Sex offender registration laws

Should sex offender registration laws be changed in the U.S?

Assignment 2: Research Proposal – Thesis, Major Points, and Plan
Due Week 3 and worth 200 points
Select a topic on which your persuasive writing paper will be focused.
Write a one to two (1-2) page research proposal in which you:
? Identify the topic you selected and explain two (2) reasons for using it.
? Include a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph.
? Describe three (3) major characteristics of your audience (official position, decision-making power, current view on topic, other important characteristic).
? Describe the paper’s scope and outline the major sections.
? Identify and explain the questions to be answered.
? Explain your research plan, including the methods of researching and organizing research.
? Develop a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
? Document at least three (3) primary sources and three (3) secondary sources. Use credible, academic sources. Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:
? Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
? Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
? Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement.
? Write a research proposal that states the claim and scope of the research project.
? Outline the main sections of the research project.
? Devise an ordered research plan to obtain appropriate resources.
? Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics.
? Use technology and information resources to research selected issues for this course.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric. Points: 200 Assignment 2: Research Proposal – Thesis, Major Points, and Plan Criteria Unacceptable Below 60% F Meets Minimum Expectations 60-69% D Fair 70-79% C Proficient 80-89% B Exemplary 90-100% A
1. Identify the topic you selected and explain two (2) reasons for using the genre.
Did not submit or incompletely identified the topic you selected and incompletely
Insufficiently identified the topic you selected and insufficiently explained two
Partially identified the topic you selected and partially explained two
Satisfactorily identified the topic you selected and satisfactorily explained two
Thoroughly identified the topic you selected and thoroughly explained two
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(2) reasons for using the genre.
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2. Include a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph.
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Insufficiently included a defensible, relevant thesis statement
in the first paragraph.
Partially included a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph.
Satisfactorily included a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph.
Thoroughly included a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph.
3. Describe three (3) major characteristics of your audience (official position, decision-making power, current view on topic, other important characteristic).
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Did not submit or incompletely described three (3) major characteristics of your audience.
Insufficiently described three (3) major characteristics of your audience.
Partially described three (3) major characteristics of your audience.
Satisfactorily described three (3) major characteristics of your audience.
Thoroughly described three (3) major characteristics of your audience.
4. Describe the paper’s scope and outline the major sections.
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Partially described the paper’s scope and outlined the major sections.
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Thoroughly described the paper’s scope and outlined the major sections.
5. Identify and explain the questions to be answered.
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6. Explain your research plan, including the methods of researching and organizing research.
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Did not submit or incompletely explained your research plan, including the methods of researching and organizing research.
Insufficiently explained your research plan, including the methods of researching and organizing research.
Partially explained your research plan, including the methods of researching and organizing research.
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Thoroughly explained your research plan, including the methods of researching and organizing research.
7. Develop a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
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developed a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Insufficiently developed a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Partially developed a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Satisfactorily developed a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Thoroughly developed a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
8. Document at least three (3) primary sources and three (3) secondary sources,
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No references provided
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Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.
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Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
9. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting
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5-6 errors present
3-4 errors present
0-2 errors
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