In this case, use reflection and critical thinking to theorize and justify your connection. The goal is to answer: why is this still relevant.

The topic you must write about is (the past and the present of Anti-Semitism)

For this paper, students will choose a topic from class or from the reading. This could be a case study, a theory, a concept, etc., and it does not have to be covered in class thus far. Using critical thinking, students will research this topic and then conceptualize how this topic relates to the present day. Papers should summarize this “past” topic, summarize the “present” topic, and then explain how the past helps inform or is related to the present. You may not find an article directly linking the past topic, to the present. For example, you may not find an article directly linking Freud’s practices to today’s gender stereotypes. In this case, use reflection and critical thinking to theorize and justify your connection. The goal is to answer: why is this still relevant.

CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Introduction

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*exceptional introduction that grabs interest of reader and summarizes the content of the paper. No more than half a page. *proficient introduction that is interesting and summarizes the content, but it somewhat unclear. *basic introduction that summarizes the content but lacks interest or is unclear. *weak or no introduction of topic.
Explanation of past and present topic

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*excellent summary of past and present topics, with an equal amount of length explaining both. *good summary of past and present topics, with an unequal amount of length explaining both. *basic summary of one topic and does not explain the other. *lack of summary of both topics.
Support of past and present connection

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*exceptionally critical, relevant, and consistent connections made between the past and present topic.

**excellent analysis.

*consistent connections made between the past and present topic

**good analysis.

*some connections made between past and present topic

**some analysis.

*limited or no connections made between the past and present topic.

**lack of analysis.

Quality of information/

evidence

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*paper is exceptionally researched, extremely detailed, and historically accurate. Paper has 6+ sources, two of which are peer reviewed research articles. * paper is well-researched, contains some details, and has 4-6 sources, two of which are peer reviewed research articles. *paper is not well researched, has few details and/or examples are given. Paper has 2-3 sources, one of which is a peer reviewed research article. *information provided has little or nothing to do with the topics. Paper has 1 or less source, and no peer reviewed research articles.
Organization

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*exceptionally clear, logical, and thorough development of paper with excellent transitions between and within paragraphs. Paper is 6-7 pages in length. *clear and logical order that supports paper with good transitions between and within paragraphs. Paper is 5-6 pages in length. *somewhat clear and logical development of paper with basic transitions between and within paragraphs. Paper is 3-4 pages in length. *lacks development of paper with weak or no transitions between and within paragraphs. Paper is less than 3 pages.
Grammar/Usage/

Mechanics

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*almost entirely free of spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors. Paper does not use “I”. *may contain few spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. Paper uses “I” a few times. *contains several spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors which detract from the paper’s readability. Paper uses “I” frequently. *so many spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors that the paper cannot be understood. Paper is written mostly from a first person perspective.
Citation format

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*conforms to APA formatting and there are none or very few citation errors *conforms to APA formatting and there are some citation errors *Conforms to APA format and has multiple errors that impacts paper’s readability *does not conform to APA format
References page

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*entries correct as to APA format. *entries mostly correct as to APA format. *reference page not in APA format *no reference page
 

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