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I have a paper written, but it needs to be more refined.

NEED TO HAVE 4 SCHOLARLY ARTICLES FROM CURRENT ONLINE SCHOOL LIBRARY

Investigate: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? And then, Analyze! (25%)

Keep in mind stronger (“A”) paper will exceed the minimum requirements noted below. For specifics see the grading rubric below.

You will write a 4 page, single-spaced (specifically 2,400 words minimum) paper in which you examine a form of a tangible gender communication (an artifact) i.e. TV episode, newspaper article, movie, song/music video, photograph, magazine, exhibit, advertisement, social media group or exchange, interview etc. You will give a clear description of your artifact answering thoroughly Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How. You will then analyze your example employing AT LEAST 4 concepts from our weekly readings, modules (commentaries), and/or discussions.

Introduction (1/3 of a page minimum/specifically 200 words minimum):

A creative opening and attention getter

A strong thesis statement that clearly articulates your major claim of the paper

A clear preview statement that shows how you will organize your paper

Body (3 page single-spaced minimum/specifically 1,800 words minimum see the breakdown for each of the three sections of the body below):

You should thoroughly introduce your artifact using who, what, where, when, and how (400 words minimum).

oPlease give any background information you have about it such as when did it appear, how was it delivered, what is it about, why was it made, when was it made, what was the context in which the artifact emerged – controversy, situation, audience?

oAfter this description, your reader should clearly understand it as a piece of gender communication.

Definitions of at least 4 concepts (minimum) you have chosen (use scholarly sources specific to the discipline of communication to define your concepts) (400 words minimum).

A discussion that connects your chosen concepts to your artifact (1,000 words minimum).

oQuestions to answer for each concept in your analysis (you may add additional questions as well):

§ Why/How does the concept relate to your artifact?

§ How does the artifact fit in, further, or work against other scholarly work you found? (Use peer reviewed journal articles)

§ What were the responses to this artifact and how does that relate to the concepts/research you have found?

Implications/Conclusion (2/3 page minimum/specifically 400 word minimum):

A brief restatement of what you did in the paper.

Most importantly here is the discussion of so what? Why does your analysis matter? To gender communication studies? As part of larger implications for society?

Bring closure to your submission

Sources: You should have a MINIMUM of six current sources (stronger papers will have more):

One must be your readings or modules/commentaries (you may use more but you still must meet the other source requirements as well)

Two can be popular press sources

Three MUST BE peer reviewed journal articles on communication

Four of your sources must come from UMUC’s online library

Proper APA in-text citations should be provided in addition to a reference page with full APA source citations.

Deductions for not meeting the following requirements are noted below:

Meet or exceed the word count for each individual section

be typed using a 12-point Times New Roman font

be single-spaced (nothing should be double spaced)

have one-inch margins on all sides

have a title page (that contains only the title, student’s name, and UMUC) –

the title page is numbered page 1 in the upper right hand corner

use the American Psychological Association (APA) format for citations (both in-text and/or reference list)

be well organized with the required subheadings for each section (as noted below)

be free of typos, grammatical errors, etc.

be submitted to both turnitin.com and your assignment folder by the due date. There is a 20 point deduction for submitting your artifact paper late and it is only accepted up until one week after the original due date.

be informative and provide solid support for the thesis

use quotations sparingly

all sources found on the reference page must be cited in the body of the paper with proper in-text citations

Use the required subheadings in your submission:

Introduction

Who, What, When, Where, Why, & How

Definitions

Discussion

Implications/Conclusion

Be sure to read the sample artifact paper below by Tepy Berriman entitled Legally Blonde. It is a wonderful example of a quality paper.

Here is the grading rubric for the Artifact paper:

Artifact Paper

Criteria

Exemplary

Accomplished

Adequate

Underdeveloped

Inadequate

Introduction/Paper Format -Attention getter – Thesis statement – Preview -Formatting requirements

10 points

10-9 points

Offers an engaging, original introductory paragraph with a creative attention getter, a clear, well-written thesis statement, and an explicitpreview

Significantly exceeds 250 words

Fully adheres to format requirements (font, spacing, title page, required heading, margins, proper APA citations, turnitin.com, etc.)

8 points

8 points

Provides a sound introductory paragraph with a good attention getter, a clear thesis statement, and a preview.

Exceeds 225 words

Adheres to format requirements (font, spacing, title page, required heading, margins, proper APA citations, turnitin.com, etc.)

7 points

7 points

Provides an adequate introductory paragraph with an attention getter, a thesis statement, and a preview. One element of the preview may be inadequate.

Achieves 200 words minimum requirement

May not adhere to all format requirements (font, spacing, title page, required heading, margins, proper APA citations, turnitin.com, etc.)

6 points

6 points

The introduction lacks one or more of the following: an attention getter, a thesis statement, and/or preview orall elements are provided, but they are not adequate.

May not adhere to all format requirements (font, spacing, title page, required heading, margins, proper APA citations, turnitin.com, 200 word minimum requirement for the introduction, etc.)

5 points

5-0 points

The introduction is either not provided or inadequate.

Does not meet some of the format requirements (font, spacing, title page, required heading, margins, proper APA citations, turnitin.com, 200 word minimum for the introduction section, etc.)

1st Section of the Body -Introduction of your Artifact -using who, what, where, when, and how -Relevant background information -Clearly identified as a piece of gender communication

15 points

15-14 points

An exceptional artifact representing gender is selected. The artifact is presented/introduced in a very descriptive manner.

A significant amount of relevant background information is presented (when did it appear, how was it delivered, what is it about, why was it made, when was it made, what was the context in which the artifact emerged – controversy, situation, audience?).

The description explicitly addresses how your artifact is a piece of gender communication.

500+ words

13 points

13-12 points

A sound artifact representing gender is selected. The artifact is presented/introduced in a descriptive manner.

A good amount of relevant background information is presented (when did it appear, how was it delivered, what is it about, why was it made, when was it made, what was the context in which the artifact emerged – controversy, situation, audience?).

The description addresses how your artifact is a piece of gender communication.

450+ words

11 points

11-10 points

An acceptable artifact representing gender is selected. The artifact is presented/introduced.

Sufficient background information is presented

The description explains how your artifact is a piece of gender communication.

400+ words

9 points

9-8 points

An artifact representing gender is selected. The artifact is presented/introduced.

Minimal background information is presented.

The description does not fully explains how your artifact is a piece of gender communication.

400 words or less

7 points

7-0 points

The paper may have experienced two or more of the following problems:

A weak artifact representing gender is selected.

The artifact is presented, but a more thorough introduction was needed.

Sufficient background information was not presented

The description doses not adequately explain how your artifact is a piece of gender communication.

Less than 400 words

2nd Section of the Body – Definitions of Course Concepts – Signficance and relevance of concepts selected -# of concepts -quality of definitions

15 points

15-14 points

5-6 significant and relevant course concepts are selected.

A variety of scholarly definitions from communication sources are shared for each.

You are very descriptive in your approach and use proper APA citations.

500+ words

13 points

13-12 points

At least 5 pertinent course concepts are selected.

Scholarly definitions from communication sources are shared for each.

You are descriptive in your approach and use proper APA citations.

450+ words

11 points

11-10 points

At least 4 pertinent course concepts are selected.

Scholarly definitions from communication sources are shared for each.

You use proper APA citations.

400+ words

9 points

9-8 points

4 course concepts are selected, but they are not the most important or relevant to the artifact.

Definitions are provided, but they may not all be scholarly.

You attempt to use APA citations.

May be under 400 words

7 points

7-0 points

Less than 4 concepts are selected and those selected may not be the most important or relevant to the artifact.

Definitions are provided, but they may not all be scholarly.

A minimal attempt at proper APA citations

Under 400 words

3rd Section of the Body -Discussion that Connects Your Chosen Concepts to Your Artifact

30 points

30-27 points

A very descriptive and thought provoking discussion is presented that explicitly ties each of your chosen concepts to your artifact in a meaningful manner.

Explicitly and descriptively answers all of the following questions for each concept:

Why/How does the concepts relate to your artifact?

How does the artifact fit in, further, or work against other scholarly work you found? Peer reviewed journal articles are used to answers this question for each concept.

What were the responses to this artifact and how does that relate to the concepts/research you have found?

1150+ words

26 points

26-23 points

A descriptive discussion is presented that explicitly ties each of your chosen concepts to the artifact in a meaningful manner.

Answers all or most of the following questions for each concept:

Why/How does the concepts relate to your artifact?

How does the artifact fit in, further, or work against other scholarly work you found? Peer reviewed journal articles are used to answers this question for each concept.

What were the responses to this artifact and how does that relate to the concepts/research you have found?

1100+ words

22 points

22-19 points

An adequate discussion is presented that ties each of your chosen concepts to the artifact.

Answers most of the following questions for each concept:

Why/How does the concepts relate to your artifact?

How does the artifact fit in, further, or work against other scholarly work you found? Peer reviewed journal articles are used to answers this question for each concept.

What were the responses to this artifact and how does that relate to the concepts/research you have found?

1000+ words

18 points

18-15 points

An underdeveloped discussion is presented that attempts to tie the concepts to the artifact.

Answers some of the following questions for each concept:

Why/How does the concepts relate to your artifact?

How does the artifact fit in, further, or work against other scholarly work you found? Peer reviewed journal articles are used to answers this question for each concept.

What were the responses to this artifact and how does that relate to the concepts/research you have found?

1000 words

14 points

14-0 points

An inadequate discussion is presented that attempts to tie the concepts to the artifact.

Answers few of following questions for each concept:

Why/How does the concepts relate to your artifact?

How does the artifact fit in, further, or work against other scholarly work you found? Peer reviewed journal articles are used to answers this question for each concept.

What were the responses to this artifact and how does that relate to the concepts/research you have found?

Lacks depth, insight, and understanding.

Less than 1000 words

Conclusion – Restatement -Justification for analysis and why it matters to gender comm. studies and society -Closure

10 points

10-9 points

The conclusion (final paragraph) is insightful.

It includes a well-written restatement of what you did in the paper. A strong argument is made for why your analysis matters to gender communication studies and what the larger implications are for society.

The conclusion provides the reader with closure.

Uses the subheading:

Implications/Conclusion

Exceeds 500 words

8 points

The conclusion (final paragraph) is sound.

It includes a well-written restatement of what you did in the paper. A reasonable argument is made for why your analysis matters to gender communication studies and what the larger implications are for society. The conclusion provides the reader with closure.

Uses the subheading:

Implications/Conclusion

Exceeds 450 words

7 points

The conclusion (final paragraph) is adequate.

It includes a restatement of what you did in the paper. An argument is made for why your analysis matters to gender communication studies and what the larger implications are for society. The conclusion provides the reader with some closure.

Uses the subheading:

Implications/Conclusion

Achieves at least the 400 word minimum requirement

6 points

The conclusion is abrupt and does not provide closure. It may be missing one of the following: restatement of what you did in the paper, an argument for why your analysis matters to gender communication studies and/or what the larger implications are for society.

Uses the subheading:

Implications/Conclusion

May not achieve the 400 word minimum.

5 points

5-0 point

The conclusion is poorly written and missing two or more of the required elements (restatement of what you did in the paper, an argument for why your analysis matters to gender communication studies and what the larger implications are for society). Closure is not achieved.

Uses the subheading:

Implications/Conclusion

Does not achieve the 400 word minimum.

Or the paper neglects to include a conclusion.

Writing Abilities/Style

10 points

10-9 points

Very well -written college level paper, engages the reader, clearly organized, detailed, coherent, written in the 3rd person, with clear sentences and paragraphs.

Paper has no errors.

8 points

Well-written college level paper, engages the reader, but may have problems with one of the following: organization, details, coherence, written in the 3rdperson, clarity of sentences and paragraphs, or errors.

May have 1-3 error

7 points

Adequately written, interests the reader, but may have problems with two of the following: organization, details, coherence, written in the 3rd person, clarity of sentences and paragraphs, or errors.

May have 4-6 errors.

6 points

Poorly written, generates little interest for the reader, and demonstrates very limited understanding.

Has problems with some of the following: organization, details, coherence, written in the 3rd person, clarity of sentences and paragraphs, or errors.

May have 7-10 errors.

5 points

5-0 points

Very poorly written, generates no interest for the reader, and provides very little understanding.

Has problems with several of the following: organization, details, coherence, written in the 3rd person, clarity of sentences and paragraphs, or errors.

May have 10+ errors

Sources: Strength/Scholarly -Meets Source Type/s Requirements -Correct in-text and Reference Page Citations, and APA format 10 Points Possible

10 points

9-10 points

Uses 9+ relevant, scholarly sources in the construction of the paper

Meets all of the requirements below:

One source must be your readings or modules/commentaries (you may use more but you still must meet the other source requirements as well)

Two sources may be popular press sources

Three sources MUST BE peer reviewed journal articles on communication

Four of your sources must come from UMUC’s online library

Proper APA in-text citations should be provided in addition to full APA citations of sources on the reference page. Every source cited on the reference page is cited in the body of the paper.

Sources are clearly attributed consistently throughout paper; uses APA format accurately and consistently.

8 points

8 points

Uses 7+ relevant, scholarly sources in the construction of the paper

Meets all or most of the requirements below:

One source must be your readings or modules/commentaries (you may use more but you still must meet the other source requirements as well)

Two sources may be popular press sources

Three sources MUST BE peer reviewed journal articles on communication

Four of your sources must come from UMUC’s online library

Sources are clearly attributed for in-text and reference page citations, yet “generally” supported; uses proper formatting with minor or no violations.

Every source cited on the reference page is cited in the body of the paper.

7 points

7 points

Uses 6+ relevant, scholarly sources in the construction of the paper

Meets most of the requirements below:

One source must be your readings or modules/commentaries (you may use more but you still must meet the other source requirements as well)

Two sources may be popular press sources

Three sources MUST BE peer reviewed journal articles on communication

Four of your sources must come from UMUC’s online library

Although attribution is present and many sources seem to be legitimate, some statements are unsubstantiated or generalized and the source of some ideas is unclear or some claims are made without support.

Every source cited on the reference page is cited in the body of the paper.

6 points

6 points

May use less than 6 sources in the construction of the paper or if 6 sources are used they are not all scholarly.

Meets some of the requirements below:

One source must be your readings or modules/commentaries (you may use more but you still must meet the other source requirements as well)

Two sources may be popular press sources

Three sources MUST BE peer reviewed journal articles on communication

Four of your sources must come from UMUC’s online library

Sources may not be relevant and/or scholarly

Limited attribution is provided, some statements are unsubstantiated, the source of many ideas is unclear, and lacks a clear understanding of APA format.

Every source cited on the reference page may not be cited in the body of the paper.

5 points

5-0 points

Uses less than 6 relevant, scholarly sources in the construction of the paper

May not meet many of all of the requirements below:

One source must be your readings or modules/commentaries (you may use more but you still must meet the other source requirements as well)

Two sources may be popular press sources

Three sources MUST BE peer reviewed journal articles on communication

Four of your sources must come from UMUC’s online library

Attribution is missing, or sources given are poorly chosen; claims are consistently made without support; reflects little knowledge of APA format.

Every source cited on the reference page may not be cited in the body of the paper.

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