3–4 pages in length (excluding cover page, abstract, and reference list)
Include at least 3 peer reviewed sources that are properly cited
APA format, Use the APA template located in the Student Resource Center to complete the assignment.
Please use the Case Study Guide as a reference point for writing your case study.
PURPOSE & AUDIENCE 25%
Addresses purpose effectively, uses assignment to explore topic’s intrinsic interest, shows full understanding of issues, engages audience, establishes credibility, uses headings, format and citation in APA style (where relevant) effectively
Adheres to purpose, Fulfills assignment, shows adequate understanding of key issues, style is appropriate to intended audience, presentation is readable, format is correct.
Waivers in purpose, incompletely addresses assigned topics or directions, shows more need to examine issues, style varies, and visual presentation is ragged.
Purpose unclear, failure to address topic or directions, weak group of issues, inappropriate style, careless or messy visual presentation
Purpose unclear, does not address topic or directions, does not address issues, inappropriate style, careless or messy visual presentation
Focuses consistently on clearly expresses central idea, uses paragraph structure and transition guide reader effectively
Central idea is clear, paragraph structure is adequate, some problems with consistency, logic or transitions
Loose focus on central idea, contains some repetition and digression, structure needs work
Does not focus on central idea, contains many repetitions and digression, very weak structure.
No central idea, no clear logic or focus, many repetitions or digressions, lack of structure
Explores ideas vigorously, supports points fully using a balance of subjectivity and objective evidence, reasons effectively making useful distinctions.
Supports most ideas with effective examples and details, finds suitable balance between references to personal and external evidence, makes key distinctions.
Presents ideas in general terms support for ideas is inconsistent or unsuitably personal or distant, some distinctions need clarifications, reasoning unclear.
Most ideas unsupported, confusion between personal and external evidence, unclear use of distinctions or levels of generality
Ideas are unsupported, confusion between personal and external evidence, no distinctions between levels of generality,
Employs words with fluency, develops concise standard English sentences, balances a variety of sentence structures effectively
Word forms are correct, sentence structure is effective, applies standard English grammar and mechanics
Word forms and sentence structures are adequate to convey basic meaning, errors cause noticeable distraction
Word use is weak, sentence structures are uneven, errors are very distracting
Word use is unclear, sentence structures inadequate for clarity, errors seriously distracting