Introduction to Anthropology

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For this assignment, you will write a 6-page research paper using at least five scholarly sources on one of the topics provided in the Research Paper Topics document.

CONTENT The paper should include the following elements:

1. An introduction that contains a brief background on the topic, a clear thesis statement that describes the main purpose of the paper, and a sentence about why this topic was chosen

.2. The body of the paper should include

:• An overview of the topic and discussion of the complexity of the issue presented from different perspectives. Be sure to examine/analyze/discuss the different perspectives found in your sources and cite the sources used.

• An analysis from a Biblical worldview. Discuss the implications for the chosen topic from a Biblical worldview and use Scripture to support your thoughts

.• Discussion on the elements that should be considered to improve cross-cultural engagement in light of your research.

3. A conclusion that clearly and succinctly summarizes the research presented in the paper and answers the “So What?” Tell the audience why the findings in the paper are significant and who these findings might help.FORMATTING The following elements are required:

• A title page and bibliography in addition to the 6 pages of content•

Current Turabian formattingSCHOLARLY SOURCES•

Citations from 5 scholarly sources are required throughout the paper – The scholarly sources should include academic journal articles, academic websites, and books that are supported by the author’s own academic research on the topic.

• Evaluate all sources used in the paper – This should not be a section in the paper, but a process that you compete as you are conducting the research for this paper. Please be sure that all sources are considered scholarly sources in academia.

RESEARCH PAPER GRADING RUBRIC

Criteria

Levels of Achievement

Content 70%

Advanced 90-100%

Proficient 70-89%

Developing 1-69%

Not present

Introduction and Thesis Statement

35 to 39 points

The introduction contains a strong, clear thesis statement and overview of the paper.

27 to 34 Points

The introduction contains an overview of the paper, but the thesis statement is unclear.

1 to 26 Points

The thesis statement and overview of the paper need improvement.

0 Points

Not present

Content and Analysis

36 to 40 points

The topic is clearly presented and discussed in detail. Complex issues and various perspectives are discussed with care and presented with accuracy. Biblical worldview is incorporated into the analysis and considerations for improving cross-cultural engagement are presented.

28 to 35 points

The topic is presented and discussed appropriately. Complex issues are recognized, but discussion is minimal.

Considerations for cross-cultural engagement are presented, but Biblical worldview is not included in the analysis.

1 to 27 points

The topic is discussed too broadly. Complex issues are overlooked or not handled with care. Biblical worldview and considerations for cross-cultural engagement are not discussed.

0 points

Not present

Evaluation and Conclusion

36 to 40 points

Sources are evaluated critically. The conclusion is strong and clearly summarizes the research presented in the body of the paper.

28 to 35 points

Sources are used correctly. The conclusion includes a vague summary that does not adequately summarize the research presented in the paper.

1 to 27 points

Sources are used, but not critically evaluated. The conclusion does not summarize the research presented in the body of the paper.

0 points

Not present

Structure 30%

Advanced 90-100%

Proficient 70-89%

Developing 1-69%

Not present

Grammar, Spelling, and Page Count

10 to 11 points

Spelling and grammar are correct. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Paragraphs contain appropriately varied sentence structures. The paper is six full pages in length.

8 to 9 points

Minimal errors in grammar, spelling, and structure of sentences and paragraphs. The paper is 5 to 6 pages in length.

1 to 7 points

Spelling and grammar errors distract. Sentences are incomplete or unclear. Paragraphs are poorly formed. The paper is less than five full pages in length.

0 points

Not present

Turabian Formatting

14 to 15 points

Citations and format are in current Turabian formatting. Cover page and Bibliography are correctly formatted. Paper is double-spaced with 1-inch margins and written using 12-point Times New Roman font.

11 – 13 Points

Citations and format are in current Turabian formatting with few errors. Cover page and Bibliography are present with few errors. Paper is double-spaced with 1-inch margins and written using 12-point Times New Roman font.

1 – 10 Points

Citations and format are in current Turabian style with many errors. Cover page and Bibliography are not formatted correctly and formatting elements are missing.

0 Points

Not present

Research Elements

23 to 25 points

Five or more scholarly sources including academic journal articles, academic websites, and books are used well. Arguments are supported well with research. Research incorporates multiple viewpoints of complex issues.

18 to 22 points

Five sources are used, but several are popular culture sources. Arguments are supported with research materials. Research mentions multiple viewpoints of complex issues, but various perspectives are only briefly mentioned.

1 to 17 points

Less than five sources. Majority of the sources are popular culture sources. Arguments often include personal opinion without support. Only one viewpoint presented of complex issues.

0 points

Not present

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