Unit 8 Written Assignment: Topic Summary
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· Write a 2-page double-spaced paper (before including a title page and references),.
· Choose topic copyrights laws and provide a summary of that area.
· Add two additional references to your paper, one reference being the ACA Code of Ethics.
You are simply summarizing the topic and relating two other sources of information (codes, laws) to that topic.
The purpose of written assignments is to provide the student with an opportunity to demonstrate integration of the information and critical thought processes at a graduate level as it applies to the material presented in the course.
1. Papers must follow current APA guidelines in terms of type, margins, and citations.
2. The paper addresses the following areas:
a. Was the actual assignment topic(s) addressed? (Please ensure that you read and understand the
b. Was the topic(s) covered in sufficient detail and depth? (Superficial or minimal information
suggests rushed efforts and fails to demonstrate integration of information)
c. Was there clear evidence of reading and materials integrated into the assignment?
(Verification of student preparation for the assignment)
3. The student was able to provide evidence of investment and consideration of their own perspective
with adequate elaboration.
Grading Areas Poor Basic Good Exceptional Total
APA style and
Poor attention to structure and form of APA style for citations, text, and/or body of the paper. 4 or more errors in citations, text, or body of the paper.
There were 4 or more repetitive errors in grammar, and/or the writing style is casual, disorganized, and unclear. 0 – 1 points
Basic structure of APA followed with 3 or more errors in citations, text, or body of the paper.
There were 3 or more errors in grammar, and/or the writing style is casual, lacks a professional approach, and is marginally appropriate for graduate level. 2 – 3 points
Structure of APA followed with no more than 2 errors in citations, text, or body of the paper.
There were 2 or more errors in grammar, and/or the writing style is adequate for graduate level.
Structure of APA followed with no more than 1 error in citations, text, or body of the paper.
No more than 1 minimal error in grammar that is not repeated throughout the assignment. Writing style is professional and exceptional for graduate level.
Thorough and detailed coverage of the assignment.
Paper demonstrates a poor understanding of the topic as more than 3 (or half) of the requirements are missing, or more than 3 (or half) of the areas are missing required detail or depth of explanation. 0 – 5 points
Paper evidences a basic y e t l i m i t e d understanding of the chosen topic and is missing at least 2 significant requirements or at least 2 areas are missing significant detail or depth of explanation.
6 – 11 points
Paper evidences a general understanding of the chosen topic but is missing at least 1 significant requirement or at least 1 area is missing significant detail or depth of explanation. 12 – 13 points
Paper evidences a full understanding of the chosen topic and addresses all required elements in full, with no more than 1 minor requirement missing or lacking sufficient detail.
14 – 15 points
Total: 20 points
Online and On-ground Blended Written Assignment Rubric