ECCE - Section B
Illinois at Springfield
Burks Oakley II
You should write your
paper using a word processing program. This way you can
correct spelling and grammar, and count the words prior to
submitting. Spelling and grammar count!
Here are the criteria
that I will use for evaluating Paper One:
Your paper should NOT
be "instructive". That is, if you are writing about how
you have a business selling items on eBay, you should NOT
instruct the readers on how they could set up their own
businesses on eBay.
- You used a minimum
of 5 Internet-based resources relevant to your chosen topic.
- Your paper
includes student comments from the discussions in
- You have a minimum
of 2000 original words of content (not counting direct
quotes and paraphrased passages) plus a References list.
- You have the
complete URL of each website on your numbered References
list, and you use appropriate MLA or APA style -- see:
- You have a
parenthetical reference - e.g. (4) - in the text of your
paper whenever information from a source is used.
- You cite a
sufficient number of student comments. (You must
include the names and dates of the individuals whose
discussion comments you use in your paper on your References
- Your paper was
submitted on time.
- Your paper is
properly referenced - not plagiarized - and appears to be an
original work based on evaluation by Turn-It-In.
- Your content is
well organized and comprehensive.
- Your use of
language and grammar is appropriate (the word "Internet"
must be capitalized).
- You submitted your
topic for discussion in the Phase One discussion
forum early in the semester.
- You facilitated
the discussion of your topic in Blackboard in the Phase One
discussion forum, and gave significant input to at least
three other students about their papers.
Final reminder -
several students will make this mistake!!! The minimum
acceptable length is 2000 'original' words. Direct
quotes from other sources are not counted in determining the
"word-count" length of your paper.
Last Updated 2
January 2014 by Burks
Oakley II (firstname.lastname@example.org)