Assignment

Write a persuasive essay that urges readers to accept your viewpoint on an issue and to take action on that issue. The essay should use at least one credible source to support your persuasive stance.  APA formatted in-text citation(s) and a reference page are required for the source(s) too.

Please save the essay as a Word (.doc) document and submit it as an attachment.  The essay should be a minimum of 3 paragraphs in length: introduction, body, and conclusion.  Include a clear thesis statement that is developed throughout your essay.

for michael smith only
Grading Rubric CATEGORY 1-0 Purpose The paper has a clear thesis that encourages the reader to accept the author’s viewpoint and take action on an issue. The paper has a thesis that encourages the reader to accept the author’s viewpoint and take action on an issue. The paper has a thesis that addresses an issue but does not encourage the reader to accept the author’s viewpoint or take action on an issue. The paper lacks clear thesis. Intro does not encourage reader to accept the author’s viewpoint or take action on an issue. Introduction (Organization) The introduction is inviting, states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper. The introduction clearly states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper, but is not particularly inviting to the reader. The introduction states the main topic, but does not adequately preview the structure of the paper nor is it particularly inviting to the reader. There is no clear introduction of the main topic or structure of the paper. Organization and Structure The paper breaks the information into point-by-point or block-by-block structure. Effectively provides thoughtful and strong persuasive arguments and examples in support of thesis. The paper breaks the information into point-by-point structure or block-by-block. Provides strong persuasive arguments and examples in support of thesis. Organizational pattern not identifiable. Some details are not in a logical or expected order, and this distracts the reader. Provides some persuasive argument and examples in support of thesis. Lacking clear organization and persuasive arguments and examples in support of thesis. Transitions, Grammar, and Spelling The paper moves smoothly from one idea to the next and uses transition words and subtle transitions to show relationships between ideas. Writer makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distracts the reader from the content. The paper moves from one idea to the next, but may lack or misuse transition words to show relationships between ideas. Writer makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content. Transitions may be missing; connections between ideas are fuzzy or illogical. Writer makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content. Transitions missing; connections between ideas hard to determine. Writer makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distracts the reader from the content. Academic integrity All sources are cited correctly using APA format, Grammarly report and academic integrity statement are submitted. All sources are cited but not in correct format, Grammarly report and academic integrity statement are submitted. Sources are not cited, but Grammarly report and academic integrity statement are submitted. Sources are not cited, Grammarly report or academic integrity statement are not submitted ..