This is a TWO part assignment! The letter has to be written apart from the Essay……….

Part 1 – Letter

Part 2 – Essay

In this assignment, you are the significantly older brother or sister of a child approaching adolescence.

Write a letter between 500-750 words in which you explain what he or she can expect to experience both socially and emotionally during adolescence.

Be gender-specific; choose one or the other to focus upon.

Share both the bright and dark sides of this time period and share ideas on how to get through it in the healthiest manner. Let him or her in on what you wished you had known. Share how your behaviors in adolescence impacted the rest of the family.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing and a title page is expected.

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

RuBric Below for the Letter

nsatisfactory
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 %Letter Describes Social Expectations During Adolescence

Letter omits or incompletely describes what can be expected socially during adolescence. Letter does not demonstrate understanding of the topic.

Letter inadequately describes what can be expected socially during adolescence. Letter demonstrates poor understanding of the topic.

Letter adequately describes what can be expected socially during adolescence. Letter demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic.

Letter clearly describes what can be expected socially during adolescence, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support claims. Letter demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic.

Letter expertly describes what can be expected socially during adolescence, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Letter demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.

20.0 %Letter Describes Emotional Expectations During Adolescence

Letter omits or incompletely describes what can be expected emotionally during adolescence. Letter does not demonstrate understanding of the topic.

Letter inadequately describes what can be expected emotionally during adolescence. Letter demonstrates poor understanding of the topic.

Letter adequately describes what can be expected emotionally during adolescence. Letter demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic.

Letter clearly describes what can be expected emotionally during adolescence, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support claims. Letter demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic.

Letter expertly describes what can be expected emotionally during adolescence, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Letter demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.

15.0 %Letter Shares Ideas to Get Through Adolescence

Letter omits or incompletely describes ideas to help get through adolescence as well as what the author wishes they would have known during adolescence. Letter does not demonstrate understanding of the topic.

Letter inadequately describes ideas to help get through adolescence as well as what the author wishes they would have known during adolescence. Letter demonstrates poor understanding of the topic.

Letter adequately describes ideas to help get through adolescence as well as what the author wishes they would have known during adolescence. Letter demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic.

Letter clearly describes ideas to help get through adolescence as well as what the author wishes they would have known during adolescence, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support claims. Letter demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic.

Letter expertly describes ideas to help get through adolescence as well as what the author wishes they would have known during adolescence, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Letter demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.

15.0 %Letter Shares How Behaviors Impact the Rest of the Family

Letter omits or incompletely describes how behaviors in adolescence impacted the rest of the family. Letter does not demonstrate understanding of the topic.

Letter inadequately describes how behaviors in adolescence impacted the rest of the family. Letter demonstrates poor understanding of the topic.

Letter adequately describes how behaviors in adolescence impacted the rest of the family. Letter demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic.

Letter clearly describes how behaviors in adolescence impacted the rest of the family, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support claims. Letter demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic.

Letter expertly describes how behaviors in adolescence impacted the rest of the family, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Letter demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.

20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

7.0 %Thesis Development and Purpose

Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.

Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.

Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

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.

20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

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 and/or sentence construction are used.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.

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

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.

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

The divorce rate in the United States remains at an all-time high.

Write a 1,000-1,250-word essay in which you consider the socioemotional response of adults and adolescents regarding divorce and custody arrangements. You are encouraged to use attachment theory in your paper. Address the following in your paper:

  1. Steps that can be taken to minimize the number of divorces
  2. Steps that can be taken to help children cope more effectively with their parents’ divorce
  3. A discussion of how a professional counselor can provide support for all the parties involved
  4. Discuss ethical and cultural strategies for promoting resilience, optimum development, and wellness in adolescence.
  5. Include a minimum of three scholarly resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is 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.

This assignment meets the following CACREP Standards:

2.F.3.f: Systemic and environmental factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior.

2.F.3.i. Ethical and culturally relevant strategies for promoting resilience and optimum development and wellness across the lifespan.


RUBRIC

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 %Steps to Minimize the Number of Divorces

Paper omits or incompletely describes what steps can be taken to minimize the number of divorces. Paper does not demonstrate understanding of the topic.

Paper inadequately describes what steps can be taken to minimize the number of divorces. Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the topic.

Paper adequately describes what steps can be taken to minimize the number of divorces. Paper demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic.

Paper clearly describes what steps can be taken to minimize the number of divorces, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support claims. Paper demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic.

Paper expertly describes what steps can be taken to minimize the number of divorces, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Paper demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.

15.0 %Steps to Help Children Cope

Paper omits or incompletely describes the steps that can be taken to help children cope more effectively with their parents? divorce. Paper does not demonstrate understanding of the topic.

Paper inadequately describes the steps that can be taken to help children cope more effectively with their parents? divorce. Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the topic.

Paper adequately describes the steps that can be taken to help children cope more effectively with their parents? divorce. Paper demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic.

Paper clearly describes the steps that can be taken to help children cope more effectively with their parents? divorce, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support claim. Paper demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic.

Paper expertly describes the steps that can be taken to help children cope more effectively with their parents? divorce, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Paper demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.

15.0 %Professional Counselor Support

Paper omits or incompletely describes how a professional counselor can provide support for all involved parties. Paper does not demonstrate understanding of the topic.

Paper inadequately describes how a professional counselor can provide support for all involved parties. Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the topic.

Paper adequately describes how a professional counselor can provide support for all involved parties. Paper demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic.

Paper clearly describes how a professional counselor can provide support for all involved parties, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support claim. Paper demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic.

Paper expertly describes how a professional counselor can provide support for all involved parties, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Paper demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.

20.0 %Ethical and Cultural Strategies in Adolescence

Paper omits or incompletely describes the ethical and cultural strategies that can be used to promote resilience, optimum development, and wellness in adolescence. Paper does not demonstrate understanding of the topic.

Paper inadequately describes the ethical and cultural strategies that can be used to promote resilience, optimum development, and wellness in adolescence. Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the topic.

Paper adequately describes the ethical and cultural strategies that can be used to promote resilience, optimum development, and wellness in adolescence. Paper demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic.

Paper clearly describes the ethical and cultural strategies that can be used to promote resilience, optimum development, and wellness in adolescence, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support claim. Paper demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic.

Paper expertly describes the ethical and cultural strategies that can be used to promote resilience, optimum development, and wellness in adolescence, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Paper demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.

20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

7.0 %Thesis Development and Purpose

Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.

Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.

Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

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.

20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

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 and/or sentence construction are used.

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

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but 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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