Palm Beach State College Overall Health Argumentative Essay It needs to be at least 5-6 pages in APA Format. It can be either a persuasive or argumentative

Palm Beach State College Overall Health Argumentative Essay It needs to be at least 5-6 pages in APA Format. It can be either a persuasive or argumentative writing. Topic is overall health, outline is attached. Overall Health
Intro- Exercise improving overall aspects of health
A.
Benefits of physical exertion
B.
C. Is exercising critical for proper health?
Body- Mental health/stress/depression/optimistic views
A. Cognitive functioning
1. Less Stress
2. Helps Depression
B. Mindset
1. Positive thinking
2. Self confidence
C. Mental clarity
1. Focused
2. Aware
Body- Physical Health/Strength/immunity/
A. Immunity
1. Fighting Infections
2. Fighting Viruses
B. Strength
1. Muscle
2. Bone density
C. Better Functioning organs
1. Heart
2. Brain
Third main point (weakest)
A. Support
1. Example
2. Example
B. Support
1. Example
2. Example
C. Support
1. Example
2. Example
Conclusion
A. Exercising is critical for proper health both physically and mentally
B.
C. The benefits over exercising give us the advantage in everyday life.
Overall Health
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Overall Health
Intro- Exercise improving overall aspects of health
A.
Benefits of physical exertion
B.
C. Is exercising critical for proper health?
Body- Mental health/stress/depression/optimistic views
A. Cognitive functioning
1. Less Stress
2. Helps Depression
B. Mindset
1. Positive thinking
2. Self confidence
C. Mental clarity
1. Focused
2. Aware
Body- Physical Health/Strength/immunity/
A. Immunity
1. Fighting Infections
2. Fighting Viruses
B. Strength
1. Muscle
2. Bone density
C. Better Functioning organs
1. Heart
2. Brain
Conclusion
A. Exercising is critical for proper health both physically and mentally
B.
C. The benefits over exercising give us the advantage in everyday life.
Overall Health
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Rubric for the Assessment of the Argumentative Essay
A.
Introduction
Background/history
Define the problem
Thesis Statement
Conclusion
B.
MAIN POINTS
Body Paragraphs
Refutation
C.
ORGANIZATION
D.
WORKS CITED
E.
MECHANICS
Sentence Structure
Punctuation &
Capitalization
3
Well developed introductory
paragraph contains detailed
background , a clear explanation or
definition of the problem, and a thesis
statement
Conclusion summarizes the main
topics without repeating previous
sentences; writer’s opinions and
suggestions for change are logical
and well thought out.
Three or more main points are well
developed with supporting details.
Refutation paragraph(s)
acknowledges the opposing view and
summarizes their main points.
Logical, compelling progression of
ideas in essay;clear structure which
enhances
and showcases the central idea or
theme and moves the reader through
the text. Organization flows so
smoothly the reader
hardly thinks about it.
Effective, mature, graceful transitions
exist throughout the essay.
Source material is smoothly
integrated into the text. All sources
are accurately documented in the
desired format both in the text and on
the Works Cited page.
Sentence structure is correct.
Punctuation and capitalization are
correct.
2
Introductory paragraph contains some
background information and states the
problem, but does not explain using
details. States the thesis of the paper.
1
Introduction states the thesis but
does not adequately explain the
background of the problem. The
problem is stated, but lacks detail.
Conclusion summarizes main topics.
Some suggestions for change are
evident.
Conclusion summarizes main topics,
but is repetitive. No suggestions for
change and/or opinions are
included.
Three or more main points are present
but may lack detail and development in
one or two. Refutation paragraph(s)
acknowledges the opposing view but
doesn’t summarize points.
Overall, the paper is logically
developed. Progression of ideas in
essay makes sense and moves the
reader easily through the text.
Three or more main points, but all
lack development. Refutation
paragraph(s) missing and/or vague
Less than three main points,
with poor development of
ideas.
Refutation missing or vague.
Progression of ideas in essay
is awkward, yet moves the reader
through the text without too much
confusion. The writer sometimes
lunges ahead too quickly or spends
too much time on details that do not
matter. Transitions appear
sporadically, but not equally
throughout the ssay.
Arrangement of essay is unclear
and illogical. The writing lacks a
clear sense of direction. Ideas,
details or events seem strung
together in a loose or random
fashion; there is no identifiable
internal structure and readers
have trouble following the writer’s
line of thought. Few, forced
transitions in the essay or no
transitions are present.
Lacks sources and/or sources are
not accurately documented.
Format is incorrect for all sources.
Strong transitions exist throughout
and add to the essay’s coherence
Source material is used.
All sources are accurately documented,
but a few are not in the desired format.
Some sources lack credibility.
Sentence structure is generally correct.
Some awkward sentences do appear.
There are one or two errors in
punctuation and/or capitalization.
Source material is used, but
integration may be awkward.
All sources are accurately
documented, but many are not in
the desired format or lack credibility.
Work contains structural
weaknesses and grammatical
errors.
There are three or four errors in
punctuation and/or capitalization.
0
Thesis and/or problem is vague or
unclear. Background details are a
seemingly random collection of
information, unclear, or not related
to the topic.
Conclusion does not adequately
summarize the main points. No
suggestions for change or
opinions are included.
Score
___________
___________
___________
___________
Work contains multiple
incorrect sentence structures.
There are four or more errors in
punctuation and/or capitalization.
___________
TOTAL
Comments:
Grade Equivalent: A= 13 – 15 points
B= 10 – 12 points
C = 7 – 9 points
D = 4 – 6 points
F = 3 or less
Grade: ___________

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