Mid-Term Paper

a. The first, in 2-4 pages, will require you to evaluate someone’s strategic theories discussed in the readings. (Your title page and bibliography do not count towards your page count) You may use any theorist therein, and any other with the professor’s approval. From a strong thesis about the value or validity of theories in question, you will prove your thesis utilizing other strategic theories and logical analysis. Hint: do not waste space providing a biography of the strategist, just focus on the strategist’s theories and bring in biographical details only when relevant. For the second paper, you will edit and revise the first.

b. Mid-Term Grading Rubric

Criteria A B C D F

Content and Analysis

(50%)

strong, analytical thesis; original interpretation of material; demonstrates understanding of historical context; consistent and effective use of sources thesis clear, but more descriptive than analytical; interpretation not original, but clearly expressed; demonstrates understanding of historical context; consistent and effective use of sources thesis only descriptive; interpretation relies heavily on other works; errors in historical context; incorporation of one sources thesis unclear; no interpretation, just description of events; lack of understanding of historical context; incorporation of sources no thesis; lack of interpretation and description of events; lack of understanding of historical context; incorporation of no sources
Structure and Organization (15%)

organization contributes to effectiveness of argument

organization is mostly logical, but could use improvement organization is confusing; it is difficult to follow the analysis and the narrative

organization is poor; analysis and narrative are garbled

organization is nonexistent; analysis and narrative do not make any sense
Writing Style (15%) sentences are well-constructed; excellent word choice; sources are used correctly and integrated into the paper; transitions clear and easy to follow sentences are mostly well-constructed; generally appropriate word choice; sources are mostly used correctly and integrated into the paper; transitions mostly clear and easy to follow sentences are often unclear; word choice is often poor; sources are mostly used correctly but are not integrated effectively into the paper; two or fewer instances of close paraphrasing of sources; transitions abrupt sentences are often unintelligible; word choice has obvious errors; incorrect use of sources; lack of integration of sources; three or more instances of close paraphrasing of sources; lack of transitions

writing unacceptably substandard; sources used poorly or not at all; four or more instances of close paraphrasing; no transitions

Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation (10%) paper has zero to one spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation errors paper has two to three spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation errors paper has four to five spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation errors paper has six to seven spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation errors paper has eight or more spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation errors

Documentation

(10%)

paper has no more than one error in citations (formatting or use) paper has two to three errors in citations paper has four to five errors in citations paper has six to seven errors in citations paper has eight or more errors in citations

* In addition to the above, 3 points will be deducted if response is less than minimum required length.

 
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