Ensure the articles are properly applied in your analysis. That is, ensure the use of key
elements of each article are utilized. Simply using quotes and adding a sentence or two
thereafter will NOT suffice. Utilize, for example, major themes, findings, conclusions,
policies, etc. is important when integrating scholarly works. Presumably, you will
NOT agree with both publications, which is great. You will need to be objective in your
presentation of both publications, however.
Each article MUST have its own substantive paragraph. In short, there MUST be a deep
and cogent reflection for each publication.
Ensure that you have a strong introduction and conclusion for the paper. Being able to
set-up and wrap-up your position in a written format is important with academic writing.
Use quotations sparingly. The over-use of quotations is likely to detract from ones
analysis, which would result in a grade reduction.
A bibliography is not needed when using the assigned articles and textbook from the
course. When citing course readings, simply put the last name of the author(s) and the
page number you are referring to, at the end of the corresponding sentence. Here is an
example: (Monk, p. 1596). However, if you are accessing readings from outside of the
course, you MUST include a full APA citation and corresponding bibliography in your
Ensure a cover-page is included. For materials outside of the course, a bibliography
MUST be included.
In-text citation are required. The lacking or failure to in-text cite will result in a zero
for a grade.
Ensure the entire document is in 12 point, Times Roman font and double-spaced
The response MUST be at least 500 words, which does not include quotes, citations,
cover-page and bibliography. To be clear, if a posted response has 499 words, for
example, a zero will be the grade (Yes, I will do a word count.).