Content: The content of the paper will be graded based on the factual content related to the topic. The topic should be aligned with the main topic (see syllabus and schedule), but further defined by your interest(s).
Development of Topic: This section will be graded on if you truly develop the assigned topic with supportive documentation/RESOURCES. Provide content that demonstrates that you have an understanding of the respective topic as it relates to sport communication.
Grammar/Writing style: This section will be graded based on proper use of the English language including but not limited to correct spelling, grammar and sentence structure. The responses must be in APA format with a 12pt font, 1 inch margins throughout, Times New Roman and double-spaced. NO EXCEPTIONS. Failure to adhere to this requirement will result in a grade of 0/50. (Please see sample below).
Citations: There must be a minimum of 5 sources for each topic paper. They need to be from current information (no earlier than 2000) unless you are defending a historical position. All citations need to be in APA format.
Each topic paper must be 2 pages with 5 – 7 paragraphs, organized from broad focus down to a narrow focus. Additionally, a third page should serve as a reference page.