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Professional Paper Guidelines and Grading Rubric PURPOSE The purpose of this assignment is to allow the learner to demonstrate writing skills, organizational skills, and ability to correctly present ideas and credit others in APA formatting when writing a professional paper. COURSE OUTCOMES This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes. CO #3. Demonstrate effective verbal, written, and technological communication using legal and ethical standards for transferring knowledge using success resources provided to Chamberlain students. (PO #3) CO #4. Integrate critical thinking and judgment in professional decision-making in collaboration with faculty and peers. (PO #4) CO #5. Apply concepts of professionalism when planning for personal, intellectual, and professional development. (PO #5) CO #9. Demonstrate accountability for personal and professional development by assessing information and technology competence, implementing plans for upgrading technology skills, and using effective strategies for online student success using resources provided to Chamberlain students. (PO #5) DUE DATE Submit the assignment to the Week 6 Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT. POINTS This assignment is worth a total of 225 points. PREPARING THE Professional Paper 1. Carefully read this document (Professional Paper Guidelines), including the Rubric. 2. Download the APA Paper Template from Course Resources (under Course Home tab). Rename that document as Your Last Name Professional Paper.docx. Save it to your own computer or drive in a location where you will be able to retrieve it later. Type your assignment directly on the saved document. Remember that only Microsoft Word 2010 or a later version is acceptable. The document must be saved as a .docx. Save frequently to prevent loss of your work. 3. Mechanics of the Professional Paper include: a. Times New Roman size 12 typeface (font) double spaced with 1-inch margins b. No abstract c. Correct APA format d. Correct spelling, apostrophe use, grammar, punctuation, paragraphing, and sentence structure e. Contents must include Title Page, body of the paper (500–600 words including Introduction, two Main Points and subpoints from your Professional Paper Worksheet outline including revisions suggested by instructor, and Conclusion), and References page. f. Two Main Points and Conclusion should be Level 1 headings. No Level 2 headings are needed for this short paper. g. References should only include your Hood textbook and the assigned article for the competency approved by your instructor. h. Contents of the paper must include any revisions suggested by your instructor in Professional Paper Worksheet feedback. 4. When your assignment is complete, save and close your Professional Paper. You are strongly encouraged to submit your paper to the Turnitin Draft Dropbox (see information in Course Resources under Course Home tab) to check your own similarity index. When you are happy with your paper and your similarity index is below 24%, submit your completed paper as an attachment to the Week 6 Professional Paper Dropbox by the due date. See the Week 6 Assignments page for step-by-step instructions on how to use the Dropbox. Per Chamberlain policy, any final paper submitted with a similarity index greater than 24% will be investigated for potential plagiarism. GRADING CRITERIA Category Points % Description: See Rubric for details. Content Introduction 34 15.1% Clearly introduce and define the topic, as well as describe its importance to professional nursing. Content is attributed to the correct sources. First Main Point 50 22.2% Clearly address the First Main Point including 2 or more sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet (including revisions as indicated by instructor). Content is attributed to the correct sources. Second Main Point 50 22.2% Clearly address the Second Main Point including 2 or more sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet (including revisions as indicated by instructor). Content is attributed to the correct sources. Conclusion 34 15.1% Clearly summarize the paper and make a concluding statement. Content is attributed to the correct sources. Do not add new content. APA Format Title Page 4 1.8% Title page adheres to the format of the APA Paper Template assigned. Margins, font, spacing, headings 5 2.2% Margins, font, spacing, and headings adhere to APA format. Citations 11 5% Provide APA format citations for each idea (and/or words) not originally your own. References 12 5.3% References page adheres to APA format for Hood textbook and assigned scholarly professional nursing journal article. Professional Writing Organization, clarity, structure, paragraphing 15 6.7% Writing is organized and clear using appropriate structure and paragraphing. Paper contains 500-600 words excluding title page and references page. Spelling and apostrophe use, grammar, punctuation, and professional wording 10 4.4% Writing adheres to American English rules of spelling, apostrophe use, punctuation, and grammar. Wording is professional. Total 225 points 100% A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements. Grading RUBRIC Assignment Criteria A (100%) Exceptional Outstanding or highest level of performance B (88%) Exceeds Very good or high level of performance C (80%) Meets Competent or satisfactory level of performance NI (38%) Needs Improvement Poor or failing level of performance F (0%) Developing Unsatisfactory level of performance Content Introduction 34 points Clearly introduces and defines the topic, as well as describes its importance to professional nursing. Content is attributed to the correct sources. 34 points ☐ Introduces and defines the topic, as well as describes its importance to professional nursing. Content is attributed to the correct sources. 30 points ☐ Introduces and defines the topic, as well as describes its importance to professional nursing OR may not include both of above in a sufficient manner. Depth and detail are fair. Content may or may not be attributed to the correct sources. 27 points ☐ May not introduce or define the topic, or may not describe its importance to professional nursing. Content is not attributed to the correct sources. 13 points ☐ Minimal or no introduction. 0 points ☐ First Main Point 50 points Clearly addresses the First Main Point including 2 or more sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet including revisions. Specifics are excellent. Content is attributed to the correct sources. 50 points ☐ Addresses the First Main Point including 2 or more sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet including revisions. Specifics are good. Content is attributed to the correct sources. 44 points ☐ Vaguely addresses the First Main Point including 2 or more sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet with some revisions. Specifics are fair. Content may not be attributed to the correct sources in all cases. 40 points ☐ May not sufficiently address the First Main Point. Two sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet may not be appropriately developed. Specifics and revisions are minimal. Content may not be attributed to the correct sources. 19 points ☐ First Main Point is not addressed in a manner that promotes understanding. Sub-points may not be included. Specifics are poor. Content is not attributed to the correct sources. 0 points ☐ Second Main Point 50 points Clearly addresses the Second Main Point including 2 or more sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet including revisions. Specifics are excellent. Content is attributed to the correct sources. 50 points ☐ Addresses the Second Main Point including 2 or more sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet including revisions. Specifics are good. Content is attributed to the correct sources. 44 points ☐ Vaguely addresses the Second Main Point including 2 or more sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet with some revisions. Specifics are fair. Content may not be attributed to the correct sources in all cases. 40 points ☐ May not sufficiently address the Second Main Point. Two sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet may not be appropriately developed. Specifics and revisions are minimal. Content may not be attributed to the correct sources. 19 points ☐ Second Main Point is not addressed in a manner that promotes understanding. Sub-points may not be included. Specifics are poor. Content is not attributed to the correct sources. 0 points ☐ Conclusion 34 points Clearly summarizes the paper and makes a concluding statement. Content is attributed to the correct sources. No new content added. 34 points ☐ Summarizes the paper and makes a concluding statement. Content is attributed to the correct sources. No new content added. 30 points ☐ Summary and/or concluding statement are fair (one may be minimal). Content may or may not be attributed to the correct sources. Rare new content added inappropriately. 28 points ☐ Did not include both summary and concluding statement. Content not attributed to the correct sources. New content is added inappropriately. 13 points ☐ Minimal or no Conclusion section. 0 points ☐ … Show quoted text … ———- Forwarded message ———- From: “Shoneeka Demoss” Date: May 31, 2017 2:15 PM Subject: Fwd: NR-351-13214 : Professional Paper Assignment Due Week Six To: Cc: ———- Forwarded message ———- From: “Melissa Harker” Date: May 30, 2017 8:05 PM Subject: NR-351-13214 : Professional Paper Assignment Due Week Six To: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Cc: Professional Paper Guidelines and Grading Rubric PURPOSE The purpose of this assignment is to allow the learner to demonstrate writing skills, organizational skills, and ability to correctly present ideas and credit others in APA formatting when writing a professional paper. COURSE OUTCOMES This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes. CO #3. Demonstrate effective verbal, written, and technological communication using legal and ethical standards for transferring knowledge using success resources provided to Chamberlain students. (PO #3) CO #4. Integrate critical thinking and judgment in professional decision-making in collaboration with faculty and peers. (PO #4) CO #5. Apply concepts of professionalism when planning for personal, intellectual, and professional development. (PO #5) CO #9. Demonstrate accountability for personal and professional development by assessing information and technology competence, implementing plans for upgrading technology skills, and using effective strategies for online student success using resources provided to Chamberlain students. (PO #5) DUE DATE Submit the assignment to the Week 6 Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT. POINTS This assignment is worth a total of 225 points. PREPARING THE Professional Paper 1. Carefully read this document (Professional Paper Guidelines), including the Rubric. 2. Download the APA Paper Template from Course Resources (under Course Home tab). Rename that document as Your Last Name Professional Paper.docx. Save it to your own computer or drive in a location where you will be able to retrieve it later. Type your assignment directly on the saved document. Remember that only Microsoft Word 2010 or a later version is acceptable. The document must be saved as a .docx. Save frequently to prevent loss of your work. 3. Mechanics of the Professional Paper include: a. Times New Roman size 12 typeface (font) double spaced with 1-inch margins b. No abstract c. Correct APA format d. Correct spelling, apostrophe use, grammar, punctuation, paragraphing, and sentence structure e. Contents must include Title Page, body of the paper (500–600 words including Introduction, two Main Points and subpoints from your Professional Paper Worksheet outline including revisions suggested by instructor, and Conclusion), and References page. f. Two Main Points and Conclusion should be Level 1 headings. No Level 2 headings are needed for this short paper. g. References should only include your Hood textbook and the assigned article for the competency approved by your instructor. h. Contents of the paper must include any revisions suggested by your instructor in Professional Paper Worksheet feedback. 4. When your assignment is complete, save and close your Professional Paper. You are strongly encouraged to submit your paper to the Turnitin Draft Dropbox (see information in Course Resources under Course Home tab) to check your own similarity index. When you are happy with your paper and your similarity index is below 24%, submit your completed paper as an attachment to the Week 6 Professional Paper Dropbox by the due date. See the Week 6 Assignments page for step-by-step instructions on how to use the Dropbox. Per Chamberlain policy, any final paper submitted with a similarity index greater than 24% will be investigated for potential plagiarism. GRADING CRITERIA Category Points % Description: See Rubric for details. Content Introduction 34 15.1% Clearly introduce and define the topic, as well as describe its importance to professional nursing. Content is attributed to the correct sources. First Main Point 50 22.2% Clearly address the First Main Point including 2 or more sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet (including revisions as indicated by instructor). Content is attributed to the correct sources. Second Main Point 50 22.2% Clearly address the Second Main Point including 2 or more sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet (including revisions as indicated by instructor). Content is attributed to the correct sources. Conclusion 34 15.1% Clearly summarize the paper and make a concluding statement. Content is attributed to the correct sources. Do not add new content. APA Format Title Page 4 1.8% Title page adheres to the format of the APA Paper Template assigned. Margins, font, spacing, headings 5 2.2% Margins, font, spacing, and headings adhere to APA format. Citations 11 5% Provide APA format citations for each idea (and/or words) not originally your own. References 12 5.3% References page adheres to APA format for Hood textbook and assigned scholarly professional nursing journal article. Professional Writing Organization, clarity, structure, paragraphing 15 6.7% Writing is organized and clear using appropriate structure and paragraphing. Paper contains 500-600 words excluding title page and references page. Spelling and apostrophe use, grammar, punctuation, and professional wording 10 4.4% Writing adheres to American English rules of spelling, apostrophe use, punctuation, and grammar. Wording is professional. Total 225 points 100% A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements. Grading RUBRIC Assignment Criteria A (100%) Exceptional Outstanding or highest level of performance B (88%) Exceeds Very good or high level of performance C (80%) Meets Competent or satisfactory level of performance NI (38%) Needs Improvement Poor or failing level of performance F (0%) Developing Unsatisfactory level of performance Content Introduction 34 points Clearly introduces and defines the topic, as well as describes its importance to professional nursing. Content is attributed to the correct sources. 34 points ☐ Introduces and defines the topic, as well as describes its importance to professional nursing. Content is attributed to the correct sources. 30 points ☐ Introduces and defines the topic, as well as describes its importance to professional nursing OR may not include both of above in a sufficient manner. Depth and detail are fair. Content may or may not be attributed to the correct sources. 27 points ☐ May not introduce or define the topic, or may not describe its importance to professional nursing. Content is not attributed to the correct sources. 13 points ☐ Minimal or no introduction. 0 points ☐ First Main Point 50 points Clearly addresses the First Main Point including 2 or more sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet including revisions. Specifics are excellent. Content is attributed to the correct sources. 50 points ☐ Addresses the First Main Point including 2 or more sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet including revisions. Specifics are good. Content is attributed to the correct sources. 44 points ☐ Vaguely addresses the First Main Point including 2 or more sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet with some revisions. Specifics are fair. Content may not be attributed to the correct sources in all cases. 40 points ☐ May not sufficiently address the First Main Point. Two sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet may not be appropriately developed. Specifics and revisions are minimal. Content may not be attributed to the correct sources. 19 points ☐ First Main Point is not addressed in a manner that promotes understanding. Sub-points may not be included. Specifics are poor. Content is not attributed to the correct sources. 0 points ☐ Second Main Point 50 points Clearly addresses the Second Main Point including 2 or more sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet including revisions. Specifics are excellent. Content is attributed to the correct sources. 50 points ☐ Addresses the Second Main Point including 2 or more sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet including revisions. Specifics are good. Content is attributed to the correct sources. 44 points ☐ Vaguely addresses the Second Main Point including 2 or more sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet with some revisions. Specifics are fair. Content may not be attributed to the correct sources in all cases. 40 points ☐ May not sufficiently address the Second Main Point. Two sub-points from Professional Paper Worksheet may not be appropriately developed. Specifics and revisions are minimal. Content may not be attributed to the correct sources. 19 points ☐ Second Main Point is not addressed in a manner that promotes understanding. Sub-points may not be included. Specifics are poor. Content is not attributed to the correct sources. 0 points ☐ Conclusion 34 points Clearly summarizes the paper and makes a concluding statement. Content is attributed to the correct sources. No new content added. 34 points ☐ Summarizes the paper and makes a concluding statement. Content is attributed to the correct sources. No new content added. 30 points ☐ Summary and/or concluding statement are fair (one may be minimal). Content may or may not be attributed to the correct sources. Rare new content added inappropriately. 28 points ☐ Did not include both summary and concluding statement. Content not attributed to the correct sources. New content is added inappropriately. 13 points ☐ Minimal or no Conclusion section. 0 points ☐ … From Leddy and Pepper 8th edition