Assignment Purpose:

The mock essay gives you a chance to implement APA style formatting while also showcasing your ability to integrate sources into a written project. Please note: You will want to build upon all of the work that you have done in previous units to complete the Mock Essay. While you will be evaluated on properly presenting your research using APA style formatting, the main focus of this assessment is your ability to integrate or synthesize resources into a written project. You are encouraged to review the learning content from the Unit 6 and 7 learning maps before beginning this essay.

Assignment Description:
You will create an introduction that ends with a thesis statement and then write two additional paragraphs, which include at least two in-text citations from separate sources. This mock essay will also include a title page, a running head, headings and a reference page.

How to submit your assignment:

After you complete your assignment in a Microsoft Word document, save your work, and then you will need to attach the completed document to your submission. The process will be similar to making an attachment to an e-mail:

Under Attach File, click on “Browse My Computer.”
Look up your saved document, and click “Open.
Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click “Submit.”

Assignment Parameters:

Your assignment submission should be a Word document that fully adheres to the instructions listed above. Be sure to proofread your assignment. This assignment is worth a possible 130 points. This assignment will be evaluated by your Instructor using the following criteria:






Synthesize sources with original ideas and other sources

The essay indicates a strong ability to synthesize sources with original ideas and other sources. The thesis statement is focused and supportable. The topic and concluding sentences of the paragraphs are in the writer’s own words. Quotes or paraphrases are relevant to the thesis, commented on, and blended with the writer’s own words.

The essay indicates a developing ability to synthesize sources with original ideas and other sources. The thesis statement is somewhat focused and supportable. The topic and/or concluding sentences are in the writer’s own words. Quotes or paraphrases are somewhat relevant to the thesis, commented on, and blended with the writer’s own words.

The essay does not indicate an ability to synthesize sources with original ideas and other sources.

APA document formatting

The essay indicates a strong ability to format a document according to APA guidelines. The running head, title page, heading, font, spacing, and margins are formatted with no more than one error.

The essay indicates a developing ability to format a document according to APA guidelines. The running head, title page, heading, font, spacing, and margins are formatted with two or more errors.

The essay does not indicate an ability the document according to APA guidelines.

APA in-text citation

The essay indicates a strong ability to cite sources in-text according to APA guidelines. In-text citations contain no more than one error.

The essay indicates a developing ability to cite sources in-text according to APA guidelines. In-text citations contain two or more errors.

The essay does not indicate an ability to cite sources in-text according to APA guidelines.

APA reference page citation

The essay indicates a strong ability to cite sources on a reference page according to APA guidelines. Reference page citations contain no more than two errors.

The essay indicates a developing ability to cite sources on a reference page according to APA guidelines. Reference page citations contain three or more errors.

The essay does not indicate an ability to cite sources on a reference page according to APA guidelines.

 
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