Early and Middle Adulthood

Max Points: 80

Details:

Locate a peer-reviewed article from the GCU library that discusses a topic relevant in early or middle adulthood. Explore your textbook for some relevant topics if you are having trouble determining a topic to explore.

In 500-750 words, do the following:

  1. Summarize the major tenets of the article.
  2. Apply a psychological theory to the topic you selected.
  3. Discuss a personal reaction statement related to the article. The length of the personal reaction should match that of the major tenets (no short “I enjoyed this article” responses). Describe specifically what you liked or did not like about the article and explain why you believe that way.

Use two to three scholarly resources to support your explanations.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

1
Unsatisfactory
0.00%

2
Less than Satisfactory
74.00%

3
Satisfactory
79.00%

4
Good
87.00%

5
Excellent
100.00%

70.0 %Content

20.0 % Summarize the major tenets of the article.

Summary of the major tenets of the article is missing.

Summary of the major tenets of the article is vague and inconsistent; or present but inaccurate.

Summary of the major tenets of the article is present.

Summary of the major tenets of the article is present, clear, and makes some connections to research.

Summary of the major tenets of the article is clear, concise, and makes relevant connections to current research.

25.0 % Discuss psychological theory that applies to the topic selected, including how it relates to the topic.

Discussion of psychological theory that applies to the topic selected, including how it relates to the topic is missing.

Discussion of psychological theory that applies to the topic selected, including how it relates to the topic is vague and inconsistent; or present but inaccurate.

Discussion of psychological theory that applies to the topic selected, including how it relates to the topic is present.

Discussion of psychological theory that applies to the topic selected, including how it relates to the topic is present, clear, and makes some connections to research.

Discussion of psychological theory that applies to the topic selected, including how it relates to the topic is clear, concise, and makes relevant connections to current research.

25.0 % Discuss your personal reaction to the article.

Discussion of student’s personal reaction the article is missing.

Discussion of student’s personal reaction the article is vague and inconsistent; or present but inaccurate.

Discussion of student’s personal reaction the article is present.

Discussion of student’s personal reaction the article is present, clear, and makes some connections to research.

Discussion of student’s personal reaction the article is clear, concise, and makes relevant connections to current research.

20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

7.0 % Thesis Development and Purpose

Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.

Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose.

Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

8.0 % Argument Logic and Construction

Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.

Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.

Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.

Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.

Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.

5.0 % Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

10.0 %Format

5.0 % Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.

Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.

Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

All format elements are correct.

5.0 % Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)

Sources are not documented.

Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.

Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

100 % Total Weightage

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