W7000 Advanced Academic Study & Writing | Week 1

Assignment 2: Discussion of Academic Ethics (Writing Assessment)

In this assignment, you will be graded on your writing skills. Review the description of the MyWritingLab related evaluation in the Module 1 lecture pages again.

Review the rubric and make sure you understand the expectations well. You are required to demonstrate proficiency (level 3) on all five elements of the rubric.

Consider the following prompt and compose your response in a 4 – 6 paragraph essay with supporting examples:

Prompt: Suppose there were no rules for conduct of ethical research and no software to detect plagiarism.  Would it matter? Why or why not? Discuss. 

Criteria Explanation:

Writing Criteria: Assesses your level of writing skills

Organization = How have the ideas been structured so that the reader can understand them?

Writing Style = How clear and focused is the paper?

Grammar and Mechanics = How well has the paper been presented?

Analysis Criteria: Assesses quality of your thinking.

Analysis = How well has the writer considered the material/assignment and discussed/address it?

Review the elements of the rubric carefully and make sure you understand the expectations before beginning the assignment.

Review the rubric again after completing the assignment and use it as a checklist to ensure that your assignment has addressed all the necessary elements of the rubric criteria. As mentioned earlier, your goal should be to attain Proficiency (Level 3) in all elements of the writing criteria to pass this writing assessment.


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