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Instructions & Guidance on Extra Credit ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Issue PapersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢
Extra Credit: For extra credit, students may write 5 to 10 page papers. These ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“extra credit papersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢
may be ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œissue papersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â (ie, have at least two sides (pro & con) and include your personal opinion about the topic, with rationale) or a conventional ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“topic paperÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ (ie, a narrative essay about the topic).
Sources: Papers must have at least two ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“acceptableÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ sources (ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“WikipediaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ is NOT considered an acceptable source); more sources are better. A ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œworks citedÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â page must accompany the paper.
Format: For ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œTopic PapersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â: Complete a conventional essay about an approved topic.
For ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIssue PapersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â: First, summarize the issue, then discuss the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“pros & consÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ of the issue; point out who wants what & why, and describe what the outcome might be if the issue is resolved one way versus another, then give your personal opinion regarding the issue, with rationale.
Length: Papers must be a minimum of 5 pages in length and may be as long as 10 pages; students may write any combination of 5 to 10 page papers for a total of up to 15 pages for 15 points extra credit (1 point per page)ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ only 5 to 10 page papers will be accepted.
Credit: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“GoodÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ papers receive one (1) point per full page, for a total of up to fifteen (15) points of extra credit. Papers must use proper grammar and sentence structure. Papers with bad grammar or less than full pages, get less credit. Points are added to your test grades and averaged, NOT added to your overall course grade
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