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 Two:
Your paper should NOT
be "instructive". That is, if you are writing about the
role that the Internet plays in identity theft, you should NOT
instruct the readers what they should do to protect themselves
- You used a minimum
of five valid Internet-based resources that are relevant to
your chosen topic (but you probably will have many more than five
- Your paper
includes student comments from the discussions in Blackboard
- You have a minimum
of 2000 original words of content (not counting direct
quotes) plus a References list.
- Your paper
discusses the Internet-related laws and public policy
issues that are relevant to your chosen topic.
- 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 information about the discussion comments you use in
your paper on your References page.)
- 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, and you do not have an
excessive number of contractions.
- You submitted you
topic for discussion in Phase One early in the
second-half of the semester, and you did not change your
topic without discussing this with Prof. Oakley.
- You facilitated
the discussion of your topic in the Phase One discussion
forum in Blackboard, and provided links to online sources to
assist at least three other students.
Final reminder -
several students will make this mistake!!! - The minimum
acceptable length is 2000 'original' words. Direct
quotes will not be counted in determining the "word-count"
length of your paper.
Last Updated 2
January 2014 by Burks
Oakley II (firstname.lastname@example.org)