Reflection Paper

Regarding the Submission Deadline for the PaperNOTE: The Reflection Paper must be submitted by the deadline as stated in the Course Calendar. Failure to submit your paper on time will result in an automatic grade of zero (0). The ONLY way for you to receive an extension is to send me a signed note from a medical doctor, or work supervisor, on official letterhead no later than 24 hours after the due date, certifying your inability to submit your test/assignment on time because of a medical or work-related emergency.  Send this information to me in a pdf file in an e-mail to [email protected].  Please DO NOT send me requests for extensions if you do not have the aforementioned written documentation AND you if are not currently passing the class; they will not be heeded.Why I Will Not Accept Late Work.pdfCheating PolicyACADEMIC DISHONESTYThe Student Code of Conduct prohibits academic dishonesty and prescribes penalties for violations. According to this code, which is printed in the college catalogue, “academic dishonesty”, includes (but is not limited to) “cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, plagiarism, and collusion”.Any cutting and pasting you do without crediting the source will result in penalties appropriate to the offense—such a zero on the paper and/or failing the class. Plagiarized papers do not get a second chance in this class. Thus: Anyone who cuts and pastes should be VERY careful to give credit for even the most minor amount. If you didn’t write it yourself but took material from anyone else, even an encyclopedia, medical database, The New Yorker magazine or a friend or even your grandmother’s insights shared over dinner, you need to credit it properly.Academic dishonesty on this or any assignment WILL RESULT IN A GRADE OF ZERO ON THE ASSIGNMENT WITH NO CHANCE TO MAKE UP THE GRADE. NO EXCEPTIONS. PERIOD.What Is Plagiarism?This folder contains a PPT presentation on plagiarism. You are required to view it before you can submit your Reflection Paper. Mark ReviewedBrief Guide to MLA FormatAcknowledging Sources and Avoiding PlagiarismReflection Paper Topics with Grading RubricYou will write a 1000-1500 word response to your chosen paper topic from the list below. See Course Outline for the due date.This assignment is worth 300 points, or 30% of your grade.DO NOT USE ANY SOURCES OTHER THAN THE DALRYMPLE ARTICLE AND YOUR TEXTBOOK.YOU WILL ATTACH A FILE IN THE BOX AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.Learning Objectives:Students will demonstrate their ability to construct arguments about issues of both personal and universal significance. Their writing should demonstrate that they can construct cogent, concise, and logically coherent arguments.Assessment:Students should demonstrate that they can distinguish the relevant points that form a logically coherent argument. They should also be able to construct criticisms which effectively undermine, through the use of appropriate counter-examples, some premise of that argument.Your assignment is to read any ONE of the following four articles:The Frivolity of EvilHow and How Not to Love MankindWhat We Have to LoseRoads to SerfdomThen, FOR THE ARTICLE YOU CHOOSE TO WRITE ON, you will type a 1000-1500 word response in which you address EACH of the following points IN YOUR OWN WORDS: 1) What is the author’s main argument? 2) How does he support his main argument (evidence, ancillary arguments, etc.)? 3) Do you agree or disagree with him? 4) Why or why not? 5) Apply the insights of at least two of the readings we have studied in this course (in chapters 1-9) to your analysis. Make sure to give a substantive explanation of how the philosophers’ insights are relevant to the topic you are discussing.A WORD OF WARNING: These articles are rather long and complex. The author likes to make extensive use of his rather copious vocabulary, so I strongly urge you to havedictionary.comhandy as you work your way through your chosen article. The purpose of this essay assignment is for you to demonstrate your ability to discuss, analyze, and evaluate complex philosophic arguments. I am confident that the reading assignments, tests, and discussion boards will have prepared you for this final, and no doubt challenging, essay assignment.Note: I only allow one attempt on this assignment. Students who do not fully address all of the components of the assignment as stated in the instructions as well as the grading rubric below will have to be content with the grade they earned.Please use MLA format.Your paper will be graded according to the following rubric:Grading Rubric:The following standards are numbered in order of importance for grading.1.Essay demonstrates an understanding of the material: The student has correctly grasped a philosophical problem or question, has explained it accurately, and on the basis of a substantially correct interpretation of any texts involved. Key terms are used correctly. The essay shows evidence of the student’s independent thought, and is written in his or her distinctive voice. Short (one sentence) quotations are used (comprising no more than 10% of the body of the paper), when appropriate, to support the writer’s analysis, and an explanation is offered for each quotation.The use of block quotations will result in a severe point deduction.95 points2.Essay has clear and coherent argument: There is a clearly stated thesis, and support for this thesis in the body of the paper. Each paragraph contributes to this argument, and follows logically from the paragraph before it. The argument presented is persuasive. The insights of two other philosophers are incorporated into the analysis.95 points3.Essay fulfills assigned task: The essay addresses the entire assigned question or topic, elaborating on important ideas in satisfactory depth, but without bringing in anything extraneous or irrelevant. The introduction of the essay focuses and provides clarity for the paper. Important terms are clearly and accurately defined. Each paragraph conveys a coherent, organized thought. Short (one sentence) quotations are occasionally used, when appropriate, to support the writer’s analysis, and an explanation is offered for each quotation. No more than 10% of paper is made up of direct quotes. No block quotations.40 points4.Essay obeys standards for good persuasive writing: the writer shows that he or she is comfortable using philosophical language, and the prose is clear, not awkward. The structure of the sentences reflects the relationships between/among the ideas discussed.40 points5.Essay is technically correct: The essay has been carefully and thoughtfully proofread. The argument is written in complete sentences, with punctuation that does not mislead the reader. There are no mistakes in spelling, grammar, word choice, and punctuation.30 pointsSubmit Reflection Paper HEREPlease click on the above link and EITHER attach a WORD file ORtype or pasteyour 1000-1500 word reflection paper in the “Submit Reflection Paper HERE link: go into “Assignment Submission” and then either paste your paper or attach a file, then click “Submit.” Be sure to check the Course Outline for the due date. Only one attempt allowed.STUDENTS ARE ONLY ALLOWED ONE ATTEMPT: SO PLEASE MAKE SURE THIS IS YOUR BEST WORK.I CANNOT ACCEPT PAGES FILES.Mark ReviewedNLC Online Writing LabStudents are HIGHLY encouraged to use North Lake College’s excellent Online Writing Lab (or OWL).•  The Online Writing Lab (OWL) allows students to submit papers to our writing tutors electronically and get feedback within 24-72 hours.  The OWL can be accessed through eCampus.•  After logging on to eCampus, click on the Community Tab at the top.•  Type “Owl” in the search field and click “Go.”•  Next, click on the double drop-down arrowsnext to“NLC-OWL2,” and then click on “Enroll.”•  Once enrolled, students can receive services from the OWL.