UC Irvine Paranormal Investigation Scientist and Sensitive Critical Response Please read the guideline that I attached below. It is very important. Please

UC Irvine Paranormal Investigation Scientist and Sensitive Critical Response Please read the guideline that I attached below. It is very important.

Please read Marc Eaton’s “Paranormal Investigation: The Scientist and the Sensitive” pp. 76-94.

Writing Guidelines:

11 or 12 point Times New Roman or Calibri font only

Double-spaced

One-inch margins on all sides

Numbered pages in upper right corner

Proper Citations Required (You may use footnotes, endnotes, and in-text citations)

Your name, course number, and date on a separate cover sheet.

Separate works cited page

(Response papers that do not meet these guidelines will be penalized)

Format:

This paper should not merely be a summary of the reading itself. Rather, the paper will be graded based on the following inclusions:

An overview of the author’s main arguments (Approximately 3 or more pages)
What overall argument is the author making? What specific examples does the author focus on in the reading?
How is this argument being made? (e.g., What kind of data is being used by the author to support her argument?)
How does this argument support or refute arguments made by other authors in the section?
Your personal critical response to the reading (Approximately 2 pages)
What, if anything, do you find convincing about the argument being made?
What problems and/or oversights do you see in the reading?
What, specifically, do you think this article contributes to broader discussions of the topic?

Your essay should include:

1) an introductory paragraph providing a general overview (preview) of the main body of your essay and your conclusions

2) main body (summary and critical response)

3) concluding paragraph

Grading Rubric:

Response papers will be graded according to the following criteria:

Content and Development (Total points: 80)
Paper addresses the main arguments and issue(s) raised: 50 Points
Critical response is substantive: 30 Points (Well-formed, thoughtful, and detailed responses to the reading. Minimum total of 5 double-spaced pages per paper.)
Mechanics (Total points: 10)
Rules of spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed: 10 Points
Readability and Style (Total points: 10)
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise, and the tone is appropriate to the content and assignment: 10 Points

100 points total per paper Response Paper Guidelines
Supernatural Folklore
SOC SCI 189
Spring 2020
Over the course of the quarter, you are required to submit a written response (fully five pages) to TWO of
the readings discussed in class. You will be assigned a group number (1-10) during the first week of class.
For these two assignments, each person in the group will be required to submit his or her response paper
on the corresponding due date listed on the syllabus.
**Please submit these responses in your assignment folder on the Canvas webpage**
PLEASE NOTE: Your group number is for grading purposes only. You must write and
submit your own individual response paper.
To find your group number, go to the course Canvas site, select “People” on the menu on the
left side of your screen, then select the “Essay Groups” tab. If you do not see you name on
any of the group lists, please inform me and/or the TA.
**PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESPONSE PAPERS AS EITHER A WORD DOCUMENT OR PDF**
**We are happy to provide feedback on your essay drafts. If you would like feedback, please submit your
draft to us at least 48 hours before the due date**
Writing Guidelines:
11 or 12 point Times New Roman or Calibri font only
Double-spaced
One-inch margins on all sides
Numbered pages in upper right corner
Proper Citations Required (You may use footnotes, endnotes, and in-text citations)
Your name, course number, and date on a separate cover sheet.
Separate works cited page
(Response papers that do not meet these guidelines will be penalized)
Format:
This paper should not merely be a summary of the reading itself. Rather, the paper will be graded based
on the following inclusions:
1. An overview of the author’s main arguments (Approximately three or more pages)
a. What overall argument is the author making? What specific examples does the author focus on in the
reading?
b. How is this argument being made? (e.g., What kind of data is being used by the author to support her
argument?)
c. How does this argument support or refute arguments made by other authors in the section?
2.
a.
b.
c.
Your personal critical response to the reading (Approximately two pages)
What, if anything, do you find convincing about the argument being made?
What problems and/or oversights do you see in the reading?
What, specifically, do you think this article contributes to broader discussions of the topic?
Your essay should include:
1) an introductory paragraph providing a general overview (preview) of the main body of your essay and
your conclusions
2) main body (summary and critical response)
3) concluding paragraph
Writing Tips:
1) Carefully proofread your final draft to minimize any spelling and grammatical errors
2) Avoid long, direct quotes from the reading. Paraphrase whenever possible
Grading Rubric:
Response papers will be graded according to the following criteria:
1. Content and Development (Total points: 80)
a. Paper addresses the main arguments and issue(s) raised: 50 Points
b. Critical response is substantive: 30 Points (Well-formed, thoughtful, and detailed responses to the
reading. Minimum total of 5 double-spaced pages per paper.)
2. Mechanics (Total points: 10)
a. Rules of spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed: 10 Points
3. Readability and Style (Total points: 10)
a. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise, and the tone is appropriate to the content and assignment:
10 Points
100 points total per paper

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