Topic is due in Unit 2. If you skipped the Unit 2 Paper Topics thread, you will need to email me your selected topic for approval.
The Paper is due in Unit 6. Specifically, the paper is due by midnight of the Sunday of Unit 6 in the Central Time Zone. Please submit the paper via an attachment in Rich Text Format or as a Word document. Please check your paper for viruses before you send it.
Requirements:

What am I looking for in a paper? I will grade based on content, organization, readability, and grammatical correctness.
Content includes your ideas as well as your research.
Organization includes external transitions (section to section) and internal transitions (paragraph to paragraph and sentence to sentence).
Readability means how well the paper flows. Avoid wordiness and the passive voice. Don’t start your sentences with “it is” or “there are.”
Grammatical correctness includes spelling and other grammar errors including subject-verb agreement.
Papers must contain a title page, an abstract, a main body, and a reference section according to APA style.
Any paper submitted without a reference section will receive a grade of zero. Five different sources are required for the reference section.
If the main body (not including the title page, abstract, or references section) of your paper is not at least four full pages, you will receive a lower grade. (This paper must be 2000 words at a minimum. Be sure you are meeting the word count.)
Papers with only three pages in the main body will receive no more than 75% (150 points).
Papers with two pages in the main body will receive no more than 50% (100 points).
Point Distribution: Your grade will be reported to you in the number of points you earned. To figure out your letter grade, take the number of points and divide it by 200. For example, 180 points divided by 200 = .9 which is an A.

Late policy: If work is due at midnight, then 12:01 is late. Late work will receive no higher than a C for 1 day late, no higher than 50% for 2 days late, and a 0 for anything after 2 days.

Guidelines and Tips
· After you write your paper, read each word out loud. You will find most of your errors.

· Don’t forget Park’s writing lab as a resource.

· Edit your finished draft at least twice (once for organization and once for grammar mistakes).

· What is APA style? For writing tips and information on the APA style, try the Writing Resources category in the Webliography or the following website which has an example of a student paper in APA 7th edition:

APA Style and Formatting (Links to an external site.)

· Wikipedia is not a reliable resource and cannot be quoted or used as a source in any Business Law papers. Why? Basically, anyone can add to wikipedia. That makes it unreliable. To get around this, you can go to sources cited by authors in wikipedia, check to see if the material cited is there, and cite the original source.

· When and how do I turn in this paper? The paper is due by midnight of the Sunday of Unit 6 in the Central Time Zone. Submit your paper via an attachment in Rich Text Format or as a Word document. Please check your paper for viruses before you send it. Note: Keep electronic file copies of all materials submitted until you receive your grade in this class.

· The body of your paper must be a minimum of 4 full pages of text. This does NOT include a title page, abstract, body and reference page in APA style.

Special Attention Please:

· Your paper must be original work—not work already submitted in another class. Doing so will result in a grade of 0 for the paper. You have to do a new paper on a new topic in this class.

· Do not plagiarize (copying or using the work of others without giving them credit). Use parenthetical references (APA style) within your paper to document all quotations, minor details (for example, statistics), and opinions that are not yours. However, do not document your own opinions. In the past, several students have copied their entire papers from the Internet. These students received a 0 on the assignment and were reported to the administration.

Any paper submitted without a reference section will receive a grade of zero.

Please visit the rubric under Assignments and Grading in the Course Information Module for more directions on the Research Paper.

Due Date
Submit the research paper by 11:59 pm., Sunday CT.

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Rubric
MG260 Research Paper Rubric
MG260 Research Paper Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization
40 to >35.9 pts
Tables and charts contribute to understanding. Should be remarkably well- ordered. Has some original insight. Has strong internal organization within each section. Uses clear and effective transitions between and within sections. Develops proper paragraph structure with topic sentences for all paragraphs and good transitions; ideas are developed logically with flow. Paper contains a title page, an abstract, a main body of 4-5 pages, and a reference section. Paper is composed of five major sections: introduction, topic #1 as it applies to your business, topic #2 as it applies to your business, topic #3 as it applies to your business, and conclusion.
35.9 to >31.9 pts
Tables and charts are easy to understand. Should be well-ordered and have internal organization within each section. Uses transitions between and within sections that are mostly clear and effective. Develops unified and coherent ideas within paragraphs with generally adequate transitions; clear overall organization relating most ideas together. Paper contains a title page, an abstract, a main body of 4-5 pages, and a reference section. Paper is composed of five major sections: introduction, topic #1 as it applies to your business, topic #2 as it applies to your business, topic #3 as it applies to your business, and conclusion.
31.9 to >27.9 pts
Tables and charts are understandable Paper order is adequate with internal organization within each section Uses transitions between sections that are mostly clear and effective Develops coherent ideas within paragraphs with generally adequate transitions; overall organization relating many ideas together Paper contains a title page, an abstract, a main body of 4 pages, and a reference section Paper is composed of five major sections: introduction, topic #1 as it applies to your business, topic #2 as it applies to your business, topic #3 as it applies to your business, and conclusion.
27.9 to >19.9 pts
Tables and charts difficult to understand Is not clearly organized Lacks transitions between sections Has several sentences that are monotonous or confusing Develops and organizes ideas in paragraphs that are not connected well with transitions; some overall organization, but some ideas may seem illogical and/or unrelated Paper lacks a title page or an abstract. The main body of the paper is less than four pages. Paper is not composed of five major sections: introduction, topic #1 as it applies to your business, topic #2 as it applies to your business, topic #3 as it applies to your business, and conclusion.
19.9 to >0 pts
Complete lack of organization; difficult to comprehend Lacks transitions between most sections Has many sentences that are monotonous or incomprehensible Paper lacks a title page, an abstract, or a reference section. The main body of the paper is less than four pages. Paper is not composed of five major sections: introduction, topic #1 as it applies to your business, topic #2 as it applies to your business, topic #3 as it applies to your business, and conclusion.
40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent & Analysis
40 to >35.9 pts
Content is compelling, original, genuinely debatable, focused, specific, and states the main issues/problems in the paper. The business you chose was clearly researched as it pertains to your three chosen topics, and best practices your business or other businesses are using to address challenges in your topic areas were thoroughly discussed. Presents an exemplary and insightful and thorough analysis of all identified issues/problems and discusses solutions thoroughly. Presentation goes above and beyond the expectations outlined in the research paper.
35.9 to >31.9 pts
Content is clear but the issue/problem presented may have shifting focus and/or specificity or lack originality. Presents a thorough analysis of all identified issues/problems and discusses solutions. The business you chose was researched as it pertains to your three chosen topics, and best practices your business or other businesses are using to address challenges in your topic areas were discussed.
31.9 to >27.9 pts
Supporting details and information are adequate, but several key issues or portions are missing, unresolved, or unsupported; little original analysis. The business you chose was researched as it pertains to your three chosen topics, and best practices your business or other businesses are using to address challenges in your topic areas were discussed.
27.9 to >19.9 pts
Supporting details and information are unclear or unsupported. No original analysis or ideas; simply restates what others have said. The business you chose was not adequately researched as it pertains to your three chosen topics, and best practices your business or other businesses are using to address challenges in your topic areas were not discussed adequately.
19.9 to >0 pts
Supporting details and information are very unclear or not related at all to the topic; no supporting details or information; no original analysis. Content is limited, inconsistent or absent, and does not support the issue of the paper. Presents a superficial or incomplete analysis of some of the identified issues; inadequately discussed solutions. The business you chose was not adequately researched as it pertains to your three chosen topics, and best practices your business or other businesses are using to address challenges in your topic areas were not discussed.
40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReadability/Writing Style
40 to >35.9 pts
Style is extremely uniform throughout. Avoids the passive voice, slang, cliché, and jargon, while using sophisticated vocabulary. Appropriate to the assignment (formal and in third person). Engages readers’ interest. Is accurate (no far-fetched, unsupported comments). Is precise (says what you mean). Is concise (not wordy).
35.9 to >31.9 pts
Style is uniform throughout. Few instances of passive voice, slang, cliché, and jargon, and uses college vocabulary. Should generally be appropriate to the assignment. Is accurate (no far-fetched, unsupported comments). Is precise (says what you mean).
31.9 to >27.9 pts
Style is mostly consistent throughout and adequate for type of paper. Some instances of passive voice, slang, cliché, and jargon, and uses high school level vocabulary.
27.9 to >19.9 pts
Style lacks consistency; detracts from the flow or understanding of the paper. Some instances of passive voice, slang, cliché, and jargon, and uses high school level vocabulary. Is appropriate in places, but elsewhere is vague, informal, or too subjective. Use of first or second person instead of third person.
19.9 to >0 pts
Style is entirely inconsistent; makes understanding of the paper difficult to impossible. Little or no attempt to avoid passive voice, slang, cliché, and jargon, and vocabulary is basic and unvaried. Use of first or second person instead of third person.
40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammatical Correctness
Grammar, Spelling, and Formatting
40 to >35.9 pts
Almost no grammatical or spelling errors; no formatting errors. No grammar errors; effective word choice and sentence variety; superior facility with the conventions of standard written English.
35.9 to >31.9 pts
Very few grammatical or spelling errors; few formatting errors. Competent word choice and sentence variety; competence with the conventions of standard written English.
31.9 to >27.9 pts
Some grammatical or spelling errors; some formatting errors Word choice and sentence variety are unvaried.
27.9 to >19.9 pts
Noticeable spelling and grammatical errors; several formatting errors. Word choice and sentence variety are unvaried.
19.9 to >0 pts
Frequent misspelled words, serious grammatical errors or format flaws.
40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntegration of Source Materials
Papers must contain a title page, an abstract, a main body, and a reference section according to APA style. Any paper submitted without a reference section will receive a grade of zero. If the main body (not including the title page, abstract, or references section) of your paper is not at least four full pages, you will receive a lower grade. Papers with only three pages in the main body will receive no more than 75% (150 points). Papers with two pages in the main body will receive no more than 50% (100 points). For a descriiption of the four parts of an APA paper, please see: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/1/.
40 to >35.9 pts
Used more than the minimum number (5+) of sources; material used taken from wide variety of scholarly sources; expertly referenced in APA format within the paper and reference page; no mistakes on reference page. Quotations are used sparingly and are less than 5% of the paper. Parenthetical citations are used whenever a source is quoted or paraphrased; the paper contains a reference section listing all sources used in APA.
35.9 to >31.9 pts
Used at least the minimum number (5) of sources; material used taken from variety of scholarly sources; well referenced in APA format within the paper and reference page; no more than one mistake on reference page. Quotations are used sparingly and are less than 5% of the paper. Parenthetical citations are used whenever a source is quoted or paraphrased; the paper contains a reference section listing all sources used in APA.
31.9 to >27.9 pts
Used at least the minimum number (5) of sources; material used is mostly from scholarly sources; adequately referenced in APA format within the paper and reference page; few mistakes on reference page. Quotations are used sparingly and are less than 5% of the paper. Parenthetical citations are used whenever a source is quoted or paraphrased. The paper contains a reference section listing all sources used in APA.
27.9 to >19.9 pts
Used less than the minimum number (4 or less) of sources; material not from scholarly sources; some material not referenced or referenced inappropriately; some mistakes on reference page. Quotations are used frequently and are more than 5% of the paper. The paper contains a reference section listing all sources used in APA.
19.9 to >0 pts
Limited or no sources; material not from scholarly sources; if sources used, not appropriately incorporated into paper; multiple mistakes on reference page. Quotations are overused and are more than 10% of the paper. Parenthetical citations are not used or are used rarely. The paper does not contain a reference section listing all sources used in APA.
40 pts

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