CHFD225 Research Paper Assignment and Grading Rubric
At the end of Week 6, you will submit a research paper—not an opinion essay—on a topic relevant to the American Family and which is covered in the course textbook. A detailed listing of the guidelines and requirements for the paper follow.
A minimum of 5 scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles must be incorporated and properly cited in your paper (you may need to use more than 5 scholarly articles to properly cover the topic which you want to present in your paper). Choose articles based on original research that come from scholarly journals.
• Popular media such as Psychology Today, U.S. News and World Report, websites, blogs, dictionaries, encyclopedias such as Encarta and Wikipedia, About.com, or other such sites are not permitted, and must not be cited or referenced in your paper.
• Acceptable articles can be found in the APUS Online Library. However, the Online Library also houses popular publications, which cannot be used for this assignment, so you will need to select your articles carefully from only peer-reviewed, academic journals.
• If you are uncertain about your topic, publication source, or if you have questions or concerns regarding this paper, please contact me as soon as possible for guidance.
Possible Points Student Points
At least 5 scholarly articles, plus the textbook, are included 15
The author shows insight and sophistication in thinking and writing 50
Paper was well organized and easy to follow. Paper was the required length (5-7 pages), is double-spaced with 1-inch top, bottom, left and right margins, and in Arial or Times New Roman styles, size 10 – 12 font. Cover page, paper body, citations and Reference list were in the correct APA format. 25
Few to no spelling, grammar, punctuation or other writing structure errors 10